Quick sketches of my cat, Clarence.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Recently I was commissioned to create a three-dimensional painting of whimsical tropical fish. It will be made of 3 layers of masonite and wood, painted with acrylics. I haven't done one of these in quite some time, so I am really looking forward to this.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
This is the theme challenge for the month of May at skineart.com
Skineart is a website dedicated to art created in moleskine sketchbooks. Theme challenge participation is not required, almost any art can be submitted. There are many great styles, mediums and ideas from artists around the world. All of them are inspirational works of art. http://www.skineart.com/
This drawing is sketchy. If I were to make this into a finished illustration, it would require some reworking and fine tuning.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
This tunnel was created by large fallen rocks. Water from Llano Uplift aquifer drips out from between the rocks, which creates small pools with ferns and green plantlife. A few feet away from the water are cactus and agave...plants indigenious to dry, rocky climates.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
This is the first linocut I've done since high school art class. I'm excited about making more. This was created with a rubber stamp block, which is almost the consistency of a pink eraser. Probably not the most concise material but a good practice piece.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
After hiking around the beach for a couple of hours, I went looking for shade. There are 12 very rustic cabins on the island. I don't think they have electricity either. I sat at a partly shaded picnic table and sketched this cabin. It was closed because of the eagles nest just off to the left. Florida is great about wildlife protection. If a sea turtle lays eggs on the beach, it's roped off, the same as with eagle's nests and burrowing ground owls.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Cayo Costa island is 8 miles long and about a mile wide. The leeward side is accessable by boat from the Intercoastal Waterway. It is one of a string of barrier islands owned and protected by the state of Florida.
"Manicured" nature in Florida. Over the weekend I visited Kayo Costa State Park, a barrier island off the southwest coast of Florida. Nature is allowed to do its own thing on this island. Off the paths, it's hardly passable on foot, but there is alot more wildlife. Kayo Costa is accessable by boat only.