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Painting of Female Mongoose

Painting of Female Mongoose

Posted on Apr 24, 2014 in Animals, Blog, Selected Works

Finished the painting for my female mongoose for the annual Fullsail art show.  I initially was sticking with my reference and made the eye color a brownish red, which looked decent but I felt it needed more pop so I went back and pushed in a bright green.  The green island surrounded by the reddish brown fur popped a lot better and I liked the idea of it...

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Painting of the Bears Of Sousceyrac

Painting of the Bears Of Sousceyrac

Posted on Feb 28, 2014 in Animals, Blog, Selected Works

I am finally happy with the way the Bears of Sousceyrac turned out.  It took considerably longer than anticipated.  I actually went to some painter colleagues and got some feedback on this one.  It has been a while since I really pressed for harsh critique but it was well worth it as they pointed out some things that were right there under my nose like...

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Painting of Santa Following Franklin and Nunu

Painting of Santa Following Franklin and Nunu

Posted on Dec 6, 2013 in Blog, Selected Works, Special Projects

I finished the painting for this years Christmas card.  For some reason I always end up pushing the bounds of getting everything done in time.  Maybe next year I will start earlier.  It is really hard when you are in the middle of other really engaging projects to break away, even when it is form something fun like this.  In the end, I do like working on a...

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Vector Image of Chapter 2 Lino Cut for New Book

Vector Image of Chapter 2 Lino Cut for New Book

Posted on Nov 20, 2013 in Blog, Selected Works

In this image, soon to be a linoleum cut print, our heroine is returning to her home to find the outside lantern lit.  A lit lantern means visitors and the prospect of monies, an occasion which always causes the Alopairs to act erratically. This design caused a bit of trouble.  I might still need to plug away at it a bit to clean up some areas.  I might...

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