Category Archives: figure drawing

“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”


Double Portrait – A Lesson in Humility

A HUGE “thank you” needs to be extended to a certain follower of mine who also happens to be a purchaser of my art. If it wasn’t for her honest opinion and feedback, I probably would have ended up with a very unhappy customer. Sometimes an artist can simply get blinded and fooled by what they “think” they see versus what’s actually there. Continue reading Double Portrait – A Lesson in Humility

I WON!!! My first award!

Just wanted to share with my followers that I finished participation in the 56th Annual Hutchinson Art Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas, and I was given an Award of Excellence which included a $100.00 prize money.  Thanks to all the followers who post encouragement throughout this last year!


“In The Quiet of An Evening”

There is something incredibly mysterious about women. That’s about all I’m going to say regarding this particular drawing.   Continue reading “In The Quiet of An Evening”

“Essence” – Pounce Bag Portraiture

This is the last of my attempts at trying to master a pounce bag. I think I’m getting the hang of it and also have learned to control the pouncing when putting down the charcoal media, where the last two were crazy, with charcoal all over the surface.  Ugh!  Oh well. Gotta learn somehow.  Not going to give much details on this one, just going to post the finished product. Let me know what you think, please. Continue reading “Essence” – Pounce Bag Portraiture

Pounce Bag Model Portrait

I just finished this today but started on it this past Friday. Should have been done Friday night but family came over and more showed up over the weekend, so got really side-tracked.  Anyway, I’m going to simply post the results with a few close-ups, then give a short bit of information regarding the pounce bag and using acetone for water effects. Continue reading Pounce Bag Model Portrait