Friday, April 24, 2015

Creative Juice Podcast

I was on the Creative Juice podcast that was just aired this week on Practice and how long it takes to be good at something. We talk about drawing and obsessions and unused talents.

It was a lot of fun! Listen here:

While you are on the site, check out some of their other topics. The Juice Cast is a podcast for creative entrepreneurs.
Sketching in Bucharest

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Lion Sketch for Sale to Support The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado

John the Lion, the handsome fellow I have sketched several times at the Cincinnati Zoo
I have a sketch for sale of John the Lion  that will benefit The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado to build funds in order for them to bring in and care for 33 lions and 1 Andean bear just being rescued from circuses.

Spread the word; Share and enjoy!

From a trip last summer...
You can see all the art and prints available here:

Also for sale is a signed copy of my book Big Cats.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Happy Easter! Bunnies and Painted Monasteries

Cherry blossoms and bunnies... 'Tis the season
I do plan to paint this image, but do to finishing my next book, it will probably be by the Eastern Orthodox Easter.

Speaking of which, this is a good time to post some of the amazing art at the pained Monasteries in Romania.

Not only are there the ones dating back to the 1400s, but they are building new ones! Such a fascinating art form. It was nice to see the artist credits on the new ones.

Growing up catholic, it is interesting to see parallel but different imagery.

Judgement Day painting on the VoroneČ› Monastery done in 1547

Detail of the seraphim at the Humor Monastery painted in 1535
Lives of the saints or rather the martyrdom of them, VoroneČ› Monastery

More seraphim at VoroneČ› Monastery

A new depiction of Judgement Day

Seraphim detail

New Judgement Day at a church in Bucharest
Detail of the Judgement Day painting in Bucharest. Ioana and I were pleased to see the artists credited inside.
All of the Judgement Day paintings have the people being 'reconstituted', even if devoured by wild beasts. Such delightful imagery!
My monastery sketches and more of my write ups are here.