Wednesday, June 30, 2010


added a woodpecker last night to finish it. it's titled Perch. 12x12 acrylic on canvas.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

12x12 update

current stage after second session. the cadmium orange is way brighter in person same with some of the green.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


here's a random scan from my sketchbook. been digging on Iris's lately. i have been drawing again with a fountain pen i've had for some time now. its a Namiki fountain pen with a flexible medium point. i personally like finer points so i've been using the nib upside down while drawing. it works for me.....

decided to approach this 12x12 a little different. i laid down a wash of Cadmium and worked on top while letting it show through in some areas. This is a very common technique but don't use it in my process much. figured i would give it a try. its been fun so far. i does look a bit weird at this stage eh?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


another 12x12. i saw this root in a botanical illustration book that was red and used it as a departure for this piece.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

the root of...

here's a 12x12 i started this evening. my intention was to make foliage grow out of a root. it's more like a branch with roots. i'm having fun though.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Daurian Redstart

here's a Daurian Redstart i added over the weekend. they're common birds native in Eastern Asia. i found out about them during my research recently and wanted to add one to a painting so i figured this was a great opportunity to do so. they're not as bright orange in real life but in my world they are. this piece is one of eight total that will be in a show at Catherine Kelleghan Gallery in Atlanta in July.