drawing my own conclusions

A place to post art made with my own two hands, whether digital, or otherwise!

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Meet Hiney.

I have no idea where this is going…

I drew Tommy Kane! And so have a whole whack of other super-talented artists, go check it out!

Googled the word “mugshots” the other day…wanted something different to fill the last couple pages of my sketchbook. Really like the feel of these…imperfection, crazy proportions, hell…just plain “crazy”!

"Camille on the Banks" and "At the Crossroads" found a new home during our APSA Group Show and Sale on the July long weekend, and the proud owners were kind enough to send along a snap of them gracing the wall of their new home!
Photo courtesy of the clients

maikevierkant said: The little Tree Swallow you painted is just the cutest, and all your birch birds in general quite awesome! I hope your show with them goes well and they'll find nice new homes in the process :>

Awwww, thanks so much…you just made my morning! Just got everything all put away last night, and I’m exhausted (standing, smiling and chatting all day to lovely strangers takes its toll on a body!), but it went great, and the weather was perfect for an outdoor show!

rissaoh said: I keep wanting to try acrylic on wood... What is this oil rub finish you keep talking about? Ps I love your work!

Howdy! Thank you for the kind words!
The oil rub finish is just that: I use M.Graham walnut alkyd medium and with a soft cloth rub it into the wood, then after a few minutes, I wipe away any excess oil. Easy-peasy!

And, the last of the Birch Birds…a fine young Willet struts his stuff along the shoreline.

Specs? Oh yeah…acrylic on 6”x12” birch panel with oil rub finish on bare wood.

All five of these pieces will be for sale in a Group Show here in town over the long weekend…we’re do in’ it open air style, yays!
Tree Swallow…the second last of the birch panel paintings

Specs are same as ever: acrylic on 6”x12” birch panel with oil rub finish on bare wood
A little African Bee-eater…used this photo for reference, by Kirill Trubitsyn
Again with the specs: acrylic on 6”x12” birch panel with oil rub finish on bare wood

A little African Bee-eater…used this photo for reference, by Kirill Trubitsyn

Again with the specs: acrylic on 6”x12” birch panel with oil rub finish on bare wood

drawing my own conclusions (the blog of jackrabbitsmom) turned 1 today! Yay me! Yay you! 
More birch birds coming later today!

A Charitable Commission! Painted this old vintage shorty helmet for a Charity Raffle for a local Bikers Group. Thought a nod to a personal hero would be fitting for a biker’s brain bucket! I just love me some old Robert Crumb!

Another birch panel painting, for this one, I used this photograph posted by alicen1dlnd as reference, but I have a problem with it…anyone able to help me find the original source for this photograph wins bragging rights for the day! I just spent the past hour and a half digging around the ol’ internet, winding up at dead end after dead end, unable to find the photographer who took the original picture.
Anyway, specs same as the last piece: acrylic on 6”x12” birch panel with oil rub finish on bare wood
UPDATE: with a bit of help from Will at thrudreamsiwalk, I was able to finally locate the original source for the photo I used…the photo was originally taken by Manos Papadomanolakis and it’s a Great Egret, not a heron, as I had assumed it was. Thanks for your help in locating the source, Will…you rock!

Another birch panel painting, for this one, I used this photograph posted by alicen1dlnd as reference, but I have a problem with it…anyone able to help me find the original source for this photograph wins bragging rights for the day! I just spent the past hour and a half digging around the ol’ internet, winding up at dead end after dead end, unable to find the photographer who took the original picture.

Anyway, specs same as the last piece: acrylic on 6”x12” birch panel with oil rub finish on bare wood

UPDATE: with a bit of help from Will at thrudreamsiwalk, I was able to finally locate the original source for the photo I used…the photo was originally taken by Manos Papadomanolakis and it’s a Great Egret, not a heron, as I had assumed it was. Thanks for your help in locating the source, Will…you rock!