Tuesday, March 16, 2010


I get asked a lot if I can paint other things besides animals and birds. And for some reason people are always shocked that I can. I was recently asked to do a portrait for a friend. Her husband had past away several years ago after a long illness. It was a bit of a challenge in that there were very few photos from when he was healthy. I had to combine several photos from different points in his life. Most were of a candid nature with angles that were not the best for a traditional portrait. After many sketches we settled on this pose and composite of features.

The actual painting was done in dry brush watercolors.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Finished Falcon

Well, here it is finally. It has been a crazy couple of weeks around here. I have some new
have some new projects coming in and I thought I should finish this guy up before he got lost in the shuffle. I usually don't seal or varnish the watercolors but I think I will this one. A coating of a spray varnish should bring up the richness of the warm tones in the background.