Apr 27, 2016

Coloring Book of State Birds - California

It's been a while since I posted because I've been busy working away at my state birds and flowers coloring book. Twenty drawings done, 30 more to go! It's going to be tight to make my May deadline. But I thought I'd take a minute to share another image, this time of my home state of California, featuring the quail and the golden poppy.

Apr 1, 2016

Coloring Book of State Birds

I haven't posted in a while since I got side-tracked from my owl painting. I've been commissioned to do a coloring book of the 50 state birds and flowers. That's a lot of birds and flowers to draw so it's been keeping me busy! Here's a little preview featuring my state, WA, bird and flower, the goldfinch and rhododendron.

Feb 8, 2016

New Deer Painting - Aspen Woods Whitetail

Another newly completed original oil painting of a whitetail buck in autumn, aspen trees golden yellow with fall colors.


Aspen Woods Whitetail
8"x10" oil

Feb 5, 2016

New Mini Painting - Bay Horse Portrait

I've spent the past several months painting digitally so it's been a really long time since I created an actual physical painting, but you didn't think I could stay away from the paint brush and oils forever, did you? Every once in a while I've got to put oil to canvas. So here's my first oil painting of 2016!

It's a little more painterly than my usual detailed style. But I've decided to reserve my detailed style for digital paintings and loosen up on the oil paintings to give them distinctive styles. I also felt like getting really bold with the colors on this one just for the fun of it. Hope you like it!


Blood Bay Horse Portrait
6"x6" oil

Jan 27, 2016

Birds In Maple Tree Coloring Page Partly Colored

I started coloring in the birds coloring page I made last week so you could get an idea of how it will look when you color it in. I'm going for natural autumn colors but you can, of course, color it with spring colors, or crazy neon colors, or whatever you want.

I'm coloring this in with Photoshop but it gives you an idea of what it might look like with some felt markers.

Coloring it in myself is also good for me to see how fun or challenging it is and gives me things to consider when designing my next adult coloring page. So it's a good thing to do to learn as well as have fun.

See the blank page in my previous post here if you haven't already.

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Jan 18, 2016

Birds in Maple Tree Coloring Page Digital Download

I've decided to make this image available for digital download so you can get it more quickly. Unfortunately, I'm not going to make this available for free due to the rise in art theft online where, as I mentioned in my previous post, people are stealing images and selling them on products on Amazon and elsewhere. I realize they could still purchase the image and reuse it that way but thieves don't want to pay or they wouldn't steal. So hopefully this will at least reduce the amount of theft.

The file purchased is a large, high-res image which will look good printed out much larger than the average home printer. So rest assured you will get a sharp, detailed image to color.

I've kept the price low to keep it affordable for you honest buyers so hopefully you won't mind paying this nominal fee in order to help me avoid theft of my images. I appreciate your understanding.

Note: Copyright watermark will NOT appear on your purchased product.

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