18 7 / 2014

Duck Duck Cat art print
The painting has been cleaned up and posted in my Society6 store! Art prints, framed prints, stationery cards, and iPhone cases are available here: http://society6.com/houseofsnarf/duck-duck-cat#1=46.

Duck Duck Cat art print

The painting has been cleaned up and posted in my Society6 store! Art prints, framed prints, stationery cards, and iPhone cases are available here: http://society6.com/houseofsnarf/duck-duck-cat#1=46.

14 7 / 2014

Duck Duck Cat

Inspired by a photo shoot with our rubber ducky, I started doodling, and this painting is the end result.

Mediums used: Reeves watercolour, Micron pens, Sharpie metallic marker

12 7 / 2014

Daisy

This painting is a pet portrait commission of a dog named Daisy.

The request was to have Daisy in a field of her namesake flowers. I think the end result resembles a children’s book illustration, which I hope the recipient likes…! 

07 7 / 2014

Sweet Bee logo design

Work-in-progress for my friend Tyson’s beekeeping & ethical bee removal business

01 7 / 2014

ANICA’s 2015 calendar painting

17 6 / 2014

ANICA 2015 calendar

The beginnings of a new watercolor painting commission, this one for Seattle/Anchorage-based company ANICA, Inc. (Alaska Native Industries Cooperative Association). I’ve been painting their annual calendars since 1996, depicting native Alaskan village scenes. The calendars are distributed to ANICA co-op stores throughout bush Alaska. One of my best compliments came from a woman in Savoonga, who told me that I painted like someone who’s been to Alaska before. (I’ve still never been!)

While most calendars have been landscapes, the General Manager of ANICA requested an interior store scene, specifically, with groceries, since some stores have expanded those sections. (I used other store photos for the shelf items.) I think this is my first time painting groceries! Of course, these calendars also introduced me to painting bush planes, snowmobiles, and fishing boats too…

05 6 / 2014

Orchid Dogs (aka Three Moppets)

This is the completed watercolor painting, which was commissioned as a surprise birthday present. I hope the recipient will be pleased with my portrait of her three dogs!

Mediums used: watercolor with crimson colored pencil and white conté crayon

02 6 / 2014

Three Moppets (work-in-progress)

Now adding levitating orchids to the levitating dog heads… The recipient of this painting loves orchids, so I’m throwing a few in.

29 5 / 2014

Star Wars Moppets

The dog portrait painting commission is still in progress; I’m currently working on the background.

In the meantime, what started off as a joke that Fallbrook (far left) looked like Chewbacca turned into me making a Star Wars colored pencil version of the three dogs.

Fallbrook —> Wookiee/Chewbacca
Obie —> Obie One-Eye Kenobi
Pookie —> Princess Pookie-Leia

Silly fun, but I quite like the result!

22 5 / 2014

Three Moppets cont’d
still in progress…

Three Moppets cont’d

still in progress…