It's been a long time since I posted anything,
so here's a bunch of stuff at once.
I've had a few house portrait comissions.
This first one is my favorite.
I was working mostly from a couple of old (30 years old) photos,
with trees and shadows obscuring details.
I took some photos myself in order to figure out the architecture,
then had to figure out how to reconfigure the trees both to make it more like how it looked 30 years ago,
and make more of the house visible.
It was a challenge to get it all set up,
and I had a hard time trying to figure out how I wanted the light to fall on the house...but I ended up very happy with the result!
A church in Michigan:
A house in the Cherokee Triangle area of Louisville:
Whitehall Historic Home, which is where I was married (not a commission, I did this on my own) (the ink is brown, but some weird discoloration crept into these digital images when I formatted them. It's not there in the original drawing):
And here are a couple of the pumpkins I worked on for a huge Halloween show last October. These were done with alcohol ink and Sharpie markers, then carving tools were used to scrape away parts of the pumpkin skin:
The pumpkins are fun. They don't last long...but on the other hand, thousands of people saw them!