Star Wars Elephant Series Commission

This wonderful and challenging mini-series was commissioned by a family friend for their newborn baby’s nursery. After seeing my comic book teddy bears, and wanting to have a elephant theme for little Logan, they asked if it was possible for me to make Star Wars Elephants. Well, I certainly hadn’t tried before, and a few sketches later, we decided I was more than happy to accept the challenge!

Three months later, these watercolored little cuties are home with their baby to raise that little guy up right!

I’m toying with doing a few more of these, just because, though I’ll have these prints available in my Etsy shop soon, so keep your eyes peeled.

Each of these paintings is 11 x 8.5 inches, inked using Dr. PH. Martin’s Black Star Matte India Ink and Dr. PH. Martin’s HYDRUS Watercolor sets 1 and 2.

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Halloween Challenge!! cont.

Today I bring you four more days of the Halloween Challenge I accepted for the month of October. There’s been some very interesting and very fun imagery to come out of this series… Day 5 was just too hard to resist.

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Enjoy Days 05 thru 08!

A Very Full Plate!

I’ve never had so many projects going on at the same time before!! It’s kind of exciting, while being a little overwhelming and difficult to focus on at the same time. I’ve also taken these projects as an excuse to get back into water coloring a little bit. My work method has changed a little, not working on pieces in, well, pieces, with the intention of bringing them all together in Photoshop. I’m not yet sure how I like it, but this is where the world is heading anyway. I just have to keep as much of my favorite tradition feel as I can!

The plate is full of Thank you and Commencement cards, as well as the library cards, a personal exploration, and Character tiles. I’m loving it. 🙂

JJ’s Silent Auction Sketches

Kansas City lost one of it’s greatest treasures a week ago in a tragic gas explosion. It was not only my favorite place to eat or have a drink, but it was also a wonderfully warm place with friends and a welcoming atmosphere. I was their valet many years ago, and I still treasure having worked there and have been given the opportunity to meet the people I did. As such, I didn’t hesitate to contact a woman on the committee of a benefit event for JJ’s Restaurant and offer to donate a piece for their silent auction.

It’s been a difficult week, trying to think of something worthy of the restaurant, as well as something to keep the interest of bidders. This is what I’ve come up with. It won’t be very big, measuring about 12″ x 6″, and I haven’t decided yet if it will be in oil’s or acrylic given the time restraints, but I’m looking forward to it’s completion, and hopefully the money it will raise at the auction.

Mural for a Little Girl’s Bedroom

While I was out of town, a customer I had spoken to last Christmas left her name and number at the store so I could call her to discuss painting a Mural for her daughter’s bedroom. It was a really neat thing to do since I haven’t painted on a wall in YEARS. It turned out great. While I can’t claim the concepts for the images as my own, the job was a lot of fun and I hope her sweet little Olivia enjoys her new “French Themed” walls.