Sunday, September 27, 2009

a Dino doodle

This little guy was done  while I sat at my table at Rush Fest, and is a one sharpener. Once I had set up and was waiting for folks to come by, I pulled out the ol' 11 X 14 pad of paper and it only had one sheet left in it so I figured I 'd better make the most of it, so this is what came out.

He's only $45.00.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Well it is that time of year again, and I will be down at the 201 Building this Saturday, September the 26th for this years Rush Fest. We had a great time last year and thanks to all those who came by and said hey and participated in the event. I know that it will be even bigger and better this year, and can't wait to see every one who comes by.

This year we are doing something a little different with what works I'll be showing, we will be displaying some of the CHILDHOOD MEMORIES watercolours and have some prints available for purchase. Along with the "MEMORIES" series we have decided to include some of my HALLOWEEN images as well, these will include 2 of the Headless Horseman paintings as well as some of my pencils.

These are the prints that will be available that day*, and will be $20 each:

A)   TUBIN' **     ( this image hangs in the Rush County Library in the Children's Book Section )

* prints are available year round, just contact me at anytime and I will get them to you
** Five dollars from each sale of this print will go to the Rush County Library.

Hope everyone who can make will come out, and if you can't send someone down who can.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

WIP'ed out...........St G. and the Dragon parody completed

Just finished as we speak.  on to the next one.....which is a painting my dentists kids as barbarian/pirates in the mode of my Childhood Memories Series.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


As I am  finishing up one commssion, I am in the process of starting another as well. Here is a preview of the latest painting I will be doing, it is also the first of its of my CHILDHOOD MEMORIES series images, but done in oils, all the others are in watercolour and a sepia toned ink.

Saturday, September 05, 2009


I posted this image over on my Facebook page, but as I did it, it made me stop and think a bit about the image, how it came to be, AND the fact that this is a memory picture.
I was driving home one day when I passed this old guy on a scooter and the image stuck in my head, his positioning, the body posture clothing, and so on. The cigars in his pocket, the beer in the milk crate on the back all of this came into mind when I sat down to do this drawing this morning ( 9-5-2009 ).
There is something to be learned here...................drawing from memory. Pulling things from your head and lifes experience is a valuable thing. We cannot always find an exact reference photo of something, cannot always take the photo ourselves, and on occaision we have to make stuff up, and having a visual memory of things is a valuable asset.
Next time your sitting around wondering what you should draw or looking for something to do............think about it and then draw something you remember. See what comes out.