Hansel & Gretel – Digital Painting

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For the last week I’ve been working on a painting for ImagineFx’s monthly contest, this month themed “fairy tales”. (Entries close on the 30th where finished pieces will then be voted on and can be found here on ImagineFx’s forums.) With your help via Facebook I have a nice list of stories to pick from and ended up deciding on Hansel & Gretel. I picked their tale because it was very recognizable once simplified into a single painted scene and didn’t require an explanation with it. Using your suggestions as topics I see this piece as a starting point for more fairy tale paintings. Read More


Indonesia Travel Tips

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January 26th, 2014

Today is our last day in Bali before headed back to Japan, and we’re trying hard not to think about the fact that our vacation is almost over. We were up pretty late last night chatting about anything and everything, so we slept in some this morning. We ate our first breakfast outside the hotel (the buffet breakfast here was included in the price, so we made good use of it), and chose a pancake place here in Kuta called Flapjaks. Naomi had bananas foster waffles, and I had barbecue chicken pancakes. Both very tasty, and quite affordable. Read More


Kilgogh Art Exhibition & “Humble Beginnings”, a New Digital Painting

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This past weekend I had the pleasure of participating in Kilgogh, an art exhibition & wine tasting event on Friday followed by an all day festival Saturday. The event takes place in my in-laws small town of Kilgore, Texas. This is the second year it has been held and the first year that they have also had the Saturday festival. For the exhibition each artist was asked to submit a new piece of artwork with the theme of “Expressions of Kilgore”, to be interpreted by each however one would like. The submitted artwork would then be judged and auctioned off, the proceeds going towards the town and the restoration of some beautiful historic theaters. If you’re curious about the town here is a bit of background on it and lots of images to place yourself there. Read More


Reunion at the Gates of Heaven – Digital Painting

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Late last night I finished what was then an untitled painting. I’m so pleased with it. It’s not because I think it’s amazing or something crazy like that (I do enjoy looking at my work) but because in it I can see tangible results from the time I’ve put towards painting in the last 6 months or so. I’m improving, sometimes slowly and others fast. I look at this piece and can say, “yes, I’m getting better at this.” and that is satisfying.

I hope you enjoy viewing this as much as I enjoyed painting it. On to thumbnailing my next painting! Read More


The Unmarked Road – Digital Painting

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Excited to announce I’ve finished a new painting, “The Unmarked Road”. Anson came up with the title and has followed it’s development from a thumbnail. I think of them as exiled sisters of some long forgotten order. But I’ll let you imagine up their history. And keep reading, there is a video at the end! (Edit: a print is now available!) Read More


Snow Day!

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We woke up this morning to our surprise with a beautiful blanket of 6 inches of white snow outside. Today is Anson’s day off, his one rare weekend day where he thankfully doesn’t have to go into work. We had already made plans to stay in but needed a few things from the convenience store at the bottom of our hill so this afternoon we bundled up and trekked down. Read More

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