A Sleeping Mouse In An Iris

After weeks of searching for animal pictures back in May of 2022 I came across this adorable picture of a mouse sound asleep in a iris flower on Pinterest. I thought to myself how cute is that! I went right to work and pulled out my Faber Castell polychromos colored pencils. The hot press 140…

“Jimi Hendrix In Colored Pencil” Hendrix was born on Nov. 27, 1942 and Died on Sept. 18, 1970. Jimi Hendrix was an American guitarist, singer and song writer. He was a big icon in the 60’s and 70’s.

Some of his most popular songs are: All Along The Watch Tower, Purple Haze, and Hey Joe. He received several music awards. In 1967 Melody Maker voted him the Pop Musician of the year. In 1968 Billboard named him the Artist Of The Year and Rolling Stone declared him the Performer Of The Year. Jimi…

Two Wolves

Wolves Among The Grass As I recall I started working on these 2 wolves back in Feb. 2022 so this colored pencil work took a while. I pulled out a fresh piece of 14 x 20 hot press watercolor paper and started to sketch out the 2 wolves. I think that took about an hour….

Elephant

An Abstract Elephant I’ve always admired elephants. In fact I think that they should be called gentle giants. In most of the documentaries that I have watched on elephants they are gentle until they become angry. Sort of kind of like us. When we get angry we tend to act too. While creating this elephant…

Abstract Wolf

With this wolf I decided to go abstract with the colors and add a little bit of Native American style to it. At the very start of the sketch I wanted to create something colorful and different so I figured I couldn’t go wrong with abstract. Designing abstract art in my opinion is much easier…

A Tiger In Acrylics

When I first started sketching this tiger onto the canvas I wasn’t even sure if I could paint a tiger. Yeah I’ve painted for over 20 years but all those stripes were a tad intimidating I tell ya- I learned from painting this tiger and next time I’ll be sure to take up the whole…

Wolf Mono Monkey

When I found my reference photo for this blue Wolf Mono Monkey I posted it to the art group that I belong to and my fellow artist’s were astonished at how amazing this monkey looked. I had to talk to my artist’s friends to get their opinions on the yellow fur in the monkeys body…

Sea Turtle In Acrylics

Coming from oils I have been practicing with acrylic paints to get used to how they work. After 4 or 5 months now and with help and advice from a good teacher I think it has finally paid off. For the new year I wanted to start on a more challenging project using acrylic and…

Two Orca Whales

After watching an artist compose an acrylic painting of sea turtles I was inspired to paint some marine life myself. It didn’t take long to find pictures of orca whales and pictures of the coral reef online. So as soon as I found a handful of reference photos I went right to work. Orca or…

Snowmen For The Holiday

As long as I can remember (when I was about 5) I’ve always loved snowmen. Back in the winter of 1976 I built my first snowman with help from my father. BTW, I have great memories of my father and the times we traveled all over the US. Sitting at my drafting table last weekend…

A Fox In Acrylics

After studying some pictures of small foxes online I was inspired to paint. I started painting in acrylics about 4 or 5 months ago and I must say it’s a step up from painting in oils. Acrylics dry so much faster and the odor is almost none. With this fox I used burnt sienna straight…

Two Pumpkins And A Flower

Back in August the online artist group that I belong to encouraged all of the artist to make something that looked like metal. I decided to create a metal flower with my polychromos colored pencils. Using a combo of colors I was able to make a medium shade of burnt sienna for the flowers background….