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…

Birds, Butterflies And Flowers

I know it’s been a while…..so I’m here today to share these Birds, Butterflies and Flowers I’ve been working on over the last few weeks. First up this colorful Woodpecker. For the Woodpeckers first layer I used mauve and than a second layer of black for the body and the wings. The red in the…

Birds In Colored Pencil

Working hard over the weekend I was able to create these 4 pictures of birds with my new Polychromos colored pencils. First up is the Robin. I used 1 layer of purple and 3 layers of black for the head and the wings. For the breast and the body of the Robin I used a…

Chinese Tiger

A friend of mine really likes Tigers so I was inspired to draw the other day. I wasn’t able to do much research on Tigers but I did find out that they are very good swimmers and they only attack from behind. I watched a documentary where the people at a local zoo would wear…

A Clouded Leopard

Looking at the Clouded Leopard and studying this beautiful cat I composed this 14 x 17 colored pencil drawling over the last several days. The first few layers for the Leopards coat and spots I used light umber and violet. Since this was the first layer I used light umber as well for the eyes….

Two Leopards

Being a fan of the big cats I was easily inspired to¬† work on these two Leopards over the last few days. I spent the better part of Tuesday and Wednesday sketching out these Leopards using my prisma colored pencils. I used several layers of burnt sienna and a dark yellow (goldenrod) to get the…

Egyptian Art

Egypt became a civilization about 30 centuries ago, from it’s unification by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C. Egypt was the prominent civilization in the Mediterranean world. Around 3400 B.C. two separate kingdoms were established. The Red Land to the North was based on the Nile River and the the White Land in the south….

Butterflies and Flowers

I’ve been on a Butterfly and flower kick for the last few days so I’m here to post the facts I found and share my sketches with you. Surprisingly there are 165,000 different species of butterflies except in the Arctic regions. I found out that their eyes are made of 6,000 lenses and they can…

Roses and a Rabbit

Roses have been around for about 35 million years. I was pretty surprised myself at how long they have been around when I did the research. The oldest fossil was discovered in Colorado. The oldest rose bush is in Germany and is thought to be 1000 years old. It’s located on a wall of the…

Colored Pencil Pic’s

When I was young my father would drive us to Luray Virginia in the fall. As my memory serves me the trees were spectacular with golden yellows, burnt sienna, darker shades of red and those nice shades of bright orange. Here’s a colored pencil sketch of mountains in abstract done with primsmacolor pencils. A trip…