Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Eagle painting

Another eagle painting #2 in my series of 4. I started this painting a while ago and decided I really needed to finish it while I had the time. It's more of a study in color than a rendering of a bird, its always a challenge to try to keep the color interesting and relevant. I like how it turned out.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Another Raven painting

Here is another raven painting for a (hopefully) upcoming book, I haven't painted animals for a while and had forgotten how much I enjoyed it, I used to do a lot of wildlife art. This painting is based on a poem by David L. Harrison poet extraordinare... He is the author of Pirates and Cowboys the two books we worked on together. Hopefully Ravens/Crows or something of the like, will be our next book.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Raven

This is a painting I did as a sample for a new project, I wasn't thrilled at first with the idea of doing a book about Crows/Ravens but after this painting I can't wait to draw and paint more of them. I wanted to do a creepy Raven ( because I think they are creepy) and I wanted the bird in a creepy place, It was great fun to work out the drawing of the bird adjusting it's gesture to capture the attitude and beak position that  I wanted. I like the colors and purposely kept them dark and monochromatic, I really like the touches of red here and there. It not often I get to do samples and so I tried to have fun with this one. Anyway, hope you like it and I get to do a whole book of Ravens...
here's hoping,


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

I just wanted to say Happy New Year to all that follow me, It's been a tough year but we are still kicking and have survived for the time being, I have my health and my family and the good thinks I enjoy, can't complain. I am really looking forward to some incredible projects this year and hopefully I will make some significant paintings. I will you all the same.
Happy 2013, may you recieve all you deserve.