FAVORITE WORKS IV

Grace Arnold Albee - Entangled Tractor

Grace Arnold Albee - Entangled Tractor

Joseph Stella - Tree of My Life

Joseph Stella - Tree of My Life

Viktor Vasnetsov - Oleg Meets Wizard

Viktor Vasnetsov - Oleg Meets Wizard

Paint

My latest piece has brought me back to my paints. Prints coming soon! 

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Sketchbook

I created a new page on my site today showing the work I've been doing in my Moleskine sketchbook as well as smaller pieces of paper. I LOVE Moleskine books and didn't start using one until recently. The paper is so lovely and can really hold some watercolor as well as gouache. Ink flows easily on them as well. There is also something so wonderful about just holding a book in your hands to keep anything you wish... recipes, lyrics, poems, thoughts, whatever! I can't recommend them enough. 

 

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favorite works III

Antoni Gaudi - Sagrada Familia

Antoni Gaudi - Sagrada Familia

Gustave Doré - Plate from 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'

Gustave Doré - Plate from 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'

Florence Susan Harrison - An image from 'The Poems of Christina Rossetti'

Florence Susan Harrison - An image from 'The Poems of Christina Rossetti'

☾ Hunter's moon ☽

A Northern Long Eared Owl I recently finished. It was fun to play around with a lot of textures and patterns in this one.

A Northern Long Eared Owl I recently finished. It was fun to play around with a lot of textures and patterns in this one.

The Pollinators

This recent illustration is called "The Pollinators" and it represents one of the most critical influences on the environment- pollination. Bats and bees, as well as many other pollinators are vital to our food supply and are under threat which is a gigantic problem for healthy food sources that affect animals, insects, plants, humans... planet earth. Climate change, pesticide use, changes in land use are all are mainly to blame for this growing concern. Bats pollinate over 500 species of plants worldwide including many tropical fruits. Bees are nature's most efficient pollinating workhorses. A link to more information on this subject and individual steps you can take to help this important cause:  ⇟   https://www.fws.gov/pollinators/pollinatorpages/yourhelp.html

This recent illustration is called "The Pollinators" and it represents one of the most critical influences on the environment- pollination. Bats and bees, as well as many other pollinators are vital to our food supply and are under threat which is a gigantic problem for healthy food sources that affect animals, insects, plants, humans... planet earth. Climate change, pesticide use, changes in land use are all are mainly to blame for this growing concern. Bats pollinate over 500 species of plants worldwide including many tropical fruits. Bees are nature's most efficient pollinating workhorses. A link to more information on this subject and individual steps you can take to help this important cause:  ⇟

https://www.fws.gov/pollinators/pollinatorpages/yourhelp.html

Favorite Works

Moon and Stars - Alphonse Mucha

Moon and Stars - Alphonse Mucha

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The Lady of Shallot - John William Waterhouse

From: Tales and Mystery of Imagination by Poe, Illustrated by Harry Clarke

From: Tales and Mystery of Imagination by Poe, Illustrated by Harry Clarke

Giant Oryx

A time lapse of the drawing I'm currently working on. This is the largest drawing I've attempted (30" x 42") - I'm hoping to be finished this week! 

Jackrabbit

My friend Tony, the front man for the Seattle based band Jackrabbit used one of my illustrations for their new album cover. 

House on the Rock

I took a trip this past summer to Spring Green, Wisconsin to visit Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin and The House on the Rock. This was my first time at The House on the Rock and I never even saw the craziest parts of it so I plan on going back. Go if you want to be in the weird zone, you won't be disappointed. 

Vikings

The Vikings made beautiful jewelry. Check out this bronze dragon brooch from the 10th century. 

City Pages Winter Guide

I had a lot of fun illustrating the cover of the City Pages Winter Guide! I also and have four other illustrations throughout the issue. It's great to live in a place like Minnesota where we don't let freezing temps get us too down and I love being outdoors all winter long. (The great polar vortex of 2013/2014 not included though. That year was BRUTAL!)

Art Essentials

Seeking and appreciating art is an essential part of my creativity. A collection of some of my favorite works which I will post from time to time: