Friday, April 27, 2007

Cat Head

I got interested in the stippling pen and ink effect a while back and did some ink drawings of my cats. This was an early effort that wasn't very successful.

Thursday, April 26, 2007


This polar bear has settled in for the winter and has everything he needs to stay comfy!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Seated Woman

An old figure drawing that I did in college. I was more into value than line at that time.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Billy Goats Gruff

Here's another old Billy Goats Gruff drawing.

Thursday, April 19, 2007


My entry for Illustration Friday. This was going to be a lot more elaborate, with some other images in the background, but I couldn't figure out how to do it in Photoshop! I feel like I'll *never* figure this program out, and I study, too!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Still Life with Pumpkin

My mom came to visit me one year and was delighted to find Orangina here, "Like they have in France!" I kept one of the bottles. I like the shape and texture of the glass, but it's difficult to put it into a composition because it's so bottom heavy. I like experimenting with different colored fabrics for backgrounds. At one point I liked going around the rainbow, doing one painting on a white background, one on a yellow background, orange, red, etc. That's my obsessive-compulsive side showing itself.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Billy Goats Gruff

I drew this as an assignment for a cartooning class that I took in college. I usually don't draw with colored pencil but I thought it fit this illustration well. I really like goats, so it was a lot of fun to research goat pictures.

Sunday, April 15, 2007


Quick gesture done while watching tv

Saturday, April 14, 2007


Conte on large paper, 1999

Friday, April 13, 2007

Curt in Chair

Here's an older painting that I did in acrylics. I struggled for a year or so to paint with acrylics, but it was always very difficult for me. I liked to blend a lot and I found it hard to do in that medium. This was painted from life in a series of sittings.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007


Based on a true story of a cat green with envy! He can't stand that the other cat gets all the attention.

Old Self Portrait

Here's an oldie I did in oil pastel. It's really distorted. Check out those giant glasses: unfortunately, that's how big they really were!

Friday, April 6, 2007


Thursday, April 5, 2007

Self Portrait

Here's a self-portrait I did looking in my bathroom mirror the other day. It was originally drawn with graphite pencil so I had to darken it a little to get the lines to show up.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007


This guy's in trouble - Snap the dog strikes again!

Sunday, April 1, 2007