April 26, 2015


"Human intellect cannot estimate what we owe to woman.  She gives us good advice, and plenty of it, she soothes our aching brows, she bears our children--ours as a general thing."



"In whatever position you place a woman she is an ornament to society and a treasu...

April 19, 2015


Project of the week:  dog portraits!

Sorry... I didn't take good step-by-step photos, just a basic beginning and end.  


Step 1:  I am asked to paint small portraits of these dogs.


Step 2:  The client and I discuss the details of the commission.



Step 3:  We agree...

April 12, 2015


  You may have noticed a smaller version of this illustration on my blog header and thought:  "That looks familiar...  Is it a spoof of, or an homage to, the iconic image from the 1902 silent classic Le Voyage dans la Lune by George Melies?"  

If you did...

April 5, 2015

   Isn't this precious?  I'd like to say it was an easy 1-2-3 process , but it was, in fact, more of a 47-step process.  That doesn't mean it wasn't worth the time, but boy, it sure took a lot of it. Personally, I steer clear of anything that promises to be easy or fas...

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