A Handful Of Fish

I’ve done some research on Koi fish over the last several days and went on a fish sketching kick. Here’s a little bit about Koi fish. They are very intellectual and can be trained to eat out of your hand. Here is a colored pencil sketch of two Koi fish facing in opposite directions. The…

Hummingbirds In Color

After doing some reading on Hummingbirds I was really amazed at what these tiny little birds can do. I found that Hummingbirds wings beat in different ranges from 720 to 5400 times per minute and they are the only birds that can fly backwards. They lay only 2 eggs and the male hummingbird is not…

Ulternative Reality

Ever wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep? If you answered yes to that you are not alone. The other night I could not get back to sleep and good energy and inspiration kicked in so I got up and starting working on this colorful sketch. I started…

Two Birds

I listenened attentively this morning to see if I would hear any birds outside of my studio window. Sure enough about 7 a.m. I heard the sound of a robin in the tree outside of my window. It’s really nice to hear the birds sing in the morning before the rush to work. Here I…

A Lionfish In Colored Pencil

After watching another artist create a Lionfish in watercolor I was inspired to create a Lionfish of my own. This 14 x 17 colored pencil picture was done with the polychromos Faber Castell brand pencils. Here’s a close up of the Lionfish’s face and eye. In most of the pictures I studied of these types…

A Macaw In Colored Pencil

After looking a handful of these birds online I was inspired to draw one of them. These beautiful birds are approxamately 40 inches tall and the need a consistent supply of toys to be occupied with. They eat seeds, nuts, fruit, leaves, flowers and stems. Some eat clay that are near river banks. For more…

Birch Trees Abstract in Oil

It’s been terribly cold lately (16 or below) so I put my focus on fall like weather to try to take my mind off of it. I’m sure many of us will not miss the winter once it’s on it’s way out. Birch trees are a nice unblemished white trimmed in dark brown and black…

Evergreens in Oil

I’ve been fascinated with the trees that live in the deep forest so I composed these Evergreens in Oil. Before I was able to paint the forest and the Evergreens I made a dark background on the canvas using ultramarine blue and burnt sienna. Later I used titanium white for an additional touch to the…

Black and White Forest

Been playing around with acrylics for the last 6 weeks or so and I really like how quickly it dries. It’s a major change form the oils I’ve been using for the last 17 years or so. Using a paper towel and dipping it into titanium white is how I made the background. The pattern…

A Leopard In Oil

I spent the better part of the last 3 weeks painting a Leopard in oil. Starting with vandyke brown and lightening it up a bit with some titanium white I was able to make the first layer. The second layer I used burnt sienna but again lightened it up with titanium white and lots of…

Two Moons

After a little reading online I found that the moon’s not a planet at all but a satellite and the rise and fall of the tides on Earth is caused by the moon. Cool or what? I’ve always been fascinated by the moon and the stars so I decided to compose 2 paintings in acrylic….

Psychedlic Art

Psychedlic Art is that kind of art that is all over the place with various shapes and all the colors of the rainbow. It’s sometimes mesmerizing to look at. It’s one way that I was able to express a lot of emotions with color and make a neat design all at the same time. This…