Thursday, May 27, 2010

Rare Corpse Flower is about to bloom -

I would love to be there to see this magnificent flower in bloom. They say it will be just over 3 feet in heigth. I can't imagine it. And the bloom has been known to grow over 6 feet tall and over 3 feet wide. but as with anything of beauty there is something dark......apparently the smell is something awful. Who cares as long as you get to see it right. To watch the progress of this rare treat just click on here

Featured Gallery at EBSQart

I am absolutely thrilled that EBSQart has chosen me to do a little blurb for their feature gallery, Figures and Portraits, this month. You can see the write up here EBSQart

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lightning Warrier Storm Watch Acrylic Miniature

Storm Watcher - 2" x 3" acrylic Miniature

It's been awhile since I actually painted. I've been busy with graphite and charcoal. So I decided today to go back to what I usually paint...lightning. This one will be framed and sent to an art exhibition in Victoria.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Rodeo Cowboys and Clowns.....graphite pencil

Rodeo Clown 2.5" x 3.5" Graphite pencil

I thought I would try a rodeo clown. I used watercolour paper this time because I wanted something with just a little more teeth than the smooth bristol. I'm not to sure about it.

Steer Wrestler 2.5" x 3.5" Graphite pencil

I wanted to try and get a lot of motion in this one. When you see them wrestling steers it seems to be all dust, dirt and mayhem. Cowboys are lucky cattle aren't back would be a......well never mind...

Both of these are listed on Ebay here with free shipping anywhere in North America :)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Sea Storm - Tall Ship - fixed the font can read it now

Sea Storm
As written by David Adams

"As I stare out to sea, the waves crash angrily against the cliff side. I see a ship in the distance framed by a halo of light formed from the setting sun. The beams of light, scattered across the world as dark heavy clouds, seem to manifest from a distant land far from sight and knowledge. The wind whips around like a horse master trying to save a coach from a pack of hungry wolves. My thoughts flash through my head as quickly as the lightening appearing from the darkness , leaving Me anxious and confused. Thunder rips past my being, standing alone in such a wide open world, and I feel the power tremble the air around Me. I lose myself in thought as the ship disappears from sight. As the sun disappears from the horizon, the storm begins."

I was contacted the other day by a young aspiring writer named David Adams asking if he could use this image of my painting "Sea Storm" to go along with a piece he had written. It is wonderfully written and I am so honored that he used the image. He has given me permission to post the piece here on my blog. Enjoy.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Pencil Sketch - grands -

I'm still experimenting with graphite pencil. This is an 8 x 10" graphite drawing of my two youngest grands. This one worked out much better by listening to the advice from fellow artist Mary McAndrew and have used a much lighter hand in this one and layered it instead. I am happy to report...none of the dreaded shine! I decided to work bigger than I normally do until I had learned the technique.

I framed this in a beautiful black and grey frame for my daughter's (their mom's) birthday today. Here's hoping she likes it. (the copyright isn't on the actual painting of course)