Monday, January 16, 2017

Rome Sketches in Ink














These are some ink sketches I did in Rome Italy. It was at the Piazza Navona (Navona Square), it is called the "Four Rivers Fountain" sculpted by Bernini.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Mini Rome Ink Sketch















Another sketch done in Rome.  This one is 2x3 inches.  Drawing small forces you to abbreviate the details.... thus teaching you to think in ink.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Rome Sketch in Ink



















This is a sketch I did while in Rome.  I love ink sketching.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Wash Painting/Drawing Donated to Westridge Elementary



This is a drawing I did for the silent auction at Westridge Elementary.  They have an auction and a carnival every year to raise money for the school.  Sorry for the arm and head reflection in the framed photo.  This is a wash (Ground ink stick) and charcoal drawing/painting. FR Gruger worked in a similar style.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Charity Painting Oil Painting






















I have finally finished this painting of Charity.  Gold leaf, with a frame, signed.  Yeesssss!  The gold leaf was fun I want to try it again.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Sculpting David's Eye at the Beaux-Arts Academy















I was just wanting to post something since it has been a long while.  I am copying David's eye in water clay.  It has been way fun.  The nose is the last feature that I get to sculpt.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

Beaux-Arts Academy Arts & Architecture in UTAH!!!!!













Its not very often that I post something that isn't my own art.  Why? because this is my art blog.  Anyway I am going to be attending a school in Salt Lake City that will teach arts and architecture in a classical and traditional way.  Everything from wash rendering to multi-figure painting.  I have been waiting for training like this for years.....and I am so excited.  This is the website http://www.baa-utah.com/ .

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Drawing after Michelangelo




















I did this drawing after Michelangelo.  I used homemade charcoal on watercolor, toned paper.  I may start selling these copies???  I am learning so much from Michelangelo!!!

This is for sale on etsy:

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Charcoal, Wash Drawing, after Frederic Rodrigo Gruger (FR Gruger)















This is the beginning and ending of a copy that I did of after Frederic Rodrigo Gruger.  He would usually start with a light drawing, then wash, and wolff carbon pencil.  I can't find anywhere that still sells a wolf pencil in the grades that he used.  Bummer!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

First Sculpture after Michelangelos' "David"




















Copy sculpture of Michelangelos' "David".  This is so much fun!!!  I rigged this setup to hang the sculpture on my wall.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Pink Sunset














This is just a pink, and blue, sunset over the tress where I live.  Awesome eeehhh!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

4th of July American Flag, Pen Sketch




















Here is another pen sketch of the American Flag.  I love America!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Charity Update

Here is an update of Charity.  I hope to get this done soon.



Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Face Sketch, Ink with Watercolor


I am love to draw with pen and ink.  The watercolor looks nice as a background.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Provo Airport Dike Road


This is a small pen sketch of the Provo Airport Dike Road.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Mayflower Ship, Logo Designs: Mayflower, Unicorn, and Lion




This is an update of the Mayflower ship.  I designed and painted the flower, lion, and unicorn.


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Landscape Framed


Framed landscape painting.  This one hangs in my living room because I love it so much.  It reminds me of growing up in a small town where the cows out numbered the people.  It also brings to mind..... smells........ that most people think are gross.