Thursday, May 18, 2017

Pet Portrait: Marty

Marty, watercolor & pencil on Rives BFK, 8x10", 2017.
 I got to draw another adorable dog!
This time it's Marty. My favorite part in this one (besides Marty) is the squirrel holding a Wawa hoagie:


Here's a look at the preliminary drawing:


I have some great events coming up! Come visit me at the following events this spring:

Friday, May 12, 2017

Pet Portrait: Sophie

Sophie, gouache and pencil on Rives BFK, 8x10", 2017.

Sophie is such a fun dog to paint! I used gray paper so her black and white fur would stand out a little more.

Here's a look at the preliminary drawing:


I have lots of things I haven't posted about this spring that I need to catch up on! I'll have a longer post soon.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Pet Portrait: Red

Red, watercolor and pencil on Rives BFK, 10x10", 2017.
I  got to draw the adorable Red. He's got great personality, and loads of fun fur.

This drawing was a little bigger, at 10x10".

Here's a look at the preliminary drawing:







I have lot to catch up on, so look for some new blog posts very soon!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Horse Portrait: Mo

Mo, watercolor & pencil on Stonehenge paper, 8x10", 2017.
I just completed my first horse portrait of Mo. He's handsome!

Here's a close up:





































Here's a look at the preliminary drawing from Instagram:



Look for a listing for custom pet and animal portraits on Etsy later this spring. I'll be taking commissions.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Owl Sisters

Owl Sisters, gouache, watercolor & pencil on Rives BFK, 8x10", 2017.
Woo! Done!

This one took longer than I anticipated, but I like the result.

Here's a detailed look:

I also have a print available on Etsy: 


Thursday, March 2, 2017

WIP: Owls

Here's a look at what I've been working on lately. It took much longer than I thought it would!


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Wolves and Bison




























Here's another design for Groundswell Greetings. I loved drawing these wolves!

Here's a closer look:



And here's a look at the preliminary drawing. I did change the design. The wolves would have been too small on the card with my original plan:


Unlike the bighorn sheep, I have been lucky enough to see wolves in real life. The photos below are from the Lamar Valley in Yellowstone this past September. I added the arrows to point out the wolves. It was very easy to watch them with binoculars or a scope, but harder to see in a photograph. You can see the elk they were hunting in the river of the first picture.

Photo by Zachary Gillespie

Photo by Zachary Gillespie
I've also seen too many bison to count! So, of course I had to paint a bison card too.


Here's the preliminary drawing:

And some excellent bison photos by Zack. Baby bison are called red dogs:
Photo by Zachary Gillespie

Photo by Zachary Gillespie


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