Friday, January 29, 2010

Ruby's Sunflowers

Ruby's Sunflowers
28 x 22
oil
$2000

This is the other painting that will be a part of the St. George Show.  Ruby is another of my great "inspirations"! :)

The Caretaker's Breakfast


The Caretaker's Breakfast
22 x 28
oil
$2000
This is one of two paintings going down to the Sears Dixie Invitational in St. George, UT.  I used my Dad as a model and "inspiration" for this painting.  I don't think I've ever really used that phrase before, but in this case, it really is more or less a portrait of him as I think he would have been 100 years ago.  Not only by the fact that he has always been our literal caretaker, but I think if he lived somewhere around 1900, this is something he would be doing - taking his lamp out to start working before the sun came up and then taking a break from his simple breakfast to study his scriptures in a quiet place.  Thanks for all you do, Dad!  Love you!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Horse Drawing Tutorial



This is a sketch I did as part of a horse drawing tutorial that will be on another website.  I'll post the address just as soon as I know it.


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Slow Progress, But Progress - "We Heard Him Pray"


This is a painting that I've been planning and working on for a long time that has involved several interesting challenges for me.  Aside from the fact that I've never painted a biblical interior before, the low angle, overall subtle dark lighting with both warm and cool light sources and shadows has been been a fun learning experience.  The layout and drawing has changed several times and will continue to change a bit as I paint along with the overall values and color temperatures.  It's been a slow process of working in one area for a little bit and then moving around into other areas to try and tie it all together.  It's always tempting to jump into certain detailed areas too soon.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Kid's Room Wall Mural Designs



These are several concept sketches for some children's room murals.  I've been experiment with Adobe Illustrator a bit.  It's been fun to play around with.