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 and Painting of a Dolphin

This is a 15″x21″ drawing and painting of a dolphin, drawn and painted with pens, paint pens, and watercolors on matte board. The drawing started with a quick blue pen sketch, followed by deep blue paint pen. White paint pen on the white of the paper was next, which creates interesting patterns under the watercolors applied last.

Unusual placement of blue, red, and other colors in the abstract background create an uncomfortable viewing angle for a dolphin, traditionally shown underwater. Lately, I have been affected by thinking about dolphins as “the most intelligent creatures on Earth after humans”, and “should therefore be treated as “non-human persons” and granted rights as individuals.” (physorg.com)

Drawing and Painting of a Dolphin

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

Drawing / Painting of a Fedora Hat in Memory of Michael Jackson

The following artwork is an 11″ x 14″ drawing and painting of a fedora hat, created with colored pencils, markers, oil pastels, pens, watercolors, and paint pens on paper.

The fedora was often worn by Michael Jackson (b. 29 August 1958, – d. 25 June 2009) during stage performances and public appearances. The article of clothing became nearly synonymous with his image along with other accessories such as a single white glove, white socks with black loafers, and mirrored aviator sun glasses.

Drawing and Painting of a Fedora Hat in Memory of Michael Jackson