Monthly Archives: July 2017

SERENITY – recent commissioned charcoal drawing

Today I’m posting a recent drawing commission of a favorite fishing spot that I was asked to render.  Not much of a story for me to tell other than a few bits and pieces about what I used to create the piece. I can say that the person who gets to fish there sure is lucky…..and it ain’t Kansas either. Continue reading SERENITY – recent commissioned charcoal drawing

PRINTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!

This is just a quick post to let everyone know that I am now able to offer prints for purchase. I currently have listed five (5) of my drawings under the new tab AVAILABLE PRINTS, which have a range of both Limited Edition Giclee prints, Fine Art Giclee prints, and Regular Art prints.  Continue reading PRINTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!

HEADIN’ HOME – charcoal and carbon drawing

While rearranging my artwork, I came across three old pieces of art that I had set aside to eventually be either culled (thrown away), or posted FOR SALE to any interested buyer.  The drawing is of a local barn but the horses, the fence, and the trees, and the windmill, are of my own making. I entitled this piece “Headin’ Home” and it is for sale.  Continue reading HEADIN’ HOME – charcoal and carbon drawing

LEE VAN CLEEF – “Angel Eyes”: Part I Tribute to “THE GOOD, THE BAD, and THE UGLY” (charcoal on carbon)

Okay. I want everyone who thinks that the GREATEST classic western movie ever made was, is, and always will be: “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”. Come on now. Raise your hands. You know it – I know it. So, come on now…don’t be shy. You know you want to. Yeah…..THERE you go. Much better.  Huh? Wait a second! Wait just a second!  Terry Lynn! Don’t make me come over there and kick your backside! You get that hand up! Ahhhhhhh….there….much better. Much better. Now…let’s continue, shall we?  Continue reading LEE VAN CLEEF – “Angel Eyes”: Part I Tribute to “THE GOOD, THE BAD, and THE UGLY” (charcoal on carbon)

Charcoal and Carbon Drawing – A tribute to Edmund Leighton and special Mothers everywhere

Edmund Leighton is a little known artist, yet his work can be seen most everywhere; from coffee houses, restaurants, shopping malls, book covers, art museums, as well as posters at Michael’s and other novelty and art stores. If I showed you one of his paintings you would most likely say:”Oh. Yeah. I’ve seen that before.”, yet rarely is his name associated with such works.  Continue reading Charcoal and Carbon Drawing – A tribute to Edmund Leighton and special Mothers everywhere

JOHN WAYNE in “RIO BRAVO” – Tribute in portraiture of an American Icon

I have many friends from foreign countries, many friends, and almost every one has told me over and over again: “Mark. You have no idea how much Hollywood has influenced the culture, even our culture.”, so says my friend Bernardo from Croatia, Flavio from Italy, Gaurav from India, and Malkiv from Bulgaria.  All of these gentlemen are near my age to slightly younger, and they all have a passion for the iconic actors and actresses of Hollywood yesteryear. And their favorites mostly come from the old, great westerns.  Continue reading JOHN WAYNE in “RIO BRAVO” – Tribute in portraiture of an American Icon