Primum non nocere

Thursday, December 20, 2012


Just waiting for the world to end like everybody else.

In the mean time I finished a project my sister requested.  She's been student teaching and she asked if I could draw some frogs for the teacher she's been working with

 So this is what I came up with.  I realize I needed more black space in the drawing, but I couldn't decided how to do it so I just said screw it and sent it off with my nephews and niece's Christmas cash.  Not too bad for never really drawing frogs before.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Some watercolor.

I've finally buckled down and started working on some long over due wedding presents for people I owe them too and a couple for some up coming. Here's the first one I've finished.

Here we have the sketch and start to the painting.  I had two odd ball frames measuring 8x24 so I thought what better way to kill two birds with one stone than to paint one picture and make two out of it.  The sheet measures 24x16, but I didn't realize till after I finished and framed that the full measurement of the paper is to the end of the sheet including the perforations at the top.

  I was inspired by some art I had seen at a friends house and thought I might try my own take on sockeye spawning in the river.

Here we have the first layer of the fish and starting on the water.

A little bit more water and the rocks.

I forgot to get a picture of the finished sheet before I cut it up. But here is the preframed result.

And here we have the finished product.  Not too shabby. Now just two more to go and I think I'm done.