Thursday, October 25, 2007
" Where did you get that Idea.....how 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 by....so 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
Friday, September 21, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
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
Friday, August 10, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
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
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.