It was a rainy war and I was restricted because of my heart surgery, but overall it went well. I sold less originals than usual but still made a decent amount.
It was an odd war, many people, especially other merchants used just the same word as I did. odd.
I had bad news when I got home, Paul Jeffrey a friend and art patron passed away while I was at Pennsic. He owned my "Hern, Lord of the Green" picture and commissioned a "Winter Hern", which was pict up at war for him and he never got to see the original (he did see a picture of it). I hope the art he bought from me goes to people who appreciate it as much as I know he did.
He will be missed.
Pennsic is a different world and there are people I count as near family who I only see once a year at War. So many came by and asked about my health and asked if I needed anything and offered help and support. I appreciated it all.
The shop stayed 90% dry and no art was lost to water or anything else this year. Hope I can do as well next year.
Friday, July 27, 2018
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
I got inspired to do this and while I was in the middle of it another artist I know did a similar picture, only her's was Sekhmet and she was pouring blood from a golden goblet. But anyway, lots of work in this, parts I wish were better but parts I am very pleased with. No time to fiddle with it anymore. "Anubis, Waters of Life", 8 x 17, Acrylic, watercolor colored pencil and Prowhite on Canson board. Original SOLD, prints available. Picture 31.
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Well, it is a Pelican badge design based on/inspired by some Norse/Swedish designs I found. I did this as a gift for a friend in the SCA ( SCA.org ) who was recently elevated to the Order of the Pelican (basically a Knighthood for service). Her personal heritage is Scandinavian so I thought this would suit her. It is on an inch diameter wooden roundel, painted in Acrylic with metallic gold. Her Heraldic colors are blue, white and gold so I did the badge in those colors and did the beading the same. Picture 30.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
I started this maybe 2 years ago but had some issues with his antlers and then the background was just blue...I liked the figure to much to scrap it so I held on to it till I got inspired to finish it. "Hern in the Greenwood", 9 1/2 x 12 1/2, Acrylic, ProWhite and Prisma Color on Canson board. Original and prints available. Picture 29.
Friday, July 13, 2018
Anubis is one of my favorite ancient Gods to paint and there is a guy who always wants new Anubis art. So her is my latest picture of the Egyptian God. "Anubis at the Door", 10 1/2 x 13, Acrylic and Prisma Colors on black board. Original SOLD, pints available. Picture 28.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
I had enough art for this years Pennsic calendar but 3 of them were very monochromatic, so when I was inspired to do this, I decided it had to replace one of the more bland pictures. "Tiger Samurai", 7 x 13, Acrylic, Micron pen, Watercolor colored pencil and Prowhite on Canson board. Original and prints available. Picture 27.