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Continued Scariness Detail of acrylic on collaged paper on canvas, 9" x 12"

Detail of acrylic painting by Leah Palmer Preiss

More denizens of my painting-in-progress! This section is about 2.5 inches square.

I’m excited about this piece because it’s the first of a series I have in mind that will center on words & creatures. Next in line is the word “Explore”– do you have any favorite words that you would love to see invaded by odd beings?


Marginaliens Acrylic on collaged text on canvas, 12"x6"


It’s been far too long since I posted an actual painting! The Illustrator experiments have been good training, but my hand was itching to hold a brush. So here’s the result:

I imagined a medieval monk patiently illuminating a manuscript, when suddenly an alien spaceship lands in the monastery courtyard. Surely his new acquaintances would make their way into the margins.