December 27th, 2017
There’s no question this new fall artwork was meant to be cheerful and uplifting. I think most of the time my artwork leans in this direction anyway. I suspect anyone who has followed me for awhile is used to bright colors more so than sombre shades. But I can equally say in a dark year, a lot of these bright artworks have been therapeutic. As many of you know, it was around this time last year that my... Read More
July 17th, 2017
I recently completed a piece of Auburn art that has gotten way more attention than I honestly expected. I mean, every artist hopes a piece or two of their art gets a lot of notice but it doesn’t happen as often as many of us would hope. I can’t tell you how many artists I hear the same story from. You complete a new piece, you’re over the moon with how much you love it, and you share it expecting everyone to have the same reaction to it. Instead, you hear the hum of crickets chirping.
Okay, I exaggerate just a little. Usually I...Read More
July 11th, 2017
If you follow my art blog and you’re also an artist or aspiring artist, you may have read my recent post about my experience with the XP-Pen Artist 16, which is essentially a Wacom Alternative for the Cintiq line of display tablets for graphic artists. I’m still enjoying my Artist 16. In fact, I may have another post on that subject soon, but I have to admit I was missing my old Wacom Intuos Pro sometimes. There are times when I just simply don’t need the precision of a display tablet. And if I’m honest maybe also there’s a part of me that is resistant to change. I am enjoying the Artist 16, but some of the time, I want something familiar.
The problem with...Read More
June 26th, 2017
Only a handful of weeks ago, I finished a new piece of art that included a female silhouette and the blazing sun. As you’ll read there, it was kind of an accidental piece of art which started as a backdrop for the Desiderata poem. Ironically or not, the Desiderata print has proved to be much more popular! I guess a strong image always helps tell a story! Nonetheless, as soon as I finished that “Child Of The Universe” image with the blazing sun, I thought I should have a yin and a yang and do the moon as well.
After all the sun and moon probably...Read More
June 26th, 2017
Just thought I’d share my initial thoughts about the XP-Pen Artist 16 – a Wacom Cintiq Alternative now that I’ve actually sat down and worked with it. But I think a little background is in order first.
I’ve used a Wacom Intuos Pro for the past three years. I really cut my teeth on it artistically. I had briefly tried another...Read More
May 26th, 2017
The word I keep finding myself using today is surreal. And it’s the only appropriate word I can come up with. How does some random guy from a small town in Georgia end up in the news following a terror attack without even being there? In my case it was because a piece of art I created four years ago caught fire as a social media tribute flag.
Last night I...Read More
May 18th, 2017
This new spiritual artwork print is a perfect example of how often I start one thing and find unexpected inspiration for something else. My latest piece was originally meant to be just a backdrop behind the text for Max Ehrmann’s poem Desiderata. I recently had someone ask...Read More
April 27th, 2017
I admit I struggle sometime explaining where some of my art comes from, such is the case with this hot air balloon nursery art print. You see, in the strictest sense, I’m not describing a room where this would fit but the actual subject or what it depicts. Take a look! This was a concept that I had rolling...Read More
April 25th, 2017
This idea for this Eiffel Tower romance painting came to me because of the film title “Last Tango In Paris.” Now I have to admit, that title the full extent of what I knew about the It was a film that was already ancient history by the time I was even old enough to see it. I guess in essence I created my own...Read More
April 24th, 2017
I really wanted to share my latest piece of Irish art, and this is a piece I think is quite cool. Now it should go without saying that I’m proud of all my artwork. If I share something for public consumption, I’m happy with how it turned out, but every so often I...Read More