Just delivered this commissioned girl

Just delivered this commissioned girl

Just delivered this commissioned girl to a happy customer and helped hang it. I’ve never really drawn something this big with such tiny little lines. Usually when I draw larger I use a bigger pen and therefore it’s less detailed. This one has more tiny little lines than I’ve done before, even if her pose is almost the same as some other drawings. I’m pretty in love with her and I think Tim is...
A million little lines

A million little lines

Drawing hair for a drawing commission.
One of the three commissions

One of the three commissions

One of the three commissions I’m currently working on in between working on approximately 875,382 websites. #ijustwanttodrawprettypictures
A conversation in a series of isolated events.

A conversation in a series of isolated events.

A conversation in a series of isolated events. I just completed this encaustic commission for my college roommate from 1986/87. We were close friends back then and lost touch after college, but reconnected on Facebook, as you do these days. She has been following my art work for the past several years and reached out to me about doing a commission of her for her new house. This woman has been an English teacher and reporter for 15 years and in her own words, “…I am fascinated with words; my life is words.” She turned 49 (as did I) last year and has begun practicing yoga, an important connection to her Indian roots. She had seen some of the pieces from my “Woman and Her Needs” series of drawings of women in a 100 year old book, as well as this particular encaustic piece, Downy (right), which depicts a woman in my signature style surrounded by leaves over a collage of vintage dictionary pages and other found papers. We agreed on a 20×20” encaustic piece that would fit beautifully in a place of honor in her home and I suggested that she choose words that had special meaning for her. Here are her words and her explanations for her choices: Figurative Highlights my love for speaking metaphorically, especially to my students. This also has a double meaning. The drawing is a figure, so I thought it appropriate inside and outside of the canvas window. Form Another word for structure, which I am – sadly so or not. Formal I prefer a formal, classic style in décor, writing, literature, dress,...
When the power goes out all over town

When the power goes out all over town

When the power goes out all over town, it’s time to work on your commission by candlelight with a little bourbon.
Determined to finish this encaustic commission

Determined to finish this encaustic commission

Determined to finish this encaustic commission that’s been lingering in the studio for an embarrassingly long time.
I think it’s done!

I think it’s done!

I think it’s done! Now, will the weather let me spray sealer on it?
So close!!

So close!!

Progress shots of my puzzle piece

Progress shots of my puzzle piece

Progress shots of my puzzle piece for Mellow Mushroom at The Coke Plant. Will be finished tomorrow.
Ukulele

Ukulele

This ukulele was a commission… I’m also available to draw on your stuff! Everything looks better with nude drawings on it! View in Instagram...