Custom Basset Hound portrait

Hunk the Basset Hound custom hand drawn portrait - featured

"Hunk" 8x10 colored pencil, watercolor, and gouache on watercolor paper I had a few projects come up toward the end of the summer that kept be really busy with non-landscape painting — including this custom portrait drawing of Hunk the Basset Hound. I fell head-over-heels for Hunk! The way his mom described his personality as… Continue reading Custom Basset Hound portrait

A watercolor bike portrait commission

Watercolor portrait of a Raleigh Revere 1 women's road bikeA few months ago, after I mentioned that I'm focusing on making more art to my mother-in-law, she asked me to make a portrait of her bike. She lives in the midwest and rides as much as she can in the summer when the weather is… Continue reading A watercolor bike portrait commission

Mug illustration troubles

I set an intention to make this morning's gouache mug study more illustrative in style and not worry so much about value accuracy. I also intended to mix up a nice grey color to paint with. Neither of these things went very well. I'm aware of feeling off and grumpy this morning — maybe that… Continue reading Mug illustration troubles

Trying out my new bottle of Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold Fluid Acrylic

Artists seem to be huge fans of the Golden Fluid Acrylic in Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold so I decided to buy a small bottle and see what all the chatter was about. This is the first thing I've painted with it and I'm impressed with the color of it! This image may be a little… Continue reading Trying out my new bottle of Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold Fluid Acrylic