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The Mount Baldy Painting

Here is the completed painting, which features the view of Mount Baldy from the San Bernardino Mountains.

My oil painting of Mount Baldy. This is the view of this range as seen from the backside of the San Bernardino Mountains.
My oil painting of Mount Baldy. This is the view of this range as seen from the backside of the San Bernardino Mountains.

This video illustrates what the finished oil painting looks like as it is drying.

The Heart And Arrow Coloring Page

Adult coloring books are the biggest thing, so I made a simple heart and arrow drawing for you to color.

Heart And Arrow Adult Coloring PageBelow is what my coloring page looked like after I shaded in my illustration with markers and colored pencils.

The Colored In Heart And Arrow

Create An Adult Coloring Page

The Christmas tree coloring page was created with a quarter, dime, and penny.
The Christmas tree coloring page was created with a quarter, dime, and penny.

During Christmas I did not have time to post this project, but the video below illustrates how I created an adult coloring page with loose change. All that was needed for this project was a pencil, a quarter, a dime, a penny, crayons, markers, oil pastels, and paper. Making your own coloring page is a simple and creative art project that people of all ages can enjoy.

Drawing The Stripey Cat

I have finished shading in the fur on my little stripey cat. I have always adore cats with stripes, and this little guy is indicative of this adoration.
I have finished shading in the fur on my little stripey cat. I have always loved cats with stripes, and this little guy is indicative of this adoration.
I first start drawing a picture of my little stripey cat
I first start drawing a picture of my little stripey cat
I used a green colored pencil to color in the eyes on the cat, and pink to shade in his ears.
I used a green colored pencil to color in the eyes on the cat, and pink to shade in his ears.
I am using pencil to add the dark and light stripes to the cat.
I used two different shades of drawing pencils to create the dark and light stripes on my stripey cat.

I have finally completed drawing the fur on my grey stripey cat, so it is time to create a background for my little guy.

Painting Irina The Cat With A San Bernardino Mountain Backdrop

I used oil paints to create an illustration of Irina the cat.
I used oil paints to create an illustration of Irina the cat.

Today I finished painting a picture of Irina the cat with a San Bernardino Mountains backdrop. I decided to place large boulders next to Irina, and the mountains behind her because this is a very iconic Southern California image. Irina has never ventured out near large boulders, but I like to imagine that she has taken nature hikes, just like I did when I drew a picture of her out at the Pinnacles back in August of 2014. Growing up my cats used to love to hike with me on a trail near my house, so I have never been able to stop envisioning domestic cats in nature.

So how did I create the current painting of Irina the cat? First, I created an outline drawing of Irina on the canvas board.

I used a pencil to make the transferred outline drawing of Irina the cat stand out.
I used a pencil to make the transferred outline drawing of Irina the cat stand out.
I used black and grey paints to begin painting in Irina the cat.
I used black and grey paints to begin painting in Irina the cat.
I finished painting in Irina's body and then proceeded to paint in the San Bernardino Mountains behind her.
I finished painting in Irina’s body and then proceeded to paint in the San Bernardino Mountains behind her.
I painted boulders surrounding Irina the cat. She has never been on a hike, but my childhood cats used to go on hikes with me. Thus, I liked to imagine Irina the cat out in nature enjoy the California dream, which for me is about nature.
I painted boulders surrounding Irina the cat. She has never been on a hike, but my childhood cats used to go on nature walks with me. Thus, I enjoy imagining that Irina the cat is basking in the sun and enjoy her California dream, which for me is about nature.
The completed painting of Irina the cat reflect my vision of the California dream.
The completed painting of Irina the cat reflects my vision of the California dream.

Our four legged friends also enjoy spending time in nature, and why not create imagery that reflect the beauty of a feline and Southern California. Irina the cat and nature continue to inspire me every day.

New Art T-shirt Site

The Irina the cat shirt was drawn on the yellow shirt with fabric markers.
The Irina the cat shirt was drawn on the yellow shirt with fabric markers.

Today I have started a new art t-shirt site called Art Shirt Designs, which will feature shirts with reprints of my artwork and photography. The shirt below was created with fabric markers, and is an example of the type of imagery you can find on the shirts I sell over on Zazzle. This one has an image I drew by hand, but all of my artwork has a vibrant sort of theme. I love to focus on the gentle and bright side of art because that is my thing. Always be you in the world of art, and smile about it. Things such as cats and palm trees motivate and inspire me in my daily life, and I would not have it any other way.

Finishing The Canadian Goose Drawing

Today I finished my Canadian goose colored pencil drawing. I have been working on it slowly as lately I have been busy with other projects.

I colored in the brown feathers on my Canadian goose.
I am beginning to color in the brown feathers on my Canadian goose.
I finished coloring in the primarily brown feathers on the Canadian goose. The neck was black, and there were white feathers on the face and near the tail area.
I finished coloring in the primarily brown feathers on the Canadian goose. The neck was black, and there were white feathers on the face and near the tail area.
I used several different shades of colored pencils to color in the grass.
I used several different shades of colored pencils to color in the grass.
I completed coloring in the blades of grass with several different shades of colored pencils.
I completed coloring in the blades of grass with several different shades of colored pencils.

The video illustrates the inspiration behind my Canadian goose drawing, which is based on a video I created of two geese I spotted back on February 13, 2014.

Drawing A Canadian Goose

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A rough draft drawing of my Canadian goose, which is based on my photograph.
Using the tracing paper to transfer the goose drawing.
Using the tracing paper to transfer the goose drawing.
Continuing to trace the goose.
Continuing to trace the goose.
Finished Tracing The Drawing
The tracing of the goose was rendered on both sides of the paper. The next step was to retrace it on to the final sheet of drawing paper.
The drawing of the Canadian goose on the final paper. Now  it is time to color my illustration in.
The drawing of the Canadian goose on the final paper. Now it is time to color my illustration in.

The video below illustration how the drawing was transmitted using tracing paper.

Wearing The Palm Tree Shirt Decorated With Fabric Markers

In the last post I showed you an upclose image of the palm tree I drew on a green shirt with fabric makers. Now I will share what the shirt looked like when I tried it on for the first time.

I decorated this green shirt by drawing a palm tree on it with fabric markers.
I decorated this green shirt by drawing a palm tree on it with fabric markers.

This video might give you some inspiration on how to decorate a shirt with fabric markers. It is an affordable and crafty way to personalize any shirt.