Monday, December 27, 2010

Introducing


My newest project. Its just the roughest of the first two thumbnail roughs but I'm very excited about it. It takes place in the Appalachians and so far the research has been amazingly fun.

Two Distractions

I've been told that I'm behind in my posting. This is true. But I have two very good reasons.
a) I've embraced my inner old lady and have begun a quilt!!! I need to make 72 squares.... I have 35. I'm really excited to be working on this! It's getting colder at night, so another blanket is a plus. I also have a deep and abiding love for all things pattern and color. In a quilt EVERYTHING goes!!!

2} My cat, Blair, is my total work buddy and demands quite a bit of attention. Look at him there.... dawwww.





Monday, December 13, 2010

Stabled


Just another work in progress. Any advice on how to finish this darling off would be most appreciated!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Our Street


I like the idea of just a couple walking around an old medieval town. Just the two of them and all that history.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Dream Library



Revamped! Thanks Jeffry and Heather!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Monster

This is Blair. The cutest evil little creature ever.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

My Baby!


This is my new-to-me-bike-that-is-definitely-twice-my-age-atleast. It's a Schwinn American bike that is probably from 1962 or 1964. Somewhere around there. I'm in love.

sketchbooked

SHARK WEEK!!!

Buffalo or Bison? Buffalison?




Monday, August 2, 2010

Changed my mind


This is a much cooler forest. Forget Nazis and Hansel whatever. Find me a place like this.

Tea Time

Take a Ride in a Surrey


With the fringe on top.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Poultry Companions


These are my feathered babies!

My favorite chicken is the Araucana with the coppery feathers. Her name is Penny because she isn't entirely made of copper but still very honest. The white one with the awesome stretch and squish is Sam. The brown turkey is named King George because he was a tyrant to another beloved but departed turkey named Benjamin Franklin. The Wyandottes at the top have no names but the rooster is very pushy and tends to boss around the bigger chickens.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

Fancy Lady

Hansel and Gretel


I recently read a novel about two Jewish children that ran into the woods of Eastern Poland to avoid the Nazis. They used fake names and became real life Hansel and Gretel. I did a quick painting of what that forest might have looked like in the summer.

The Shot in the Dark



Meet my portrait of Sheriff Pat Garrett. The man that took a wild shot in the middle of the night and hit Billy the Kid dead in the heart.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Poultry!


Chickens are just too fun not to draw.

Monday, July 12, 2010

New painting in progress


New painting! I found this old picture of Sherriff Pat Garrett. He's the man that shot Billy the Kid, right through the heart and in the dark no less. The original taker of the shot in the dark. Later he became a Captain of the Texas Rangers and bffs with Teddy Roosevelt. Then, he squandered all his money and was shot by a cattle rustler in a saloon.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Driving with the Devil



A quick sketch of Red Byron. NASCAR fans should know him as one of the premier car racers. He started in bootlegging as an adventuresome anti-prohibitionist commodity driver..

Chugga Chugga



Just some sketches of some trains. The cabooses are always my favorites.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Mobile Home




If I had a mobile home, this would be it. Its relocatable and green! See, its on a huge tricycle. As soon as its sculpted, I'll post this new dream home of mine.

New Treasure Trove



My new treasure chest... soon to be painted and varnished.

Chicken Dream Roosts




I should like to think that any chicken would like to call one of these structures home.

Wind-some Ladies




har har.

ps- a scanner is on the way because this camera issue is not helpful.

P.p.s- Yay for scanners!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

More Windmills!




Some of these are repeated, but I added onto my fun with windtractors. I even put them in a very quick and rough landscape where they can all go to work. More to follow.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Wind farming



Another piece of a story that I'm working on. Here are a few of the windmill concepts I have been working on. More to follow with COLOR!!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Cowboy!




I've been playing around in Photoshop CS5. The new brushes are indeed amazing, but trying to get a handle on the fun will take me some time. I still do the silly thing of looking down at my tablet for answers when I make a mistake.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Feed the Wild Teddy Bears


My baking leading lady! I gave into a more simplified and feminine aesthetic for her and referenced Audrey Hepburn in 1954 Sabrina with that dreamboat Humphrey Bogart. This was all done in Photoshop, which, for me, made it tricky trying to maintain the smooth lines. I kept running out of tablet.
Just some of the apron and baked items that I worked on for the project. I got really hungry.


I wanted to just paint some bears in gouache to get the old gears going on their shapes and gestures. Animals are amazingly expressive and I will be doing much more with these fellas in the future.



video

This is just meant to be a quick (under 30 seconds) commercial. I choose to look at a positive side to handing out fun baked items to bears: they would like it.