“Final Flight from the Orion Arm”

“Final Flight from the Orion Arm”
Watercolor and ink on cold press paper
9 x 12 inches
2017

This fuzzy space moth is one of the first in a new series of small-scale moth paintings I’m working on. The series is inspired by nature, science, and mythology, with a sprinkle of magic on top.

I’ve been experimenting with a different process of inking linework using both Micron pens and India ink. I’m finding it very effective to ink some basic outlines before the first washes of paint rather than after, then go back in again at the end and sharpen up all the lines that need emphasizing. I’ve also been getting carried away with some newly acquired pearlescent acrylic inks. Oooh, so much sparkle!

The original will debut at Exposure Gallery & Studios later this summer. High quality prints are available now in my Society6 shop!

 

Triceratops Rocks!

I just finished up a new design called Triceratops Rocks!, created with ink on paper and colored digitally. I’ve made it available now on everything from shirts to rugs to comforters in my Society6 and Redbubble shops!

I originally made the Triceratops skull as a part of a mural at The Bakery in downtown Sioux Falls. I loved how it turned out and I decided right away that I’d eventually incorporate it into another more permanent piece. Well, here it is (finally) and I’m excited to continue expanding the series that I had started with Geo-rex Vortex!

For more on my process of creating these ink and digital pieces, see here.

8 x 8 Holiday Show

8 x 8 Holiday Show 2016

It’s that time again: FIRST FRIDAY! First Friday for the month of December is always especially fun-filled with holiday cheer in downtown Sioux Falls, so I can’t wait.

I’m participating in a group show at Rehfeld’s Art & Framing called the 8 x 8 Holiday Show. Artists were invited to create 8 x 8 inch sized original works to sell for $88. I created four new pieces for this show (two shown in the promo image above). Take full advantage of this crazy low price while they last!

I’m in fantastic company at this show so do check out the other artists involved. It’s a diverse variety of art styles and I believe there will be something to appeal to every taste. I’ll be at this reception from about 6:00 to 9:00 PM and many of the other artists will be in attendance as well.

An early happy holidays to you and see you downtown!

Autumn Equinox

Autumn Collie Card

Happy fall season to everyone in the Northern Hemisphere today (and a happy spring to the Southern Hemisphere)!

My Autumn Collie illustration that I created for a calendar last year is available as a greeting card in my Etsy shop. It’s printed on high quality natural off-white card stock and comes with a recycled kraft envelope. The original piece was drawn in black ink on paper and colored digitally.