Kylie

Signed, sealed, delivered.   Kylie’s photoshoot was done over a year ago, she grew a lot since I last saw her.   Seeing the faces of the family when I deliver a painting is so much fun. I would like my art and my life to brighten the corner of a small place in...
Their surrounding were deadly

Their surrounding were deadly

Scheele’s Green was a deadly color Bad Chemistry Scheele’s Green was invented in 1775 by Carl Wilhelm Scheele.  The pigment was originally prepared by making a solution of sodium carbonate. The temperature of the sodium carbonate was about 90 °C. Slowly adding...
Madelyn

Madelyn

Here the time-lapse progression of this one.   The story about this painting Madelyn’s grandmother had a portrait done of her daughter around five years of age.  Madelyn’s mother saved the dress she wore in her own portrait from when she was a little...
Interesting Email

Interesting Email

I received this email from a lady: “Hello, I’ve seen the painting you did of the buggy driver with two mules… As a fun side note, the driver in your painting is my husband, Dave and the “white” mule” is Blue. Dave and Blue are...
Drawing an Eye

Drawing an Eye

This is a pencil tutorial, demonstrating the drawing of an eye. Art supplies: Bristol 96lb XL series by Canson blending stump Faber-Castell 9000 graphite pencils: HB, B, 2B, 4B, 8B Tombow MONO zero eraser Please contact me if you have any...
Creating a custom piece

Creating a custom piece

When someone requests a custom piece of artwork, they usually already have an idea in their mind. The artist job is to bring that vision into reality. For this painting, the art patron, Bonnie, wanted an eagle soaring.   I had her send me a picture of the wall she was...