Alphabeasts: C is for Cerastes

A great new collaborative project is online, called “Alphabeasts”. The idea is that artists each week have a letter, and they must create a piece of art of a fictional creature starting with that letter. I’ve been looking for a nice, regular sketch sort of thing to do each week, and I think this will be a great challenge.

First up, since I missed “A” and “B” (I’ll go back), here is my “C” entry: C is for Cerastes. It is based on the Greek myth of the cerastes, a horned serpent-like creature.… Read the rest

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Nature and the artist: Rocky Mountain National Park

I think it’s very important as an artist to get inspiration from all different kinds of things. Especially nature, which offers so many unique and interesting features that, as an artist, I can’t help but be inspired.

Sometimes it’s worth it to just take a drive, and see what’s around you. That might be cityscapes, or the ocean, or really just about anything that you can find near you. In my case, I’m very lucky to live in Colorado, which offers all kinds of different areas to check out.

Case in point, this weekend we visited Rocky Mountain National Park.… Read the rest

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Summer, learning, and children

For once, I’m posting less about art and more about life. Don’t worry, I’ll be getting back to posting about art soon enough.

I think, looking at my work overall, you can see that I’m influenced by a great many things. I don’t really match any one artist, or one style, and I tend to not really have a style at all. It’s a part of my nature to be interested in everything, and, in turn, to try to create from every angle.

My whole life, I’ve been fascinated by, really, everything, and it’s something that I can see in my children as well.… Read the rest

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