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Kids’ Animal Whisperer T-Shirts

Now that the grownups are happy, it’s time to focus on the little ones. Kids’ versions of my Animal Whisperer t-shirts are here!

The colors are slightly different than the adult unisex shirts but still include a wide selection to choose from (17 colors!). They’re printed on the same 100% fine jersey cotton, and every […]

December 9th, 2015|Animal Silhouettes, Blog|0 Comments

Animal Mugs For Sale

Who doesn’t like to keep warm with a nice cup of coffee or tea? We all have our favorite mug, including me (I have a few, actually).

If you head on over to my shop, you’ll see a whole new collection of colorful animal mugs! I altered my original designs to fit perfectly on […]

December 1st, 2015|Animal Silhouettes, Blog|0 Comments

Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2015

I know it’s late, but I’ve been burning the midnight oil for many weeks to get my new products out for you. I know everyone is looking for gifts this holiday seasons, and you want to make sure they get to their destination on time so please take a moment to look over my holiday shipping […]

November 25th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Animal Whisperer T-Shirt Collection

I gotta be honest here. I absolutely love these new Animal Whisperer t-shirts.

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You can jump to the end of the post for the shirt details. But first, a little history…

I started painting my animal silhouette paintings about four years ago, and I’m proud of how much people have enjoyed them. […]

November 24th, 2015|Animal Silhouettes, Blog|0 Comments

New Options for Fine Art Prints

There are some new purchase options for my fine art prints that I think you might be interested to hear about. First, let’s talk about the materials:

Two types of paper

Matte Photo

The new matte photo paper option was added for customers looking for a more economical choice.

Kodak Professional Endura Premiere Paper is the best photographic paper […]

November 13th, 2015|Animal Silhouettes, Blog|0 Comments

Website Launch for WelcomeToAutumn.com

It’s the middle of the fall season so I think it’s the best time to announce the launch of the new Autumn website. http://welcometoautumn.com will be the source for everything related to Autumn, Virginia – the project, the history, the city and its culture. There’s even a resident list page for my $5+ […]

November 3rd, 2014|Blog, Welcome to Autumn|0 Comments

The Plaza Theater – Old-Fashioned Night at the Movies

640px-Safetylast-1This past month here in town, the El Paso Community Foundation has been hosting a film festival, showing all kinds of classic films ranging from blockbusters to vintage cinema. My wife and I planned to go to a few of them, but our schedule filled up early and we […]

August 24th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Train Station Arrival – Digital Painting

This was my first full attempt at a digital painting after years of painting with oil paints. It was also my first real attempt at moving away from my older subject matter of miniature people into the historical vein I’m interested in now. Photoshop CS3, Intuos 4, 2012

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July 24th, 2014|Blog, Welcome to Autumn|0 Comments

Train Station – Early Digital Painting Sketch

This was an early test of combining a 3d model with a photograph for reference. Instead of working from photographs only, I wanted to test my digital painting skills and my 3d modeling. Original figure reference is from an old Time Magazine photo of a soldier during WWII. Photoshop CS3, Intuos 4 + Google Sketchup

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July 23rd, 2014|Blog, Welcome to Autumn|0 Comments