Oil on 24″ x 30″ stretched canvas. This is one of our cats napping in front of a slightly translucent curtain. The challenge for me was to try to paint light falling on the curtain and shining through the curtain, while also depicting light beyond the curtain.
16″ x 20″ oil on canvas.
Giant rabbits invade Atlanta, GA!
There was a terrible movie back in the 70s about an invasion of giant rabbits called “Night Of The Lupus.” It really didn’t have any of the “cute factor” that my painting does, to be honest.
Sweetheart the Dog
10″ x 8″ colored pencil on paper
8″ x 10″ oil on canvas.
Here is the method I used to make this painting:
I found a good photographic resource, and messed around with it in Photoshop: rotating and distorting the fish, adding to the fins, lightening some areas and darkening others, and zilching out the background, ending up with a nice, balanced composition.
After all of that, I decided to pull the Hue/Saturation slider all the way to one side, making the goldfish blue.
Then I painted this while looking at the computer screen.
This one is a similar size of the grey tabby painting, but I used hexagons instead.
Each hexagon is about 7/16″ wide.
This is an 11″ x 14″ painting.
I reduced a photo of a tabby cat’s face to 22 x 27 pixels on the computer, and copied those pixels individually onto the canvas, taking care to do a careful color match with each square.
Up close, it looks pretty abstract, but comes together as the cat’s face when viewed at a distance.
This is painted in oil on one of those new box-like canvases with the wooden sides. It’s about 16″ x 20.”
I used photos of the famous Berlin specimen for reference, and exaggerated the color a bit.
I’ve also mixed in some sand in the area surrounding the fossil. I sprayed some fixative over the whole thing just in case the sand gets loose.
Each of these little round canvases is approximately 8″ in diameter.
It’s unusual for me to paint straight out of imagination without photo references, but I think they came out well. I wanted the octopi to have kind of a cuteness to them, as though they were illustrations from a children’s book.
This is an 11″ x 14″ oil on stretched canvas.
I used Permanent Green Light and Cadmium Yellow, so the painting has a very fluorescent look to it.
This is a small canvas, 8″ x 10.”
I tried to paint colorful and thick on this one, as kind of an experiment.
This is my cat Felix, painted on an oval canvas about 24″ tall. I wanted to try to paint him in a similar style to the presidential portraits that one finds on U.S. currency.
24″ x 36″ oil on stretched canvas.
We don’t actually have any curtains like that. I copied the Chinese motif from some silk pillowcases that I bought specifically to paint from.
This is a painting of the famous Mayan calendar that supposedly predicts the end of the world at December 21st, 2012.
The original carving is uniformly the color of stone, but I painted it with yellow, orange and reds because I liked how that would go with the iridescent blues and green I wanted to use for my hummingbird.
This canvas is about 16″ x 20″ in size.
I was asked to paint this cat from photographs, with an antique patterned wallpaper in the background.
The cat liked to play with drinking straws and bottlecaps, but I wasn’t really able to work both of those things in the composition. So I just painted the bottlecaps.
It is a 24″ x 36″ oil on stretched canvas.
This is a Scottish Fold that I painted for a friend in Arizona.
One of my better pet portraits. Oil on canvas. View it at a larger size to see the brushwork.
I painted this for a friend at work. This is his son’s dog.
It’s about 24″ x 36″
I copied this from an animal calander.
This is an experiment with ink and brush (which I’m not too practised at, to be honest.)
The paper is damp, which is why it looks like it has those radial lines coming out of the center, but I kind of like it.
I copied the fish from a photograph.
9″ x 12″ oil on panel.
This is the ink and brush painting from above, but rendered into a still life.
8″ x 10″ – Oil on masonite panel.
This is our Princess the cat posing in front of my viola (which I can’t really play very well.)