Saturday, March 17, 2018

My favorite pals





Monday, March 5, 2018

New Collage Photos

 I tend to miss a cutout character after I have glued it for eternity into a collage. So I am experimenting with keeping the character 'alive', placing it into different situations and taking a photograph rather than gluing it just to make an art object. It gives me a chance to storytell and create a world for the character. We'll see how it evolves.

I like to put these on my instagram feed here: alisonhilaryco

Here are some of my current photos:

Here's a short experimental sequence I put together actually last year, 2017 called 'Up in the Club'
A tale of Gina,  Gina's pushy boyfriend Zeus, and the innocent Egyptian. She ends up flying away, super done with Zeus' drama.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

From the Sketchbook

Making art involves constant practice and skill building. I believe sketching is a great mental exercise.
I enjoy sketching in watercolor. Lately, I have been interested in the contour lines of my jade and agave plants.
 Here are some excerpts from my watercolor sketchbook:

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Friday, November 10, 2017

C is for Cats

I made two Cat images the other day for my ABC's wooden block project. The green background is Comet the cat, and the pink background is Flower the cat.

I like the idea of having Comet since his name begins with a C, but I do like the painting of Flower the cat better :) She is not finished yet.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Off to a Good Home

I took a quick photo of these before I sent them to a new good home. These were painted the beginning of 2017.

Monday, October 30, 2017

"Little Crow"

"Little Crow"
Oil on canvas
Came accross this painting in my files the other day. Still one of my favorites.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

2017 Landscapes

Some favorites from my 2017 landscapes.

Monday, September 25, 2017

ABC's Wooden Block Project

ABC's Block Project. Each block has 6 sides with images
relating to the letter of each block.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Garden

The Garden
Acrylic on Arches paper

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Salvia and Butterfly

Salvia and Butterfly
Acrylic on Arches paper

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Comet watercolor sketch

A very rare chance at getting a watercolor sketch of Comet the cat.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Our Star, June 27, 2017
Forever under the Wegelia

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Wildflower On-site Oil Paintings

Indian Turnip
Oil painting on Arches paper

Marsh Marigold
Oil painting on Arches paper

Trout Lily
Oil painting on Arches paper
Some Spring ephemerals I painted on site.