After capturing my RV in watercolor, I played with the technique further. At the time, I was in the flatlands of Florida. But since I love mountains, they seemed like a great subject to play with. And these guys turned out pretty well.
Most of my time is spent sketching or drawing. I don’t consider myself a painter, but I certainly like the idea! The idea of having the whole world of colors to play with is intoxicating.
Here are a few paintings that I’ve created over the past couple of years. Each of them are painted on 8×10″ cold-rolled watercolor paper with acrylic paints. All but the abstract boxes and landscapes are subjects or concepts that I’ve been repeating (exploring in depth) throughout much of my artistic life.
(Click on the title for more details about each of the paintings/series.)
Each of these is painted on 8×10″ cold-rolled watercolor paper with acrylic paints.
Out for a 2-night backpacking trip up past Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park. After a full week of exploring the park we took a lazy day at camp. While there I sketched Ashley as she enjoyed the view out over the valley, and a few of the awesome, gnarly branches of the shrubs surrounding the rock she was seated on.
4/2013 – National Arts Program
4/2012 – National Arts Program – Best of Show
4/2011 – University of Kentucky Seniors Exhibit
Or, a peek behind the paintbrush
Though they appear simple, there is still a process behind the creation of these stick figures.
It all begins with the quote. When it’s time to sit down and draw I start by pulling up my list of quotes and read through them to find one that jumps out at me. That generally means that as I read it a composition of some sort comes to mind. Continue reading The Birth of a Stick Figure
And 9 other things you didn’t know about me
Just wanted to give you a peek behind the sketchbook. Yes, I’m an artist. But I’m also just a guy. Here are 10 things that help to make me who I am.
Continue reading My Razor is Older Than Me
While in school working toward my art degree I just didn’t seem to quite fit in with either my teachers or my fellow students. As a business-student transfer I was just a little too uptight and logical. And as a minimalist it was really hard for me to throw everything into my artwork. My natural tendency is to do the least necessary to share my message. Continue reading I’m Not Eccentric Enough To Be An Artist
The Freedom of Constraint
Considering my artistic background, the question only makes sense. “Why do you draw stick figures?” After supporting myself as a portrait artist, it can seem like a huge step backward for me to focus on drawing only stick figures.
- There are a few different reasons that I draw stick figures.
Continue reading Why Stick Figures?
You’re an artist when you say you are. And you’re a good artist when you make somebody else experience or feel something deep or unexpected.
~ Amanda Palmer
You will often hear me joking about being a “certified artist” when referring to my BA in “Art Studio”. I went to school for 4.5 years (due to switching majors) and walked out able to make art.
Which is laughable, because I’ve been making art in some form since I can remember. Continue reading Certified Artist
I have been drawing in some fashion since I can remember. Encouraged by my parents I was always a creative child. Some fond memories from my childhood are the art classes that I took with my mom at nearby art guilds – paper crafting, clay sculpture, wood carving, and weaving all come to mind. Continue reading My Artistic Journey