Spectrum | Drawing of Eyes, Nose, and Mouth

This artwork is entitled “Spectrum”. The 9″x12″ artwork was created in 2011 with markers, pens, watercolors, paint pens, crayons, and acrylics. The abstract artwork consists of a spectrum of non-traditional colors, textures, and mediums drawn vertically on the paper. A pen was then used to draw closed eyes, a nose, and a mouth over the spectrum.

Spectrum - Drawing of Eyes, Nose, and Mouth

Drawing of Two Dogs | Boxer Breed

This is a drawing of a two dogs, specifically their breed is called a Boxer. The 7″x11″ dog artwork was created in 2011 with pens, watercolors, oil pastels, and colored pencils. The two dogs were initially sketched with pens, followed by oil pastels for white and brown hair color. Watercolors were used for subtle gradients and background elements. Like most dogs, the male and female Boxers enjoy running and playing together outside in the sun.

Drawing of Two Dogs - Boxers

Drawing of a Puppy

This is a drawing of a puppy. The 9″x12″ puppy artwork was created in 2011 with a mix of colored pencils, pens, oil pastels, acrylics, gouache, and watercolors. The colorful puppy’s face was sketched with colored pencils and pens, followed by alternating oil pastels and watercolors for the eyes, nose, mouth, and portions of the hair.

Drawing of a Puppy

This is a second drawing of a puppy, sized 9″x12″, drawn in an abstract expressionist style. The puppy was drawn with colored pencils, paint pens, markers, pens, oil pastels, and watercolors.

Puppy Drawing

Abstract Art Face

This is an abstract drawing and painting of a face. The 9″x12″ abstract art was created in 2011 with a variety of mediums, including paint pens, colored pencils, crayons, watercolors, acrylics, oil pastels, markers, pens, and gouache. Expressive application of vibrant colors, meandering lines, and layered white space mix to create a determined facial expression forming on the paper.

Abstract Art Face

The Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology Artwork

Phase 1 of the new website for the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology went Live today! I am excited because I had the opportunity to create artwork for the Museum, Library, Archives, Famous Patients, and more! This is just the beginning too! Check it out if you have an interest in art or the miracle of modern medicine made possible by the amazing advances in anesthesia drugs and techniques over the past century.

Portrait of an Anesthesiologist, Drawing and Painting
Portrait of an Anesthesiologist
9″x12″

The following time-lapse video shows the drawing/painting process for a portrait of Dr. Paul M. Wood. Visit the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology to view the final portrait and more artwork.

Rainbow Color Portraits – Series 1

The following color portraits of people were inspired by a new set of watercolors I purchased. I love color, and it had been years since I purchased a new set of watercolors. My old palette was muddy, missing blues, oranges, yellows, reds, and more! When the new colors started to flow, so did the portraits.

The 9″x12″ colorful portraits were drawn and painted with watercolors, pens, colored pencils, paint pens, markers, oil pastels, and acrylic paint.

Portrait - Rainbow Color Portraits - Series 1
Portrait
Rainbow Color Portraits – Series 1
9″x12″

Sea - Rainbow Color Portraits - Series 1
Sea
Rainbow Color Portraits – Series 1
9″x12″

Portrait of a Man - Rainbow Color Portraits - Series 1
Portrait of a Man
Rainbow Color Portraits – Series 1
9″x12″

Scientist - Rainbow Color Portraits - Series 1
Scientist
Rainbow Color Portraits – Series 1
9″x12″

Desaturation - Rainbow Color Portraits - Series 1
Desaturation
Rainbow Color Portraits – Series 1
9″x12″

Portrait of a Woman - Rainbow Color Portraits - Series 1
Portrait of a Woman
Rainbow Color Portraits – Series 1
9″x12″

Peace - Rainbow Color Portraits - Series 1
Peace
Rainbow Color Portraits – Series 1
9″x12″

Starvation | Portrait of a Starving Child

The following artwork is based on a photograph by photojournalist Dan Eldon, found in the Images of Conflict / Somalia, Africa photo gallery at DanEldon.org.

The artwork entitled “Starvation” is 9″x12″ drawn with colored pencils, pens, and painted with watercolors and acrylic paint. The process of creation was a reflection on suffering, circumstance, a prayer for attention to children, and songs of lullaby contradicting frustration.

Starvation - Portrait of a Starving Child
Starvation
Portrait of a Starving Child
9″x12″

Drawing and Painting of a Burro with Children

The following artworks are similar drawings and paintings of a burro with two children reaching for its fur in the sunlight.

The first is a 9″x12″ painting/drawing created with watercolors, oil pastels, colored pencils, pens, markers, and acrylic paint. The painting is full of color as nature’s energy surrounds the two children and the burro, bathed in light, sharing a moment together of innate curiosity and companionship.

The second artwork is a 9″x12″ drawing created with colored pencils. The drawing focuses primarily on the relationship between four subjects; the burro, two children, and bright warm light emanating throughout.

Burro with Children | Painting
Burro with Children
9″x12″

Burro with Children in Sunlight | Drawin| Drawing
Burro with Children in Sunlight
9″x12″

Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series – Part 1 of 3

The following abstract portraits and faces are part of a series of artworks, consisting of drawings and paintings from 2009. I experienced an extended period of personal sadness and frustration, with art as my outlet. The abstract art was created with a variety of mediums, including pens, ink, paint pens, acrylics, watercolors, markers, oil pastels, and colored pencils. Paper sizes, shapes, and weights vary from artwork to artwork, but the theme of “faces” is consistent.

Albeit these expressions are of my discomfort, I drew strength from many places, including valued attention and support from individuals online around the world.

Thank you for your validation and encouragement of my work, kind comments, and for sharing your inspiring art. I appreciate all that you have provided, I wish for you the best that life has to offer, and good luck with your artistic pursuits!

Also available for viewing:
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series – Part 2 of 3
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series – Part 3 of 3

Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series – Part 1 of 3

Purple 1 - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Purple 1
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
9″x12″

Future - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Future
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
11″x14″

Pink - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Pink
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
8″x13″

Void - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Void
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
11″x14″

Fear - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Fear
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
11″x14″

Sun - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Sun
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
11″x14″

Hair 1 - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Hair 1
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
12″x9″

Black White and Blue - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Black White and Blue
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
11″x14″

Also available for viewing:
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series – Part 2 of 3
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series – Part 3 of 3

Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series – Part 2 of 3

The following abstract portraits and faces are part of a series of artworks, consisting of drawings and paintings from a time of personal sadness and frustration in 2009. Mediums used include pens, ink, paint pens, acrylics, watercolors, markers, oil pastels, colored pencils, and a variety of paper sizes, weights, and shapes.

Also available for viewing:
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series – Part 1 of 3
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series – Part 3 of 3

Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series – Part 2 of 3

Heat - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Heat
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
14″x11″

Organism - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Organism
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
11″x14″

Breath - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Breath
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
14″x22″

Purple 2 - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Purple 2
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
8″x13″

Green 1 - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Green 1
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
11″x14″

Yellow - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Yellow
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
14″x20″

Dud - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Dud
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
11″x14″

Fly - Abstract Portraits and Faces - Sadness and Frustration Series
Fly
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series
9″x12″

Also available for viewing:
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series – Part 1 of 3
Abstract Portraits and Faces – Sadness and Frustration Series – Part 3 of 3

Drawing of a Dog in a Sweater with Oil Pastels

This is an 10″ x 8″ drawing of a dog in a sweater, created with oil pastels, pens, colored pencils, and a little white paint pen. The friendly pup’s name is Johnny Cash, and he’s one of the first subjects in a new series of animal portrait art drawings. The drawing style begins with light colored pencil for the initial sketch, black pen for deep dark detailed areas, oil pastels on top, and a touch of white for highlights.

Johnny’s an awesome dog with a great sense of humor. Don’t let his day naps fool you; he loves to run laps around the house. And when he gets to go to the dog park, look out! He runs non-stop! Johnny enjoys it so much that he’s fully aware of when his owner is ready to leave, and he loves a good game of chase before heading home.

Special thanks to his owner for providing a fantastic reference photo!

Drawing of a Dog in a Sweater with Oil Pastels

Blue Boy | Abstract Drawing of a Boy’s Face

“Blue Boy” is approximately 11″ x 14″, drawn with markers, watercolors, and paint pens on paper. The strokes are swift and gestural, with abstract shapes and lines loosely forming a wide eyed expression on a boy’s face. The accompanying video shows the drawing and painting process in a time lapse format.

Blue Boy | Abstract Drawing of a Boy's Face

Quick Sketch of a Dog Named Spot

This is an 8″ x 10″ quick sketch of my dog Spot, drawn with pen, colored pencil, and paint pen. He’s a pure white five year old Jack Russell Terrier who developed rapid onset cataracts this past week. The vet says his vision has deteriorated to the equivalent of looking through a cloudy shower door. And we learned the hard way yesterday that “fetch” will have to be put on temporary hold. The little guy has a lot of energy, and he’s still young, so I’m starting to save up for surgery. The quality of his life is important to me.

Here is one more drawing of Spot; a watercolor painting of the dog from 2005.

Quick Sketch of a Dog Named Spot