Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Another Commission

"Finn" resin to
bay roan appaloosa.

Working steadily on commissions and repairs in the studio this month. Wanted to share the latest finished commission.

My books are open for commissions (all sizes and makes) and I am always happy to repair your pieces should they need repair. Just email!

Another view of the "Finn" resin.

Commission books are open.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Quick Peek

Just a quick peek at two pieces getting my attention for the last couple of days. A broken Affinity resin and a Finn resin getting a brand new coat.

Finn resin going bay
blanket appaloosa.

Broken Affinity getting new ears.

Monday, January 13, 2014

"Black Swallowtail"
(Fly with Me)

Acrylic on cotton canvas
2.5" x 3.5"

Sunday, January 12, 2014


Mini Nahar in rose dappled grey.
Currently for sale:

Sharing some of my latest pieces. Most were commissions but the first one is a current sales item. He is available for purchase. Pieces were done in mixed media including some pigments/pastels and inks, but mostly they have been painted in acrylics.

Another shot of the
Mini Nahar.

Other Finished Commissions
My commission books are currently open.
Please email if interested. Thank you.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

On A Cold Winter's Night....

On a cold winter's night some work on an Arabian. As I'm layering dapples on his belly all I can think of is sun, sand and the desert. It's definitely keeping me a little bit warmer during this awful cold spell. The space heater in the office is helping too. Stay warm out there!

A "Mini Nahar" in rose dappled grey.

Another shot.
This guy will be a future sales item.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


"The Winter Storm"
Graphite, Watercolor and Acrylics on Watercolor paper.

No one seems to be escaping this winter's wrath. Warm cozy images are definitely filling my brain. Stay warm everyone!

"The Winter Storm"
(Close up)

Friday, January 3, 2014

Normal Studio Days

"Still Life with Eggs"
Graphite and Watercolor on Watercolor paper.

The end of the holidays means back to normal days here in the studio, which means back to studio work and teaching. Two of my students were excited to learn how to use watercolors today and it was great fun and very inspiring to watch them explore this medium for the very first time. The "egg" still life is always a favorite of mine to teach to new students. In all honesty, even for me at this stage of doing art this particular still life is always a challenge because it's so simple, it's difficult.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Years Day

"Affinity" resin in dappled grey.
Newly completed commission in Mixed Media.

First day of a brand new year brings with it a feeling of a fresh new start and the listing of resolutions. It's hard to escape this task of making resolutions, especially for an artist. There is far too much to create and too many already lingering projects that may or may not be brought to fruition. My list of "to dos" has grown rather long over the years and I've learned to just pick one thing that really escaped my thoughts the previous year and just finish it.

This year my sculptures are on my mind and are my resolutions in the studio. There are two sculptures that have been lingering in my studio and in my head for several years now and I can't quite remember the excuses I gave for never finishing them. Ophelia and Leela need to be completed at least for my own sake and satisfaction. Leela is near completion, but the other is not near any kind of decent state. My Ophelia sculpture was left in the car and the heat inside the car melted her legs (no wire supports) and the rest of her just caved in and half of her was destroyed. I was literally about 3-4 hours away from completion when this happened. She has since remained on the shelf, but I can't help but wonder if I can fix her. She'll be a challenge, but I believe in the end a very fulfilling creation to complete.

Here's to a brand new year filled with many more creations.

The Damaged "Ophelia" sculpture
from all angles.