Monday, December 12, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

New owl illustration and updates


Here is a little owl illustration i finished up yesterday. A little grey owl in a forest of birches and falling leaves. I redrew this 3 times before I was finally happy with this one. Birch trees and leaves are particularly fun to draw.
Print available here.


The Shark tooth painting is taking a while to finish. There is a lot of detail and small work that is time consuming. But I'm happy with how it is turning out. Here are a couple more update pictures. Eventually they will all be labeled with corresponding names at the bottom.



Sunday, October 30, 2011

Chesapeake Shark Teeth watercolor



This weekend I have been working on a watercolor of the types of shark teeth found here in Maryland along the Chesapeake. I've been having a lot of fun doing the research for this project. Most of the shark teeth are from my own collection and it is fun to learn more about them.
I'll post more about this as I work on it.



I also got out on the Potomac and in addition to some decent shark teeth, found this Crocodile tooth. It's my first whole Croc tooth anywhere near this size so I was pretty happy.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Plesiosaur

Just a little Plesiosaur doodle. Thinking about doing some Dinosaur illustrations.




New Illustration

Recently finished a new 11x14" illustration, one of the few larger ones I've done. The lighthouse and stone wall is loosely based off Goose Island Lighthouse which is North of Tasmania (Australia).
I kind of like how the shrubs mimic the fan corals

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Details below



Sunday, October 23, 2011

Dog watercolor

I just finished this dog commission. It is part Boston Terrier, part Pug, aka a Bug.

Click to view full size.




Sunday, October 9, 2011

Snowy Coast Christmas Card

I spent the weekend inking various projects including another Christmas card, which I also managed to finish watercoloring. I'm pleased with how this one turned out as well, they are fun little scenes to imagine and create.





Sunday, October 2, 2011

Christmas card

I'm really looking forward to Christmas this year! I finished up my first Christmas card last night. I like watercoloring cozy little scenes like this. I might do a couple more different cards if I have time.



http://www.etsy.com/listing/83003574/lighthouse-christmas-card-with-whales

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Lab watercolor


Been busy the past couple of weeks painting and finishing up commissions. Happy with how this lab commission turned out.




I managed to get out for a little hike today. I've never seen so many mushrooms at one time. Here are a few of my favorite shots. I especially liked these orange ones.




Also saw a lot of Jewelweed along the creeks and streams, another pretty orange. It is my favorite wildflower.



Monday, September 5, 2011

Dog Portrait Commission

This is a detail from a commission I painted over the weekend. A cute pup named Diego. Pretty happy with how this one turned out.


Below is the painting in it's first stages of watercolor.


Fossils and Dinosaurs

This Labor Day I took a trip to the Bay and looked for fossils and shark teeth. The highlights were a 1" Mako tooth (large tooth in bottom center) and a similar sized Sand Tiger. Not a terrible trip compared to my others from this summer.


On a similar topic I had fun making this collection of Dinosaur items on Etsy last night. The last few years I have become increasingly interested in the things I was interested in as a kid, dinosaurs being included.

Dinosaur Treasury - full view


Euoplocephalus lino...
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Nautilus design Ame...
$20.00

Fossil Sharks Teeth...
$15.00

Triceratops Print
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Triceratops, Dinosa...
$12.95

Original Origami Tr...
$25.00

Art Original Illust...
$50.00

8x10 Stegosaurus Pr...
$24.00

Field Museum Chicag...
$260.00

Champ the Plesiosau...
$80.00

Black Sun T-Rex Din...
$20.00

t-rex nursery art. ...
$20.00

4" Megalodon T...
$45.00

The Nautilus - 1st ...
$28.00

FREE SHIPPING Dinos...
$89.99

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Razorbill egg painting

Working on a new landscape painting today. Hurricane Irene has passed. We didn't get much except some wind and steady rain all night. Still a little windy and wet outside.

This is a watercolor I did the other day of a Razorbill Egg. A seabird related to the extinct Great Auk. I like painting from life as much as possible, but this was done from photos I took at Matinicus Rock.


And a somewhat blurry photo of a Razorbill we saw at Egg Rock.