Saturday, March 9, 2013
This is a practice painting in progress of my Uintah Basin Serpent using a dry brush acrylic technique on un-stretched, yes that's right, un-stretched watercolor paper. I scanned in a drawing from my sketchbook and printed it with my Epson printer onto Arches watercolor paper. (Epson printers are the best printers for feeding heavy-weight stock, like water color paper). Unfortunately it's a small printer, so I am limited to doing these on letter size media. So for larger scale, I will have to add more time by stretching the watercolor paper onto stretcher bars and transferring the drawing by hand. As most artists know, this is a tedious process, because you have to draw it over a few times to get it visible. I am one of those artists who hate to loose my drawing under paint. Right now, I am laying down two values: The shadow shape and local color.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
These winter months have been rather brutal this year. After our first big snowfall of this winter we had weeks of bitter cold temperatures in single digits, with the occasional negative numbers, followed by an inversion that lasted for weeks trapping colder, and polluted air beneath its layer. Luckily this week we got dumped on by more snow, which cleaned out the horrible air, and don't get me wrong, the snow is beautiful, but it's starting to wear on me. I want a morning commute with clear roads, and I really can't wait for Spring. So I was inspired to create some drawings of florals to help me cope with this cruel winter season.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Introducing, the Bull-Slug-Monster. A little something to add to my Weird Creatures Museum project. He looks a little intimidating at first glance, but he's really happy. Especially this time of year as Halloween approaches. He likes to take long walks on the beach, and he loves marshmallows, and would especially like a good marshmallow roast on the beach. Whenever he is found lurking in closets ready to frighten children in their sleep, don't worry, he's only looking for their marshmallows. So children, be sure to hide your Halloween candy this year, because he's coming...... Bahahahaha!