Hello all, As many of you already know, I sold my first piece of original artwork a few weeks ago called,Â The Bagpiper Squirrel, from the Secret Squirrel series. He is now in the collection of Dr. Jane Cameron (Calgary, Alberta). It was the most delightful event in many ways. The excitement of selling my first [...]
Finally. Saint Squirrel is complete. This will make up a part of the 12 paintings I'm working on for my first art show. The Squirrel Show (real name to be revealed closer to show date), will feature work that preserves Scottish lore, religious iconography and pop culture. I've also created a short animation of still [...]
My guest appearance on Exhibit-V coverage of the Victoria Emerging Art Awards at the Avenue Gallery!
Hello friends and fans (hiccup), I attended the Victoria Emerging Art Awards last night at the Avenue Gallery in Oak Bay andÂ reconnected with friends and clients from my graphic design / web development life, and met some Facebook friends in person for the first time (holy cow it was great). AND because I'm so vain [...]
Saint Squirrel and a myriad of other names come to mind - BUT - Â he is officially unnamed. I will accept suggestions until Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 using the comment area below this post. Â This painting is STILL IN PROGRESS, but I aim to finish up next week.
Just posting latest development of Saint Squirrel (with Red Shoes name to be determined). He's coming along nicely. Still much more work to do. Quite a few changes since last post.
I knew there were people out there like me.Â About the size of an RV, Torrington Gopher Hole Museum features stuffed gophers (actually, "Richardson's Ground Squirrels) posed to resemble the townspeople. Exhibits include gophers dressed as a priest, bank robber, RCMP officer, duck hunter, firefighter, and beautician, among others. Dressed in elaborate costumes and [...]
I began painting Saint Squirrel in May 2010 and posted an update in June 2010. Major changes have happened in the last week. I'm very excited about the direction it has taken, and I feel my painting mojo is in motion. Still in progress - but worthy of posting it's latest incarnation - Saint Squirrel [...]
As discussed in an earlier post, I went to Santa Fe, New Mexico in July to take a two week portrait painting class from Tony Ryder (Ryder Studio School). During the morning of each day (Monday to Friday), Tony would demonstrate the techniques by painting his own canvas using the live model. This began with [...]
Tony Ryder's Ryder Studio School offers a 9 month course during the school year, but to my delight, they also offer 3 different 2 week intensive courses. I chose the 2 week portrait painting in oil. We worked on a single portrait for two weeks. My first day of class at the Ryder [...]
I went on a painting holiday to study withÂ Tony Ryder (based on a synthesis of observation and traditional painting theory)Â at theÂ Tony Ryder Studio where they specialize in form painting and classical realism. It was tough work, and over the next few days I will post about what I learned. I'll also be posting galleries and [...]