Friday, April 9, 2010

Abe - Portrait in Acrylic on Canvas

I was prompted to do something I haven't done in a long time...paint a portrait!  The brush in my hand felt so different from the mouse I'm used to, but natural at the same time.


Now if the kids hadn't been tusseling and fell on my camera, I'd have a better shot of it.




I'm glad I did it and even gladder I finally finished it. The family was very proud, to the point of being speechless. It's a good feeling making someone else happy.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Logo Design - Before and After

A few months ago, my brother approached me about doing a logo for his friend who was opening an ice cream shop.  Ice cream is my favorite and logo design is what I do, so I was excited to get started on the logo.

Cathi emailed me the scanned logo.  My brother had sketched some ideas on a napkin while they were eating lunch one afternoon.


I took the before and got started. After several emails and tweaks later, the logo was finished and ready for the printer.




If you get a chance, stop by their home on the web or if you're in the Rodgersville area stop by Summer Breeze and get you an ice cream treat.  They look delicious!








Monday, February 15, 2010

Rose - vector graphics

Working for screenprinters for over 20 years has led me to create thousands of vector graphics for most of our customers. 

I was playing with a rose photo and decided to vectorize the photo.






Vector graphics is the use of geometrical primitives such as points, lines, curves, and shapes or polygon(s), which are all based on mathematical equations, to represent images in computer graphics.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Pin Oak Lake - Digital Painting



Last year, we camped out at Pin Oak Lake in Natchez Trace State Park. The weather was lovely and the tree foliage was breathtaking.

This is a digital painting of the lake and trees.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Heart of a Country Home



My recipe blog has been my home on the web for the last couple years.

If you like good Southern cooking and simple recipes, check out my recipe blog,
Heart of a Country Home.

Iris - digital sketch



A digital sketch of an Iris, created in Corel Photopaint X3. Maybe bathroom or sunroom art? :D

Monday, February 8, 2010

Iris print - Digital Watercolor

A digital watercoloring painting of an Iris in my flower garden, summer 2009.