Thursday, October 25, 2007

IDEAS or where did you get that.....

This may just be a fun topic for me and anyone else who may happen along and read it. I know I get asked this question ALOT!!!!!!:

" Where did you get that did you come up with that?", or even " where can I find refrences for this, that or the other thing?"

Well for me....its in my head for one, it is in the books I read, and even the stuff I watch on tv. I find ideas come from anywhere and everywhere. I see it as I drive down the road, or like today I was watching the History channel and they had a thing on about the Mayans......guesss what---------NOW I WANT TO DO A PAINTING ABOUT MAYANS. So it is everywhere for me.

Ideas and subject are the easy questions to answer. Reference for things maybe more difficult..........but not really. Reference stuff is EVERYWHERE.

Like I say at the top of the page:

"In my world, dragons still exist, knights in shining armour still rescue damsels in distress, and trolls still live under bridges waiting on billygoats."

.....and yes they do.

In the town in which we live, our courthouse is (to me) a castle, or a large villa for some noble, or even a courthouse

......these two photos are the courthouse in another town near us.

For me the refrence is there ready and waiting.....I just have to see it. It is all a matter of perception, here is another example, when I was working on the painting Primal Dawn I had to paint ape fur.....I didn't have an ape or a zoo close here is my reference for the fur

Yes that big mess of hair belongs to none other than our dog Bob.

Well that is it for now, I will be doing more of these as I go along, but in general.....IT IS EVERYWHERE for everyone, whether you are a cowboy artist, fantasy, space, whatever you do, it is right there for you, you just have to look and see it.


Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Ok, this is the one I am just now starting, got it drawn out 2 days ago, toned and the underpaint that you see here. Today ....I get started on the colour.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Tree of Pain

The latest of the works. As soon as it gets typed up and all the littel finishing doodads done to it, there will be a step by step tutorial posted on my web-site along with this image.

Next will be a Tarzan image.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Luna Lux Lucis translates to Moons least if the Latin to English translator I found on line is right. I did this painting....well finished it over the 4 days of Gencon Indy.

Monday, August 20, 2007

re- CON

Well Gencon is over for us this year and again I have to say.......Great time, great people and great fans! The whole thing is an experience everyone should get at least once in their lives.We got to reconnect with the friends we made last year, as well as make some new ones this year, and you cannot beat that!The few times I got to speak with the guest artist....Larry Elmore, ws a treat, and I found him to be approachable and a nice guy. I wish I would have had more time to get to know him a little, but that will come in time maybe.

This was the first year the kids got to come.....I believe it is safe to say ....they are hooked!

A few folks to check out if anyone actually reads this, are: Rhonda Libbey, Eugene Jaworski, Stanely Morrison, and Devon Shiller, as soon as I get the link to Devons site I will post it. Some great folks and amazing artists.

Barbara, Diesel, and all the other Gencon folks....thanks a bunch, and see ya'll next year!


Friday, August 17, 2007


Ok, Well GENCON is underway and the first day was a blast!! Saw some friends we had met at last years Con hopefully made some new ones. Got to speak briefly with Larry Elmore...great guy, and wonderful to speak with, nothing but good things to say about the man. Spoke with one of TSR's AD's and learned alot, got some great advice and looking forward to the next meeting and seeing what may come of it....most likely next year.

3 more days and more to come later!


Friday, August 10, 2007

the return of CON....GENCON that is.....

Yes folks that is right, it is that time of year again when GENCON INDY rolls around ...Aug 16-19.

We will be there again in the artshow, this year we will be bringing some prints, 8.5 X 11 as well as 11 X 17. We will also have a little sketchbook type of thing and some originals for sale.

We are looking forwards to seeing some old friends as well as meeting and making new ones. Last years Con was a blast and this years should be the same. The guest artist for the show will be none other than Larry Elmore............ looking forward to meeting him and saying thanks for the inspiration and all the works.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Somethin GREASEY!!!!

Over the weekend out local community theatre group...The Rush County Players...http:// put on its production of the play Grease and I was fortunate enough to be a part of it, and play a little guitar along the way. Portions of the shows earnings were donated to the Relay for Life http://, an event sponsered by the American Cancer Society. It was a hoot and we got to help some folks along the can't ask for more than that.

Many thanks to those who came to the show, and the whole cast and crew.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

count down to GENCON INDY 2007!!!!

Yes that is right..........we are doing the Con-game again this year. So please look for us this summer at Gencon Indy, this is the 40th anniversery of the show as well...............August 16th - 19th.

We will have prints, a small sketchbook/ bio/ info thing, as well as some originals for sale. Even if you are not interested in buying, come on by and say hello, I'd love to meet some of y'all.


Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy New Years

Well here it is, the New Baby New Years picture.

As stated in the last entry.........we have a frame in our home whose picture changes with the seasons, and holidays.

This is the Baby New Years image. He was concieved on New Years Eve Day, and came into being on New Years Day, approximately 10 p.m. In these pictures, I try to incorperate what it was like for that year. This past year it was rainy and wet.......thus the picture. Last years was in a pointsettia patch, since I had given my wife one that year at the beginning of the hoiday season.

So, anyways, happy New Years to all. I hope that it will be as good as last if not better.