The True Meaning of the Holidays

Is toys!

No, just kidding. But really, Christmas is much better when children are around. Here’s a painting of a toy train. Go buy some kid a toy. No socks.

Public Tranceportation. Watercolor and ink on cotton paper. 6″ x 5.5″ (15.2cm x 14cm).

Unframed: $200.00

 

 

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Constructive Criticism

I graduated college six years ago this month. The thing I miss about art school is honest critique from my piers. My time at the Savannah College of Art Design taught me that you can never see your painting as others do. Honest critique is pivotal for the growth of an artist.

As time goes by, I make more connections within the art world. In this grown up art world, constructive criticism is frowned upon. This is something I often forget. My biggest social blunders come from discussing a painting with its creator. I mean no harm with my comments. Just the opposite, a painting that demands critique is a painting I adore. College taught me that the only improvement comes from understanding weakness. How am I supposed to improve if everyone is too afraid to offend by speaking the truth? Feedback is something I crave, so it is something I give freely. One day, I will meet an artist who will crit my work freely. In return I will give the helpful criticism SCAD taught me to dish out. Until then, I should learn to shut my big, fat mouth.

Crit Me. Watercolor and ink on cotton paper. 6″ x 5.5″ (15.2cm x 14cm).

Unframed: $250.00

Taste the Rain(bow) (wow)

Skittles is a dog. Skittles has owners. Said owners wanted me to paint Skittles. Maybe next week.

Abstraction of Skittles. Watercolor and ink on paper. 4.5″ x 6″.

Unframed: $150.00

Territory

This is the first in a series of watercolor interiors I’ll be posting.

Granny Yellow. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 8.5″.

SOLD

Time Flies

It seems like only yesterday that I told you about the Noyes Museum‘s weekly drawing club. Well, the Drawing Room is now over a month old. Starting in June we will be experimenting with persepctive and interior space. Feel free to join us on Wednesday nights. Below are select drawings from my most recent three sessions.

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On a side note, a lot of people have been asking about my Facebook project. I have not given up! Spring and summer are my busy seasons. I promise to pick back up right where I left off come fall.

Barn Owls Don’t Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Barn owls don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day, but they do mate for life. Today’s drawing is dedicated to all those love birds out there. Keep being full of adoration.

Soul Mates in the Barn Rafters. India ink on cotton paper. 5″x5″.

Unframed: $100.00

Red and Black Doorknob

This Saturday’s sketch is of a doorknob. Enjoy:

Two Doors

Two doors in my apartment. When open all the way they overlap.  They create an interesting space.

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Bedroom Door. Watercolor paint and paper. 2.5″ x 3.5″ (6.4cm x 8.9cm).

SOLD

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Hallway Door. Watercolor paint and paper. 2.5″ x 3.5″ (6.4cm x 8.9cm)

SOLD

Scented Sunday

I remember very vividly the smells of many burning scented candles and oil paint.

Distance.  Oil on wood panel. 38″x24″. 2005

Unframed: $500.00

First Tree from the Right

I painted another landscape. It turned into a tree painting like the first, but I’m very happy with it. This one has an incomplete sibling. That’ll be another day. They are my first watercolor on canvas panel works.

First Tree from the Right. Watercolor and colored pencil on canvas board. 8″x10.”

SOLD