Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Samhain Bat Drawing ACEO


2.5" x 3.5" on bristol board

Happy Halloween! Here is a Samhain bat in charcoal pencil. No, Samhain isn't a species of bat, but it is the name for the Celtic festival that celebrates the end of summer, the harvest season, and marks the start of the new year. It's the time of year when the boundary between the living and spiritual worlds are at their thinnest, allowing spirits to pass through to this world.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Halloween Sale

All artwork- paintings and limited edition prints- are 30% off through October 31st at my ebay store.


This is an acrylic painting I did in 2005, and is part of a series of small paintings focusing on trees.

This was back when I was still painting with acrylics. I've pretty much gone back to oils now, but I will probably go back to acrylics every now and then. They do have a few advantages, the main one being they dry so quickly so that if needed, the turnaround time between starting the painting and shipping it off can be next to nothing.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Bald Eagle Sketch ACEO

bald eagle

2 1/2" x 3 1/2" (6.4cm x 8.9cm)
pencil on bristol board
$15 plus $2.00 shipping and handling in the US
email me for International shipping rates or other inquiries.

Brand new sketch hot off the drawing board. I'm offering this for sale as an ACEO (Art Cards, Editions and Originals), which is a small piece of art sized 2.5" x 3.5", the standard trading card size. On acid free bristol board.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Woods Sketch

Woods Sketch

I sketched this one out in Painter. I've only worked with that software occasionally, but should probably do some more with it. I've mainly done the digital art in Photoshop.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Ruins Round Two

4 7/8" x 7 1/4" (12.4cm x 18.5cm)
Oil on panel
$100 plus $7.50 shipping and handling in the US
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This is the second in the ruins series, with more to be painted soon.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Abstract Concept in Grey

I was playing around with some photoshop texture brushes and came up with this. I'm not sure if it will ever become the basis for a painting or not, but I find it interesting to look at.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Standing Stones Sketch

Painted in Photoshop. This was a sketch for an acrylic painting from a couple of years ago.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Castle Keep


And here is the final painting that I did from yesterday's posted sketch.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Castle Keep Sketch

This is a sketch I did the other day for the next castle painting that I'll be posting soon. I sketched it out actual size to the painting (roughly 4" x 7"), using a new pad of Utrecht drawing paper. I opted for the 14" x 17" spiral bound pad and am really pleased with the quality of the paper-- good stuff and it handles charcoal pencil wonderfully.

Sunday, October 14, 2007


ruins oil painting
This painting is loosely based on the Mow Cop castle ruins in England. The design varies from it somewhat, but was my main point of reference for this.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Cherry Tomato

cherry tomato oil painting
This will probably be the last of the still life paintings for a bit. I'm planning on continuing a series of paintings focusing on standing stones that I started in 2005, and so will be posting some of those most likely. I also have a series of castle ruins in the works, so that is next up.