Monday, April 20, 2020

Bad Snowman Book Progress

This last month has been spent illustrating one of my next books which is due out in the Fall  of 2020. "Bad Snowman" is something that I've been working on and off over the last two years between other projects, and now with so much time at home, it's getting worked on every day. Some of these drawings are taking ten to fourteen hours, with ongoing edits. Lots of local references as usual...
Here's a peek...


Sunday, December 29, 2019

Just One More Thing!

As we close in on the last few days of 2019, my mural in Historic Ellicott City was completed just two days ahead of the deadline. It's in a great location, where nearly every visitor walks by to shop in town.

The top section is a composite of views that is taken from a series of drawings done in 1974, and recently painted in acrylics.

The bottom section is based on an insurance map from the late 19th century. It was updated to include building changes made since then, using Google Earth View. Both were combined on an Apple Ipad, using “Procreate” a digital drawing program. Both the upper painting, and the map drawing were digitized and Adobe Photoshop was used to do the final sectional design.

The middle section is a business card holder, with 42 boxes.

All is framed with Cypress wood, which will age to a silvery gray.


Sunday, December 15, 2019

A few days remain to order these GREAT Christmas gifts... All richly illustrated.

The perfect gift for anyone that loves Historic Ellicott City.
All four are available on ETSY, and are ready for immediate shipping.

First, a book of art featuring Historic Ellicott City, and the fifty years that I've painted there.
Second, a new book, about growing up in Ellicott City, before it was famous.
Third, the first Zombie Snowmen of Ellicott City book.
Last, the newest Zombie Snowman book.

Both Zombie Snowmen books were written by Jerry Lee Harlowe, and illustrated by me.

Wiley Purkey - Painter of Ellicott City History available here

Madison Snow and Fraser Fir available here

The Legend of the Zombie Snowmen of Ellicott City #1 available here

Zombie Snowmen - The Return of the Icy Undead #2 available here


Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Christmas Open Studio

My final art event of a very busy year!

Open Studio. Original paintings, prints, mugs, cards, pillows and scarves.

Saturday, Dec. 7th - 1 to 5
Saturday, Dec. 14th - 1 to 5

Stop in, bring your art loving friends.
Wiley

The event on Facebook

2309 Harvest Farm Rd. Sykesville.





Monday, December 2, 2019

Ellicott City Winter Panorama 25% off sale at Fine Art America!


Fine Art America is having a 25% off sale on prints, (which they almost NEVER do). So you can get my Winter Panorama of Historic Ellicott City printed in a nice large size, up to 96 inches wide on the printed on acrylic option, or 108 inches wide if you chose the printed on stretched canvas option. For the next 12 hours only!

Their work is superior to any other print on demand printer, and with the discount, why wouldn't anyone take advantage of it. It's a lot cheaper than the $9500 I'm asking for the original painting!