Five years ago…

On July 22, 2006, five years ago today, I went on a first date with the person who is now my wife, Arleen. We went to go see the movie Pirates of the Caribbean 2. It wasn’t an official “date”… we planned to meet with other coworkers for the movie, but as it turned out, …

“Little Hawk” – Oil Pastels Painting

My son, who is nearly 4 months old at the time of this post, is nicknamed “Little Hawk”. This piece is for him. This oil pastel art was done in mostly Sennelier Oil Pastels on a 9×12 sheet of Canson Mi-Tientes paper, I referenced a photo found on MorgueFile.com. Click to see the larger size …

“Wet Lips” – Oil Pastel Realism

This oil pastels painting was done as an attempt at realism using oil pastels.  I was inspired by looking through the magnificent artwork of Alyssa Monks, and I decided I wanted to push my artwork further than I have previously attempted. The piece was done on a white 8×10 Pastelbord (made by Ampersand), with a …

Oil Pastel Art – A Zippo Lighter

This drawing is a zippo lighter in Oil Pastels. I did this on sand-colored Pastelbord, size 8×10. It has been mentioned that a reflection within the lighter might have been interesting, and I may eventually decide to do that.  For now, I feel like I’ve moved on from this piece and am ready to work …