Here is my latest painting, Moon Shark. I had a lot of fun with this one. I hope you like it.
So they now make coffee flavored M&Ms. Thought you should know.
We finally have a decent art store in the area. Michael's in West Lebanon has opened. Meredith and I went there today. I usually avoid West Lebanon like the plaque, but I had to check this out. They had a pretty decent selection of painting supplies.
I bought a bunch of Liquitex paints and mediums, and also a starter pyrography set (something I've been meaning to try.)
I'll probably still rely mostly on mail order from Vermont Art Supply and Dick Blick, just for the convenience. But it will be nice to have a real art store in the area for emergencies.
I don't mean any disrespect to the smaller locally owned art supply places in the area, but they are very small with a limited selection, and they tend not to restock often enough. One local store in particular is really bad. I recall that the last time I was in there, they still had London Oil Colors. Winsor & Newton discontinued their London line back in the Eighties. I pointed that out to the salesperson, and he just nodded and giggled, like he thought it was funny.
here is a quick drawing i did recently, just for fun and practice.
So I've added a new gallery, featuring step by step photos of my paintings. The first painting in this gallery is my recent portrait Shauna and Aubrey. I've been wanting to do this for awhile now, so I've really excited to get it up. More art will be added regularly, so please check back often!
So I just finished Red Dwarf Season XI on DVD. Fantastic! That show just keeps getting better and better. So when the smeg is Season XII coming out on DVD? Come on guys!
Here is my latest painting. I think this is one of my best portraits yet. I really made some breakthroughs with this piece. The subject is a mother and her daughter, based on a candid photo I took in natural sunlight with me smart phone. I presented the painting to the mother recently as a gift, and she was quite delighted. (See, I can be a nice guy sometimes.)
Meredith and I enjoying a wonderful day at the Springfield Steampunk Festival last weekend.
Here is my newest painting. It is acrylic on canvas, 18 X 24. Enjoy!
AS usual, summertime is a tough time for working on artwork, as I have more than a few yard and household projects in the works. But not to worry, I am still working on my artwork. In fact, I should have a couple new paintings up by the end of the month. I am working on a new fine art piece, and I have a portrait in the works. So check back in at the end of July for some new work. Thanks!