Illustration · Poems

February

February poem, written and illustrated by Jim Public In honor of this most brief of months, a poem, illustrated.
FEBRUARY
The clouds, a blanket overhead, Won’t let the sun get out of bed, And crows among the seagulls fly Like salt and pepper in the sky.
Portraits

Two Sisters as Superheroes

Little Girl Superhero Portrait, Jim Public, 2012 Baby Girl Superhero Portrait, Jim Public, 2012 While working on new paintings and illustrations in the studio, I have also been working on an upsurge of new portrait commissions lately. There are so many painters who do traditional portraiture better than I do–not to mention photographers–that I prefer the fun energy of transforming people into comic- and cartoon-style heroes.
Illustration

New Homepage Illustration

Homepage Illustration, Jim Public I have just streamlined this website, and the homepage now features this new illustration of some characters standing in front of one of my paintings with their attention elsewhere.
Poems

Words in the Air

Words in the Air, Jim Public, 120207
Sometimes I like to talk out loud when nobody is there. My brother calls it craziness, my mother calls it prayer, my father calls it poetry, and all of these are fair; but I just like to watch the shapes my words make in the air.