Friday, September 27, 2013

Illustration Friday: Together

Together we create. Daddy draws all the faces and colors his head with watercolor pencils after everyone else has finished. Mommy colors herself with colored pencils too. 4 year old likes purple and pink. 6 year old colors like Daddy and helps 2 year old with her hair. I'm not sure why its green. 2 year can't be left out and has a great time coloring too.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

T-shirt Illustration

I just received T-shirt samples last night for GotKeys in Manchester NH. They were great to work with and had fin working on this illustration. How could I not have fun drawing zombies and vampires.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Wonderful sunny day. 
Wonderful kids running around playing in the yard. 
Wonderful wife planting flowers. 
Daddy painting in between running around with 
wonderful kids playing in the yard and planting flowers with my 
wonderful wife. 
Wonderful sunny day.

7x5 oil on board

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Artist’s Shed

After reading James Gurney post, “How did John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) find a painting subject?”

Sir Edmund Gosse recalled:

"He was accustomed to emerge [from the house where he was staying in Broadway, England], carrying a large easel, to advance a little way into the open, and then suddenly to plant himself down nowhere in particular, behind a barn, opposite a wall, in the middle of a field. The process was like that in the game of musical chairs where the player has to stop dead, wherever he may happen to be, directly the piano stops playing. The other painters were all astonished at Sargent never ‘selecting’ a point of view, but he explained it in his half-articulate way. His object was to acquire the habit of reproducing precisely whatever met his vision without the slightest previous ‘arrangement’ of detail, the painter’s business being, not to pick and choose, but to render the effect before him, whatever they may be.”

One of the challenges that I face is trying to find a great scenes with majestic distance and “golden” light. After reading this post I brought my set up outside and sat on the bench of my picnic table and started painting. Then half way through the clouds broke and the sun came out and made the beautiful lines of light shining through the tree and shed and just catching the tops of the shrubs.

Here the link to James Gurneys post

Artist’s Shed
7x5 oil on board

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Birch Bed Plein Air

I found a spot where the spring flowers had started breaking through the earth with some directional light. I sat down and set up my... set up and started painting.

Birch Bed 5x4 oil on canvas 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Painting the Model from Life

Life Drawing NH has an updated post.
Process shots from a recent painting of the model from life.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

We hope you all have a wonder and safe Easter.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Illustration Friday: Edge

This week's submission for Illustration Friday.
What's so heavy?
Enjoy and thanks for looking.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Illustration Friday: NEW

This weeks submission for Illustration Friday NEW. These are fun quick little drawing that get me thinking of the idea and "playing" to execute it. How you like it and every have a wonderful New Year.
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