I have returned :-).
The last portrait sketch I posted anywhere was a mediocre pen drawing of Sean Connery. Here, I redeem myself with a fully rendered graphite drawing. Good to be back, more to come!
Portrait sketch of Helen Keller. Graphite on paper, 5×7.
This is my cousin, Brad, and his wife, Karisa, who were married on June 1st of this year. My gift to them was this portrait, a graphite drawing sealed in encaustic medium (heated wax and other components).
This sort of mixed media technique grew from the impetus of working for Inspire Prescott. I still haven’t completely worked it out. So in truth, I experimented on my dear cousins :). Even so, I’m confident they were happy with it, and I can’t wait to try another portrait in this style.
A closeup of some oil paint detail:
The drawing before encaustification.
God bless your life together, Brad and Karisa.
A new art gallery in Prescott, AZ, has its grand opening tonight, and I’m thrilled to be included as a featured artist :D. Inspire Prescott is coming together through the hard work and awesomeness of some great people. Website coming soon; meanwhile, check out their Facebook page:
And click here to see a snapshot album of the artwork I’m showing.
I spent the past week painting furiously and came up with these 4 new encaustic portraits — referencing Pre-Raphaelite portraiture and William Morris patterns and other old fashioned things. They will be hanging in the gallery for the next few months.
For Beauty and Glory.
I let the occasion dictate the portrait today; it gave me an excuse to draw a most iconic face. ..and mad-scientist hair.
Happy Birthday to dear Albert Einstein. And Happy Pi Day to everyone :-P.
Graphite on paper, 8″x 10″.
Here’s an epic Einstein quote: “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music.”