Some Parrot

I painted a parrot.

parrot

 

Some Parrot. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 5″.

Unframed: $150

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Refresher

Nothing like a twenty minute still life to refresh the basics. Very wet on wet watercolors on cotton paper.

Chirp chirp. Watercolor paint on paper. 6″ x 5.5″ (15.2cm x 14cm).

Unframed: $100.00

Defiant Stare

This snowy owl was painted for Reddit’s 2nd weekly art jam. He was a particular challenge since he has mostly white feathers. His defiant stare brought out my stubborn side and I am very happy with this rendition of his likeness.

Owl Stare. Watercolor paint and ink on paper. 4.5″ x 6″ (11.4 cm x 15.2 cm).

Unframed: $100.00

Nothing Serious

Like most creative people, sometimes I struggle with artist’s block. Group assignments are a great way to fight this not so serious ailment. The following works took no longer than forty five minutes to create. They are in response to specific themes assigned daily by Reddit’s Sketch Daily Club.

Painting of my favorite word: Sparrow

Drawing of my favorite villain: Samara

They aren’t masterpieces, just fun little exercises. Sometimes, it’s nice to make art without serious intentions.

 

 

Painted Rain Barrel

The Hammton Art Center is hosting a huge painted rain barrel fund raiser. Below is the barrel I designed, painted, and donated. The bidding for the rain barrels begins shortly and ends on Septmber 18th. I’ll link the auction once it is up.

SOLD

My Preening Peafowl barrel is losely based on these drawings I made earlier in the year.

Back to the Drawing Room

The Noyes Museum’s art creation club, The Drawing Room, now meets on Tuesday nights instead of Wednesdays. I am still focusing on combining pen and watercolor in an elegantly balanced fashion. Each week I get closer to my goal.

Week 10:

Week 11:

An Afternoon at the Honolulu Zoo

Here are some sketches of animals I made at the Honolulu Zoo.

I was lucky enough to catch the elephants at their happiest, bath time.

The flamingoes in Hawaii are more orangey pink than the reddish pink I am used to seeing.

The turtles, lemurs, and gibbons shared a living space.

These hippoes were quite fond of one another.

The tigers were beyond gorgeous, but moved around the most, making drawing difficult.

Giraffes, zebra, and a rhino.

Before my trip to this zoo I did not know what a gharial was. Now I do and I sort of wish I didn’t. They are absolutely horrifying. Fun to draw, but horrifying.

I was so absorbed with the gharial section that I drew the trees around it.

Some Goose

I drew some goose for you.

Some Goose. Ink on cotton paper. 5″ x 5″

Unframed: $100.00

Peafowl

Once again,I am working with the  Haddon Township Beautification Comity. Last fall, in their SOHA district, I painted Pauline. This spring, I will begin working on another large potter’s plant mural. The painting will be of a peacock and a peahen. While I have no concrete design yet, here are some peafowl studies I’ve done in preparation. Thursday, I head to town to pick the perfect pot for my peafowl pair.

Papyrus Peacock. Ink on cotton paper. 5″x5″.

Unframed: $100.00

Peahen Ink. Ink on cotton paper. 5″x5″.

Unframed: $100.00

If there are any artists in the South New Jersey or Philadelphia area interested in designing a mural for the White Horse Pike’s beatification, please contact me.

Welcome Spring!

It is the first day of spring. It also happens to be Sketchbook Saturday.

Very close to my home is a big, beautiful bird reserve. No one appreciates the arrival of springtime quite as much as our feathered friends. The gestures below were drawn from live birds, which are found in abundance in my area. There is a hen, a rooster, some geese, and a large, black, duck-like bird with a bumpy beak.

Happy Spring! Happy Sketching!

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