Saturday, February 27, 2010

More brown paper drawings

Canter, top, and Narcissus Bulbs, both mixed media on Ingres paper. These were demonstrations in my drawing classes. Horse is about 9" x 12" and bulbs approx. 9" x 13".

Friday, February 19, 2010

Torley the Dwarf Hamster

5" x 5" mixed media on Rives BFK Tan paper (my favorite!). Click to enlarge.

This is perhaps the smallest commissioned work I've ever done. He took a couple hours when I was between classes yesterday at Bloomington Art Center. I'm rather taken with the little fellow!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Louis the Golden Retriever

Louis in the Snow, 10" x 8" oil on canvas, commissioned portrait.

Below, the original state of this picture. Due to a miscommunication, I painted the dog with a summer background, when the client wanted snow. Whoops! Fortunately, I was able to change the season.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Seed Series 5 and 6

Untitled (Seed Series #5) and Milkweed (Seed Series #6), 8" x 6". Both mixed media on Rives BFK Tan paper.

$45 each.


Monday, February 8, 2010

Motley Fool Kitty, Part One

Belly Up. Sketch based on Grumpybiker's lovely Hosuni. Mixed media on paper, approx. 6" x 11".

This is the first of what will be several cat drawings based on photos by my friends at the Motley Fool's Pet Lovers Board. Many thanks for their generous help with reference material!


Saturday, February 6, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Toy Lippizan

Mixed media on brown paper, 7" x 6.5". Sold. Click to enlarge.

Created this morning just for the enjoyment of it. The horse is a Breyer model I've had since junior high. Toys often make interesting pieces of sculpture and I enjoy working from them.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A Towering Cathedral

30" x 10" oil on canvas. Click to enlarge the image. This is for the Red Gala at Maple Grove Art Center on Friday, Feb. 5.