Monday, April 7, 2014

South Dakota watercolor


5x8" watercolor painting on Canson paper. March 2014

5x8" watercolor. 2014

Dog

This is my first real animal portrait, and it didn't turn out too bad. It was drawn in white prismacolor and black graphite pencils on grey toned paper.



8x10" prismacolor and graphite

Jonah

11x14 prismacolor and graphite pencil


This is a portrait of my son, done in graphite pencil and prismacolor pencil. The eyes are finished with a copic marker. There are some things that could be better, but for the most part, I love how this turned out!I liked the self portrait I completed earlier last year so much, I wanted to try another in the same style.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Forest hike

This is a pen and marker drawing completed with Prisamcolor markers and Copic markers, and a Pilot G-2 pen. I love how it turned out!

11x14 marker on paper, 2014




















Here are some close-ups of sections of the drawing.

















































































































I should mention that many of the forest elements were inspired by the work of artist Philippe Fix, though modified to fit my style.



Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Black furniture

This is a drawing of a vanity I used to own. It was painted black in life, which isn't too interesting in itself, so I had fun experimenting with adding other colors to make it more exciting.  I created it intentionally sketchy and imprecise; I love how it turned out.  This drawing is about 11x14, done with pen, and markers- both Prismacolor and Copic.
 
Vanity 11x14, January 2014

detail: left side



detail right side

Monday, February 3, 2014

pen and marker, black and white

I recently found a copy of this drawing I did for a coworker in Seattle. It is 5x7" drawn with sharpie marker, white gel pen and G-2 pilot pen.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Archives-oil paintings

Here are some of my old oil paintings from college and a year or so afterwards.

I love the idea of this painting. So much. This is an oil painting of some future post-apocalyptic world, where ancient ruins dot the landscape but the pollution is all you really see. The fairies in the foreground were, I figured, a product of radiation.

24x36" oil 1999






































The following is a self portrait, with the background being a scene I witnessed up the mountain from my home. I was experimenting with painting more loosely; much of the paint was applied with a palatte knife.


oil 18x24" 2001
























This painting is from a photo I took on a mountain, facing back toward the town where I grew up. The light was shining on the cliffs beautifully, while all the trees in the foreground were in shadow. I don't particularly like the bare tree in the foreground, but I do like the sky and cliffs.


oil on canvas 24x36" 2001