Monthly Archives: December 2011

Grandpa Fishing with Grandsons

Here is a completed painting.  I like the composition and story. My goal was to paint the figures to be less recognizable, portraying people of a general age, not specific individuals.  I wanted to create a path of light through … Continue reading

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Christmas 2011

Celebrating the wonderous gift of God’s Son, who came to live among us, righteous, obedient, loving, teaching, healing, our Savior.  Jesus came not to condemn us, but to save us.  He came to reconcile us to God our Father. This … Continue reading

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Fishing With Grandpa

Here is the sketch for the design for a painting.  I like paintings to tell a story, and perhaps make you smile.  Can you see the story in the painting?  I’d like your comments.

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Thinking of Our Service Men and Women

Thinking of those service men and women who are unable to be home for Christmas.  Here is a sketch I made of a serviceman napping in the airport.  I am thankful for the Christmas gift of God’s son.  I am … Continue reading

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How to Break the Rules Beautifully

Shirley Trevena is a favorite artist, who is a delight to watch.  Here is her video, which is less than 4 minutes.  To watch the video, click on her name.

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Detail of Snow Leopard

I finished the work on the fur.  The spots were deepened in color, and the fur of the chest and tail are furrier.  I am pleased with the result.  The finished painting is 18″ X 28″ and is available for … Continue reading

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Portrait of Snow Leopard

The painting is dramatic, and portrays the quiet strength of the snow leopard.  What a magnificent animal!

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Progress on the Snow Leopard

Here is some progress on the snow leopard painting.  I have more work to do, but the painting is starting to take shape.

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Snow Leopard Painting

Final art class today.  I will work on the snow leopard.  Here is the start of the painting, which I painted at home.

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Submissions of Art in the Mail

Copies of art, check. Labels on everything, check. S.A.S.E. included, check. Letters of introduction included, check. Packages packed, addressed, weighed and proper postage applied, check. Submissions sent to 4 card companies and one children’s book editor, CHECK! Now the wait….

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