Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Bamboo Pencil Extender/Lengthener

I am making pencil extenders/lengtheners out
of bamboo. Eventually I want to make them for
bigger things like pastels, china markers, etc.

I like this natural look better then what is on the market.
Plus this can be used for multiple purposes.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Oil Painting of Hands

Christ comes to my rescue......often.....usually
through other people.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Wavy Hair Painting

This is a recent painting. Framed and varnished.
Whooohooo. I used the frame that is two posts down.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Sketchbook Pencil Portraits

I haven't posted much from my
sketchbook lately. Some of these
have been seen before.....

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Walnut Frames

Both of these are made out of walnut that I picked out from the wood store. I don't have a table saw so the wood store cut it and put the groove. The small frame is joined with screws and plugs. The big frame is done with a buscuit jointer and glue holds it together.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Oregon Fall Colors!!

This is how Oregon looks recently.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


I should have posted this on Halloween.
These are from Niki Covington's class.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Dancing Faun

This is a dip pen drawing I love using this medium.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I am selling stuff.........

this is a necklace that I made..

this is a dip pen drawing.......

hopefully these will sell on etsy

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Arm Sketch

White and black charcoal.

Dip Pen for my wife.

This is one of my first attempts in working with an old dip pen.
I thought it would flow better. I must be doing something wrong
Maybe my nib is old?? or bad ink? I need to talk to a calligrapher
and get more information. With that said, it turned out nicely.

These are my tools....kind of fun!!! I like this medium. I want to do more......

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Hand Sketch............with my own hands

One of my honest desires is to learn how to draw like a master.
Not to copy exactly what I see, but to know how to design and
compose the visual elements to be beautiful. As for now .....
I have to live with my limited knowledge and experience.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pirate charcoal.

Still learning the charcoal stuff, among other things.........

This is for sale on etsy: 

Just wanted to post somthing.

Fun pencil sketches. (from an old movie book)

I am trying to learn how to use charcoal.
I think the white should be used more delicately/sparingly?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Pirate Season

9x12 This was to figure out color and placement. J W Waterhouse was my inspiration for approach. I am not a master like him.