Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Snow monster

This was done for the Avalanche blog, I really tried to push the painting toward completion. I think I have trouble finishing entirely, and it makes a huge difference to have a strong background. I wonder if I should have put more time into the drawing and composition though. I'm not sure I am totally pleased, and it gets hard to finish unless you are sure your happy with it.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

And now for something completely different

I think this will be my inaugural insect post. A sketchbook drawing pencil on paper maybe 4".

While visiting Prague and the Alphonse Mucha museum, I saw a breathtaking pencil drawing he had done of berries and leaves. It was so simple but so well done and meticulously detailed. I tried to follow that lead with this bug but my lines are nowhere near as perfect as Mucha's.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Finally, an oil painting. And a landscape at that. This is a horrible digital image that I will fix eventually, but for now this is what I have.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

figure #17

A figure drawing, offered without comment.