Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Honoring Rileystreet's Art Teachers

Here's a shot from the reception Honoring Rileystreet’s Teachers held at Rileystreet Art Supply during the San Rafael Art Walk in October.

                         (Larry, Molly, Sam and Kade. Molly's portrait of Richard Shaw hangs in the background)

Molly teaches  ongoing classes in Beginning Acrylic Painting Portraiture: People and Animals at Rileystreet Art Supply in San Rafael (1138 4th St.) every Monday 10:30am to 12:30pm.

(For more info contact Molly through our blog).

For more about Rileystreet Art Supply check out:

415-457-ARTS (2787)

Photo courtesy of  Mallory Geitheim

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Murphy Anderson July 9, 1926--October 23, 2015

One of the comic art heroes of my youth has died--Murphy Anderson.

October 1962
I especially liked his science fiction themed comic books.

Nobody could capture the space opera feel-- the high adventure, the charm of the future like Murphy Anderson. ( In Anderson's work, even the dystopian futurist settings of the Atomic Knights were charming).

September 1962

Here's an example from Planet Comics March 1945

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Postscript IV: International Day of Peace Art Show

One more item from the International Day of Peace show-- What Does Peace look Like?

I did this piece, a sort of comic strip -- Fun Facts to Know from the Dalai Lama—for the show but didn’t have a  decent photo of it from the exhibit so here it is now.  A little late

Eventually, we will let you see Molly’s painting from the same show. Even though she exhibited it in What Does Peace Look Like? She regards it as unfinished---a work in progress. 

copyright 2015 Rippee

Friday, October 9, 2015

Molly's Turn: Happy Birthday Virginia

Beautiful Mom, circa 1970
Today would be my mother's 98th birthday. We, my siblings and I, were so lucky to have her as our mother. She was born into a volatile world, just at  the close of WWI and lived a strange life of beauty and hardship, yet her spirit remained strong throughout. She was an extremely talented and creative artist her entire life. She was a warm, compassionate mother filled with love for her children, grandchildren and great great grandchild.

Virginia Irvin is greatly missed.