Friday, May 23, 2014

Round One

I added the first round of watercolor. This is where I start to get a feel for what direction I want to go. Right now I feel directionless. I'm not sure what my next move will be.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


I started a new piece last night. I am going to try something a little different but pretty much the same with this. I have a direction in mind but who knows where I will end up with it.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Young Blue Eyes

All done. 15" x 22" on cold press watercolor paper. I little different than how I normally paint. I kept the brush strokes choppy looking rather than blended.

Friday, May 16, 2014

The Dude Starts

Okay, back to the classics.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


I'm still having fun with the charcoals.

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Quick Charcoal

It has been a while since my last piece so I did a quick charcoal tonight.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Sheep - Step 1

I'm trying something new with this sheep piece. I put down this base color and then I am going to add charcoal. I didn't like the way the watercolor paper took the charcoal last time but I don't give up easily.

Sunday, April 13, 2014


It took a long time but I finally finished this pice. I'm not all that happy with it but I can't quite put my finger on why.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Second Sheep

This is the sheep I am going my more traditional route of ink and watercolor. this is step one,  the inking.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ink/Charcoal Sheep

I wanted to try something different so this piece I inked first then added charcoal. I used cold press watercolor paper. Not a good surface for charcoal. I am not happy with the results but at least I tried and I can now stop thinking about this combo and move on.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Piggy 2

Okay, I gave in and will be posting on this blog again. I like this format better than the facebook one but I have a lot of followers on FB that I do not have here. Oh well, the egotist in me says post me work everywhere!  :)

The pigs on paper are all done. On to sheep.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Facebook Page

I finally took the plunge and started a facebook artist page. Here is the link

I will be posting my future work there. Please go check it out. Thank you.

Piggy 2

Jumping right into the second of this series. I had planned four but knocked it down to two. I want to change directions a little after this. I am not happy with the results of working on the newspaper but am willing to give it one more try.

This is the watercolor layer. I tried leaving more newspaper uncovered to keep the piece lighter. Next up, acrylics.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Piggy Done

Just finished the first of this series. I'm not crazy about this piece but I can't put my finger on why. I stopped at this point because I didn't want to overwork it and make it worse. And, of course, there have been times where I wasn't happy with the piece and it ended up being a fan favorite. I hope this will be one of those cases.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Watercolor added

As I was adding the watercolor to this piece I remembered why I stopped working on newspaper. I hate it! The paper sucks up the watercolors and dried my brush quickly. It is difficult to work with. On the up side I think this looks pretty good. I was on the fence about stopped here and calling it done. But I think the addition of acrylics will make it better.

Sunday, March 02, 2014


Since my farm animal pieces are proving to be popular and I enjoy working with them, I am going to stay with that theme for the moment. I was looking back at my paintings on newspaper and liking that look so here are some more. Two paintings of pigs.

First I use matt gel to glue the newspaper on canvas board. Then I sketch out the image in pencil. Then I ink. Next I will add watercolors then acrylic.

Friday, February 28, 2014


Back to charcoal. This was my second attempt at a cow. The first one went horribly wrong and ended up in the trash.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sponge Onion

This is the fourth and final of the onion series. TI did the inking as usaul. The color was watercolor and acrylic and applied with a sponge. I think I started overworking this one and so stopped here.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

A Third of Onions

Here is the third of this series of four. I turned out very different than what I had envisioned. I was going to make this one more monotone and drippy. I couldn't resist all the wonderful colors in the onions.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

More Onions

Here is the second of the series.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

First one done

This is 5" x 7". It is simple but I like it.

Monday, February 17, 2014


Well, I am back to my old style.  A series of 4. Step one, the inking. I inked all four at once. I will then paint them individually to completion.

Candle Sticks

It took me longer to set this up than to draw it. I love these candle sticks and go to then often. I wanted to put something in the bowl that would be interesting and came up with this.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Charcoal Chicken

Another day, another charcoal piece. I'll probably do a few more charcoals and then venture into inks.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Charcoal Goats

It has been a really long time since I created some art. I thought I would start flexing my art muscles with some charcoals. Here is the first attempt.