Friday, July 29, 2011

Possible Last

This is most likely the last picture I will post before I leave for Pennsic It is not my best but I do like the dramatic lighting an colors. "Red Demon", 8 1/2 x 11, Acrylic and Prisma Color on Canson board. Original SOLD,  Prints for sale. Picture 41.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


I decided to try this year to make and sell some leather coronets at Pennsic. These are simple and have no jewels (they will have once I can get some at Pennsic). These are both 22 inches around and are leather and wood (the flowers and Flurs are wood). "Silver French coronet" (SOLD) and "Golden Flower coronet", I also do custome work. For sale. Art item 39 and 40.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Happy Little Tune

Since I will be camping for 2 weeks and there will be allot of Porta-Priviess, this just seems apropos!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

For more than 10 years I have been doing a Pennsic to Pennsic calendar, going from August to August. This year I have several details from scrolls I have done and several new works. This 13 month calendar is available for $20 (add $2 for shipping or pre order now and pick it up at Pennsic). (cross posted from The Magic Mirror Online" my other Weble).

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Friends Work

Since I have allot to do before Pennsic and it is too hot to do even that, I doubt I will be posting any new art before I get back from War. So here is one of the paintings done by my friend Theddy. He sold the original at AnthroCon  a few weeks ago but prints are available through me (acting as his agent). It is a map done in Australian Aboriginal style, can you guess where in the US this is? "Gathering of the Animals" by (I don't remember the original size, something like 3 x 2 feet), Acrylic on board (I think).

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Larger Miniature

After the last 4 pictures I almost hesitate to call this a miniature. When I started it I thought it would be my smallest person...but then I noticed the picture setting on the shelf over the computer, a baby Hercules fighting a snake (done back in 1999) , it is a little over an inch wide and about 2 inches this is FAR from my smallest person. Anyway, This was inspired by works from the 1500's. The figure was inspired by Bonifazio Veronese's, Madonna and Child with Saints. And the background was inspired by Hieronymus Bosh's, The Garden of Delights.  "Bless the World", 4 x 5 inches, Egg Tempera (with a small bit of Acrylic and Pro White) on velum (the skin not the paper). Originall and prints for sale. Picture 38.


Monday, July 18, 2011

Cthulhu Keepsake

Here is my second to tiny painting for a locket. I am happier with this than with the Faerie. "Cthulhu Locket Portrait", Acrylic and Pro White on Bristol. This is 1 2/8 x 5/8 of an inch approx. (that is the area I fit the actual painted part into). SOLD,  in silver colored rectangular locket! Picture 37.

To Tiny

Well, this is not great when blown up...but it is so small no one will ever see the flaws in the original. I hope to do better in my next one this small, we will see. This is 1 1/2 x 1 inch but the window where the picture actually shows when the picture is in the locket it was made for is only 1 2/8 x 5/8 of an inch (so that is the area I fit the actual painted part into). "Locket Faerie", Acrylic on velum. Picture 36. SOLD

Thursday, July 14, 2011

More Tiny Tiny Things

I really hate how not clean and crisp these look when scanned and blown up. The tiny size makes these look really good, so ignore the flaws and imagine how it looks at 1.6 inches! "Blue Bullet at Sunrise", 1.6 inches square, Acrylic, watercolor colored pencil and ProWhite on velum. Original SOLD,  prints available. Picture 35.

To Tiny

OK, my friend Kris does amazing miniatures, she has recently started doing EXTREME tiny steampunk things. Her work always amazes me but also makes me wonder if I can do it that is "Fiery Fish Airship" it is 1.6 inches square. It is Acrylic and ProWhite on velum. (New updated version with background). The nose and propeller are metallic gold. Original and prints for sale. Picture 34.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Horsey Collaboration

Another picture drawn by Vicky Wyman and colored by me. I envy her ability to draw these off the top of her head. I just loved the pose and was thrilled that she let me have this to color. Original for sale from me, prints available from me or Vicky.  11 x 14, marker, Acrylic, Pro White on Bristol. Picture 33.

Still Can't Post Comments

I still can not post a comment on my own page. Blogger says this is a "known problem" and they are working on it...not working very hard as this has been going on for over a month now! Anyway, to Pyracantha: You have a dirty mind! (in response to the Sea piper comment).

Monday, July 11, 2011

Fishy Collaboration

My friend Vicky Wyman did this picture and allowed me to color the original. It is a small and simple sketch, but I really like it.  "Sea Piper", Approx. 6 x 7 marker and acrylic on Bristol. Original and prints available from me or from Vicky.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Tiny Man

Still doing miniatures, this is the picture part of a small scroll I started back when we did the demo at the Walters. The rest of the scroll is still not finished, but it is only a rope border. This is based on an illumination from the Prayer Book of Claude de France, 1517. The image is 2 3/4 x 3 1/4, Egg Tempera and gold acrylic on velum. The whole background is metallic gold as are any highlights that look gold. In real life it looks great, the scan looks weird to me and of course shows all the flaws by enlarging the whole thing. Picture 32.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Farewell Atlantis

Farewell space shuttle program and any hope of us getting to other planets! I know they say there will be another way to get us into space, but it is going backwards technologically and that NEVER works to advance anything! So here is a picture I may have posted before, but it is in the spirit of "so long a thanks for all the fish"...goodbye Atlantis! : (

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Orchid Miniature

Again, trying to do miniatures to sell at Pennsic to fill the gap left by one of our normal artists. This is a lovely orchid (I have no idea what kind), but it was fun to paint. This is 3 x 4, Acrylic and ProWhite on velum. Original and prints for sale. Picture 41.

Miniature Pansy

This is based on an illumination from a Flemish Book of Hours, c 1500.  2 1/2 x 4, Acrylic and ProWhite on velum. Original and prints available. Picture 40.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Best Coloring Book in the World

The art of friends that do wonderful work and allow me to color their line work, that is the best coloring book in the world! This is "Dancer" by my friend Theddy, also known as . This is my colored version of his drawing. 8 1/2 x 11 Acrylic on cardstock.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Comments Reply

For some reason this stupid system is messed up and I can't comment on my own page at all! So, Pyracantha, in answer to your comment/question about my last picture posted; The Race/Character was created by the person who commissioned the picture. They are cat like but have hooves and are humanoid. "Tracker" (or "Traker" as I originally misspelled it) was the first one of these I did and I was not sure I would be able to do a realistic version of these creatures. In the end, I am very pleased with just how real they both came out.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Another Commission Done

OK, so I finally have this commission finished. I like it and hope it is pleasing to the person who commissioned it. He lives in Germany and so does the first picture I did of this character. "Tracker, Rain Dance", 9 x 12, Acrylic and ProWhite on Canson board. Prints for sale. Picture 39.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Finished Centaurs

The person who commissioned this asked that I not post the finished picture before July 1st as he was hoping to have the story it is for done before that. I have not heard if the story is done but it is now July 3rd, so I am going to post the finished "cover". "The Prince and the Bodyguard", 15 x 20, Acrylic, watercolor colored pencil and ProWhite on Canson board. Prints for sale. Picture 38.