Category Archives: figure drawing

SECOND PLACE WINNER in the R.O.A.R Juried Art Exhibit!

Evening everyone! I have some fantastic news!  Continue reading SECOND PLACE WINNER in the R.O.A.R Juried Art Exhibit!


Tom Selleck – charcoal and carbon

“Quigly Down Under” was one of my favorite shows of Tom Selleck.  Rendered in charcoal and carbon on Fabriano Artistico hotpress water-color paper. Not much to say, except that I’ll be moving on to different subjects after this portraiture.  Continue reading Tom Selleck – charcoal and carbon

“Sam Elliott” – charcoal and carbon

Decided to switch back to the portraits for a bit in order to draw another cowboy, who seems to be legendary from the mid-70s to present.  Not going into any details here since it isn’t really different from any other portrait I’ve drawn.  Layering the charcoal is the only thing that really keeps your drawings more dimensional and gives them depth. Enjoy!   Continue reading “Sam Elliott” – charcoal and carbon

PRAIRIE WORKS ART GALLERY – solo show announcement

Good day, Everyone!

Just wanted to announce another solo exhibit coming up soon. This one will be with Liz Shepherd of Pretty Prairie, Kansas at her wonderful gallery and store, PRAIRIE WORKS ART and Gallery.  My show will begin November 1st and run through most of December. I’ll have some new pieces there, and will also have a few of my more popular prints there as well. Location of PRAIRIE WORKS ART is: 115 West Main Street, Pretty Prairie, KS.  You can contact Liz via email: or see her Facebook page: Prairie Works Art

Hope to see some of you there!

GALLERY ALLEY – October 26th, 2018

Greetings!  I have another solo art exhibit coming up October 26th, 2018 at “GALLERY ALLEY” located at 616 E. Douglas Ave, Wichita, Kansas.  This will be a ONE DAY event and I will have mostly ALL ORIGINALS on display: horses, Hollywood character portraits, mastercopies of Frank Frezetta, Bougeureau, and my own works.  It’s an outdoor venue, so this is going to depend upon the weather conditions that evening. Show will run from 6 – 9 p.m. if the weather proves cooperative. Live music will also be available and lots of places to eat will be very close, or right across the street!  And don’t forget!  I still have my “Essence of Charcoal” going on at “L’image” over at 615 West Douglas until October 12th.

“Two Sisters” – mastercopy

Greetings Everyone!

Well, I finally finished my mastercopy of William Adolphe Bougeureau’s oil painting entitled “Two Sisters”. This post is going to be rather simple, as I’m just posting the final results with a close and a brief description of the materials used. This drawing is also available FOR SALE to any interested buyers. Hope you enjoy. Continue reading “Two Sisters” – mastercopy

“Big Jake” – John Wayne portrait in charcoal

Plain and simple post today, folks. Just going to show two photographs of my recent John Wayne portrait, starting with the simple outline photo then onto the finished result. Hope you enjoy the final piece. Continue reading “Big Jake” – John Wayne portrait in charcoal

John Wayne as “Rooster Cogburn” in TRUE GRIT – charcoal

Today’s blog post is going to be a write-up on some new paper that I tried and my personal thoughts and recommendations regarding it. Of course, there just HAD to be a drawing associated with testing out a new paper, so I decided to go with a favored character from a famous “western” genre.  The drawing is at the end of this post so if you feel impatient and get bored easily, just scroll to the bottom and you’ll see the end result. Continue reading John Wayne as “Rooster Cogburn” in TRUE GRIT – charcoal

From The Womb I Have Known Thee – charcaol on bristol board

I would like to first extend a great big “THANK YOU” to Samantha Key, who lives over across the pond in the U.K. (England, I believe) for granting me permission to use one of her photos as a reference for this drawing.  You’ll see her work simply by clicking here.  I’m going to post the finished result first and then follow it with a written description and some close up images of the completed piece. Enjoy!  Continue reading From The Womb I Have Known Thee – charcaol on bristol board


Hello and Happy Tuesday fellow readers and followers of this blog!

Just a quick announcement to make.  I’ll be at the Pratt Art Walk this coming Friday, June 8th in Pratt, KS and I’ll have my little display booth set up outside on the sidewalk, just in front of Parsons Jewelry on South Main. Most of my newer material will be there for sale, as well as some of my select prints.  The Miss Kansas Pageant parade will shortly follow the Art Walk, so hoping to have a busy day and great weather.

Hope some of you can make it and drop by to say “hello”