Thursday, January 28, 2010


I'm working my way through this Pirate fetish, Here is another warming up painting, getting ready for a project is sometimes more fun than the real thing.
I used some left over reference for this painting, as often happens with photo shoots, I have way too many good photos than I can use for a specific project, this image grew out of a left over and will hopefully find a place in a procect I am working on. Hopefully you will enjoy it at least as much as I do.

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Pirate King

I can't resist painting these guys, I am between projects and had to paint this painting. I am exploring some new techniques and brushes, I like what is happening and am satisfied with the painting. I need to do another pirate book and am researching some angles for a story. All in all I just had to paint another Pirate.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

I have been experimenting with brushes and textures trying to satisfy the painter in me and so I decided to paint something I really wanted to for a change, a Pirate... I had a great time working on this painting and am satisfied with the result. It is always a challenge to be satisfied with your work and after working on so many books and other jobs it's nice to do something for no reason at all, except to fulfill the need we all have to create something that interests us. My objective with this painting was to explore texture and brush strokes, I am always trying to come up with the perfect mark on the canvas and I suppose the quest will always be there. anyway here is my latest effort and perhaps the beginning of a new project that I would love to sink my brushes into.