Thursday, November 20, 2014

7 x 10 black walnut ink house portrait

I completed this last night around 1 a.m.  I wondered at the time: What percentage of my commissions reach completion between midnight and 2:00 a.m.?  More than half, for sure, and maybe more like 90%.

This is a 100-year-old house in Pennsylvania that belonged to the grandmother of the person who commissined it.  She said four generations of her family grew up around this home.  The photo references I was provided were not of the greatest clarity, but I think I was able to make out enough between the two photos, plus a little help from Google Earth, to capture it pretty well.
House portrait in black walnut ink

A detail to show what is always my favorite part, the trees:
detail of house portrait

Saturday, November 8, 2014

House portrait in black and white

Here is another house portrait, finished this morning. Pen and ink on smooth bristol.

House portrait 11 x 15 inches

house portrait detail

Monday, November 3, 2014

Pumpkin sculpture

I carved this for my daughter's class's Halloween party last Friday.

I brought some extra pumpkins and my pumpkin carving tools and let them hack away: