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Secrets of a Great Artist


I started thinking about this yesterday. If I could ask one person to reveal their artistic secrets and knowledge, who would it be? I realized that I wouldn’t ask any of my favorite painters – no Sargent, no Gerome, no Bougereau. I think that I’m always […]

March 9th, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

Birds and Blimp


Zeppelins, blimps, dirigibles, or whatever you want to call them, fascinate me in the same way the Titanic always has. They conjure up old-timey images that I’ve only seen in movies and photos. I even made a painting in college with myself in a newsboy outfit standing on a shipyard in front of a bunch of […]

March 8th, 2012|Animal Silhouettes, Blog|0 Comments

Staged Prints

I’m still at the early stages of my new business so I have quite a long to-do list. I’ve posted prints of most of my silhouette paintings to the store already, but as of now they have been somewhat naked in their presentation. I’ve reached the point of staging – arranging the […]

February 23rd, 2012|Animal Silhouettes, Blog|0 Comments

Manly Fingers


It takes quite a long time, from my experience anyway, to recognize the subtle features in a face. Most people can differentiate between two people, but they may not be able to explain what’s different, or what makes that person stand out. I’ve trained myself […]

February 15th, 2012|Blog|0 Comments


 I just finished up a commissioned moose piece using a beautiful green color. Just a note – I’ve done quite a few of these animal silhouettes now, and one of the best aspects of working on them is the knowledge I gain while doing the research. The only moose I recall seeing during […]

February 13th, 2012|Animal Silhouettes, Blog|0 Comments

I Used to Believe

I used to believe that it was safe to be in the basement during tornadoes because tornadoes didn’t have legs to walk down the stairs.

I found this website the other day called It’s a treasure trove of quirky ideas that adults used to believe as kids. There are so many different subjects […]

February 6th, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

Turtle Power – Rescue Team

I once had a pet turtle named Jack. I feel guilty for having kept him for so long, but Jack was released into a park pond later in his life. He was just one of many unusual animals that lived inside my family’s suburban home.

I loved all of my pets, even the slimy […]

January 31st, 2012|Animal Silhouettes, Blog|0 Comments

Holiday Hopes

This year has been one of transition for me. This time last year I was mentoring 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, living in Texas, and working on my artwork at a level I was proud of. Now, at the end of 2011, I am living in central Virginia, socializing with my wife’s new […]

December 21st, 2011|Animal Silhouettes, Blog|0 Comments


Here are a few gorillas just hanging out near a volcano.
December 6th, 2011|Animal Silhouettes, Blog|0 Comments

Free Shipping & Turtle

Here is one of my earlier ones that I forgot to post, the Turtle!
Also, I’m having an extended Cyber Monday deal that goes through until tonight, Wednesday, November 30.
All paintings include free shipping. Just enter the coupon code: FSHIPCM

November 30th, 2011|Animal Silhouettes, Blog|0 Comments