Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Last call

For the past twenty years I've worked with a rabbit breed called Tan.  I am the District One Director for the American Tan Rabbit Specialty Club and the North American representative for the Tan Rabbit Club in the UK.  Through this hobby I've met a lot of folks I wouldn't have had the opportunity otherwise.  I love working with these rabbits.  To say I've had a great time would be an understatement but it's time to close this door so another can open to a different adventure.  I will be retiring from showing after the annual convention this month.  I plan to continue creating more work based on these wonderful rabbits so you'll still see more of them, just not on the show tables.    

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Cathedral coffee in Scappoose

Interesting day for sketching yesterday. It rained (poured) on and off between glaring bits of sunshine so my values are all over the map.

A little extra something for the Tan club

A nightlight featuring our favorite rabbit!  

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

A special tshirt

While I was having the Tan clubs tshirts printed I squeezed in a special request.  This is from a colored pencil drawing I did several years ago.  

Monday, October 7, 2019

Awards for the national Tan rabbit club

This year everyone gets a Tan triangle award.  Well, not "the" award but it's in the most important shape for the breed.  

Monday, September 16, 2019

Old Jars

There are things in every day life we take for granted because growing up they were always there.  I always found my grandmother's empty canning jars fascinating because of how the imperfections distorted everything behind them.  The weird things kids notice but it stuck with me my whole life.  This is a graphite drawing I did a while back to learn the nature of glass.  Glass is a lot harder to draw than I thought it was going to be but I remember how fun it was.  The beauty of art - in an instant it takes me back to being a kid in my grandma's  basement pantry with jars of fruit and vegetables from her garden the previous year and all the empty jars waiting for more.