Butterflies 

beautiful painting, fantasy, surreal original art.
“Butterflies” Oil on canvas 16″x25″

This piece is just about done, It has to dry, and I think I’m going to apply a varnish of some sort.  

This painting, “butterflies,” is part of a 10 painting series I plan on having finished by August. 

I will be producing some limited edition prints of the artwork which will be released in August.     In the meantime please let me know what you think. 

Portrait demo turns into my favorite piece.

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I did a portrait demo/lesson last year for a high school class and I used a really cool photo reference of this feisty looking black woman. It was meant to be a quick demo on how I lay down the face and make it all come together. However, before I knew it, this drawing turned into something really fun. I wish I still had it, but I ended up giving it away to a student…. I think. Anyway, I’ll be posting some images and demos this week. Lots of art critiques to come. And even a demo on how I stretch and prep canvas for a painting. Definitely a lot of posts this week, I have a lot of catching up to do.

BLOG’S BEEN SLOW, BUT I’VE BEEN BUSY!!!

I have been incredibly busy.  I have been traveling, I started a new painting series.  I have so many amazing things to share.  I will be rolling out some awesome new posts about local art, cooking, home brewed beer.  I’ll even be starting up my tutorials again (based on popular demand).  And as Always, I’m still booking commissions. and doing custom drawings.  

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Here’s a progress photo of a drawing I recently started for a client.  I love doing these drawings, but, I may have to raise my prices soon, which I don’t want to do.  The fact is that I can’t keep investing this much time into each drawing.  It makes my wife cranky.  seriously though,  I have so many other responsibilities, that, at 100 dollars a pop, I can’t spend 2 days drawing a picture.  I may even have to double my prices for my portraits if I want to do this as a long term thing.  But, for the time being, I am probably going to keep things where they are.  

I will definitely keep things fresh,  I will try and manage my time better, and I will be sharing my adventures with you all very soon.  Keep your eyes peeled!