I took a photo of a deer in my backyard a few years ago and had wanted to paint it for quite a while. Even though I mostly work in digital painting I chose to do this one on canvas. I finally got around to it this year and here is the result. This is my first painting of 2021.
I entitled it, “As The Deer Pants . . .” Because it reminds me of the scripture in Psalms that says,
“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.”Psalms 42:1
“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’”
– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Adobe featured my artwork on their social media pages:
A big thank you to all those who submitted title suggestions! It was a tough choice since they were all so good!
The one I finally settled on was, “Reunited” submitted by Victoria Moxley! I’ll be sending out the 8” X 10” soon! Thank you! #HelpMeNameThis #Reunited #MerryChristmas2020
Help me name this!
I don’t have a title for this one yet, but I’m leaning toward “Single Parent Snow Family”.
Message me to help name this artwork by Friday, December 18th 2020.
If I pick your title, I’ll send you a free 8” X 10” hand-signed print!
I will announce the winner on Monday, December 21st. Thanks for participating!
This fun snowman scene will make a great Christmas gift!
This artwork was made on an iPad Pro with the Adobe Fresco digital painting application. Order Prints Here
Thank you to all those who have served this great nation of ours!
Those of you who have followed my work may already know that I have an ongoing tribute to veterans. I’ve painted portraits of several of our local veterans from the Korean War, Vietnam War and World War II (See portraits below). I planned on doing some more this year, to continue the series, but, the pandemic slowed things down in that regard. Nevertheless, I’d like to thank these veterans and all of the veterans of our military branches for their service and would like to say that I am personally grateful for the liberty their efforts have afforded us all as a people.
The portraits below were commissioned for a poster by the local VA equal opportunity department. The poster was to include veterans of Pacific Islander heritage. The veterans were all stationed at Fairchild AFB, WA
These are a series of portraits of famous monsters (and some not-so-famous) that I’ve painted for Halloween over the the past few years. Enjoy!