Thursday, December 14, 2017

Cardinal in the Pines

Click to Bid,  8 by 10 inches,  Acrylic on acid free illustration board
I decided to do the snowflakes with airbrush as opposed to the spattering technique with toothbrush.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Holiday Pop

Click to bid,  11 by 14 inches,   Acrylic on acid free illustration board
I purchased this vintage carton of soda last December at an area flea market.  I had planned to do a painting using it as reference at that time.  Now a year later I finally have the painting completed. 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Misty Rose

Click to Bid,   13 by 20 inches,  Acrylic on panel,
Until now most of my floral painting subjects have usually been irises or zinnias.  I know roses have always been a favorite of artists.  Finally I've painted a rose that I am very happy with. 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Nude Study # 8

Click to Bid,  8 by 10 inches,  Acrylic on acid free illustration board
Back in the mid 1980's I did some graduate studies at the University of Missouri.  After an introduction to a drawing class I found that most of the sketching would be from nude models.  Over the course of the class we drew every conceivable pose possible. Every kind of foreshortened pose was done.  I became very frustrated with drawing the nude.  Years have passed and now I'm painting the nude figure again. This time I've decided to take a creative approach in the painting process of the nude.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Some of the materials used in painting "Five Characters in Search of an Exit"

Here is a photo showing the comic book and photo reference used in the painting.  I've also included the Iwata custom micron airbrush.  The toy figures are also in the photo along with the Molotow acrylic markers used in the painting. 

Five Characters in Search of an Exit

Click to Bid,  15 by 15 inches,  Acrylic on acid free illustration board,
The title of this painting is from an old Twilight Zone episode.  Considering the title with the painting  I wanted this still-life's meaning to have an ambiguous feel.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Autumn Splendor

Click to Bid,  8 by 10 inches,  Acrylic on acid free illustration board
My previous painting "Autumn Dream" was painted using reference photos from a few years ago.  I recently returned to that location to take new reference photos.  This painting is based on those photos.  Within the last week the majority of our tree foliage has turned to an orange and burnt-orange mixture.  I was lucky to capture those colors in my reference photos.