“When Ships Make Waves ” A 12″ x 10″ oil on panel oil begun on location at Old Spanish Point, Sarasota finished in the studio. A bit of wondering what may have transpired at this location hundreds of years ago inspired my imagining sea rovers who endure long periods without the comfort of female companionship. So when they spy a pretty lady ashore in provocative dress, they become enthusiastic because, “Wench Hips Make Waves”…
“Duel with the White Knight” a small 10″ x 8″ oil on panel from a scene in George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series originally commissioned for Fantasy Flight Publishing’s “The Art of A Song of Fire and Ice” to feature the sword master’s defense of Arya. Has just been made into a print available in the WebStore: < www.paravia.com/catalog >
An in depth interview from my perspective about cover art is featured in Watch the Skies. A fanzine available in print and seen online at:http://mysite.verizon.net/res89guj/id64.html
This cover art was completed last year and has been released as a paperback recently. I made a model of the spacecraft from descriptions in the manuscript. I glued foam board and cardboard with gesso and paint added, then suspended it with nylon line and photographed it using the same lighting direction as placed on the models.
Two dragon doodles in watercolor created in the comfort of my living room. My wife and I have his and her rolling laptop tables we employ as little watercolor stations. We drag them into action on our off hours as the artistic spirit moves us, like when we are barely watching a film that proves to be less than we hoped, or during moments when we find ourselves out of our studio but willing to fiddle with something. These two watercolor studies are about 10″ x 8″ and were painted on bristol board ( a smooth paper surface) using a small water color kit. These keep idle hands occupied, can be offered for sale, and used as preliminary ideas toward other works.