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…

A Rooster In Colored Pencil

Chickens are a domestic subspecies of the red junglefowl (members of the pheasant family) that’s native to Asia. I had wondered what that red thing is that’s on their heads so I looked it up. Turns out that red skin on top of a chicken or roosters head is called a comb. Roosters usually have…

Abstract Pumpkin in Oil

The trees are changing around town and the shades of golden brown, orange reds and yellows are really pleasing to the eyes. I don’t know about you but fall is my favorite time of the year. This change in weather inspired me to work on this pumpkin in oil. The funny thing is about this…

Turtle And Friends

Having a great love for turtles I was encouraged to make this composition after watching a documentary on a man who rescued turtles for a living. Hundreds of turtle are caught up in fisherman’s nets and get so tangled that they can’t break free. Sadly many die because they aren’t able to make it to…

Pumpkin Project

Putting the oil paint and the colored pencils to the side I decided to work on a mixed media project. I gathered together a handful of items to create this abstract pumpkin. First you’ll need some card stock and a pair of scissors. Also some cardboard that’s already decorated with card stock that has a…

Hearts In Oil Pastels

Inspired to work on some hearts I pulled out my oil pastels and dusted off the box. I haven’t used them in 10 years and surprisingly they were still in good shape. After working with the orange and purple oil sticks I started working on the upper section of the sketch. I used several different…