This acrylic canvas painting of an Arctic Tern was a Christmas present, so now that the gift has been given I can post it here: Tux's family lives near the coast, and when we visit I enjoy watching terns hover over the water, scouting for fish before they strike. As usual with phone pictures, the colours … Continue reading Arctic Tern Painting and Winter Update
Our epic NASA style living room setup had to be dismantled when we were showing our apartment and I haven't had access to the big Cintiq computer for a few weeks. It's been too hot to even think about leaning over that warm screeen anyway, and with all the chaos of buying a farm and selling the apartment … Continue reading Pen and Watercolour
This past winter I was hired for my first art commission. The client wanted a cow for her living room wall. I was eager to try something new, but had no idea how I would create the effect of shiny black fur using acrylic. As anyone who has ever painted anything in acrylic knows, using pure … Continue reading How to Create Deep Blacks in Acrylic
This drawing was from a few months ago. I had a bad headache for six days straight and decided to try drawing something to take my mind off it. It's probably no coincidence that this is what I ended up with as it depicts pretty accurately how I was feeling at the time. Surprisingly, the headache actually started to let up … Continue reading Headaches and Charcoal
Watercolour pencils are amazing! I picked up a set of these a few months ago and have been playing with them now and then. I wanted to try oil painting but the paints are quite a bit more expensive than acrylic, and I was already doing plenty of acrylic painting so instead I considered watercolour. Watercolour … Continue reading Watercolour Pencils
Acrylic on canvas painting of Abbey, a sweet, smelly, lovable golden retriever.