A Barn Owl

These last few weeks I’ve been working on this barn owl with my polychromos colored pencils. About 3-4 weeks ago I pulled out a fresh piece of 10 x 14 hot press watercolor block paper and started working on this owl. Now for some of the feathers in the body I put down 5 layers…

The Wolf

Over the weekend I decided to try my hand at a wolf. I watched a documentary of a man that lived with wolves for about 2 weeks and as I recall from that it was amazing how the whole pack excepted him. I think it was called “A Man Among Wolves” Using a regular #2…

A Lion In Gold

The lion is the king of the jungle right?! Over the weekend I worked on this lion with acrylics and had a ball! This painting is 24 x 30 on canvas in acrylic. I used a fan brush to make the fur on the lions face and to make the colors in the mane. It…

Two Tigers

I haven’t posted any art work for a while because the tiger in colored pencil that I had been working on took the better part of 7 weeks. I worked on a 1 to 2 inch section at a time until I was able to finish the tiger. From what I read Tigers are very…

Butterflies and Magnolia’s

These magnolia’s were so beautiful in the picture I found that I just had to pick up the colored pencils and start working on them. This colored pencil sketch is 11 x 14 on Strathmore paper. Since spring is here now I wanted to do something different aside from my normal pictures of animals. I’m…

Unknown Motion

Have you ever gotten this good energy that comes out of no where? The other day I had been standing in front of the easel contemplating on what to paint while staring at an all white canvas. It was 32 degrees outside, snow on the ground and it was just plain cold! Normally the squirrels…

A White Tiger

Tigers are the largest of the big cat family. They grow up to 3.3 meters and weigh in at 670 pounds! After a little reading I found out that tigers have a wide variety when it comes to their diet. They eat moose, deer, pigs, cows, horses, buffalo and goats. And occasional they’ll eat a…

Five Valentines

It’s that time of the year where we celebrate Valentine’s Day and shower our loved ones with heart shaped cards, flowers and gifts of chocolate. This is one of my favorite holidays of all! Over the last several weeks I have composed 5 valentine’s day projects and I hope you like them. These 20 hearts…

Blue Heron

After a little research I found out that blue heron’s live in North America as far north as Alaska. Heron’s grow up to 3 to 4 feet in height and their wingspand is between 5.5 to 6 feet. As far as their diet is concerned they feed on fish, amphibians, reptiles and other small mammals….

A Little Bit of Everything

For the new year I wanted to try something different. Something abstract and mixed media. My latest trip to the art’s and craft store went well. I picked up about 8 tubes of acrylic paints and came home and started to experiment. Mind you , this was very new to me as I have been…

Manga Angel

During a visit at my friend’s house I was inspired by her grandson of 6 years old to start working with manga characters. Over the last several years I have developed a good relationship with Rico, my friends grandson. He draws pretty much everyday and he is getting better at drawling people everyday. A few…

A Squirrel And Two Flowers

All of those beautiful trees with all the colors of fall are pretty much gone now in my town. However; I didn’t let that get me down. Instead I looked for something else to sketch. A few days ago on a very cold morning (25 degrees) I looked out my front windows and sure enough…