Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Elizabeth and Virginia

grandmother, drawing, charcoal, black and white, calgary artist
Charcoal drawing of my grandmother as a baby, held by my great grandmother. 

Man in Window

drawing, charcoal, calgary artist, old photograph, black and white
A charcoal drawing of an old photograph I found among my grandfather's collection of pictures.

This is how I start my charcoal drawings, by blocking in general shapes which I continue to refine in many stages. 

Grandpa's Bomber

Bomber, drawing, WW2 art, charcoal, plane
This is an image of the bomber plane my grandfather flew, done in charcoal.

Figure Studies

Figure sketch, drawing, charcoal, nude model, male nude
Study in charcoal on toned paper

charcoal, drawing, figure study, figure sketch, female nude, figure drawing
Figure study in charcoal

Pencil crayon, drawing, figure sketch, female nude
Figure study with coloured pencils on toned paper.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Swamp Girl

Calgary artist, Calgary art commission, Oil painting, realism, portrait, Amy Gaulin
Oil painting titled "Swamp Girl", based on a photograph taken by Lorianne Giles. 

Violet Grey

Oil Painting, Figure, Nude, Calgary artist, Commission, Art, Realism
The first oil painting I've done without drawing out the form before beginning. I used a new colour palette and looser painting style, so it's a series of firsts. 

Shed Land

Antlers, charcoal drawing, black and white, calgary artist, realism
Charcoal drawing of a group of antlers that has been collected over many years in Southern Alberta.

The Boy With Infinite Shorts

Oil painting, art, artist, calgary artist, realism, collage, surreal
 This is an oil painting collaboration between myself and Daniel Audet. We selected photos from eachother's references, and found a way to fit everything together. We both worked on every part of this painting. 

Drawing Commission

wolf, wolfblowing smoke, black and white, charcoal drawing, commission
Drawing using charcoal on BFK Rives paper

Saturday, 25 June 2016


Charcoal, drawing, art, destroyer, black and white, art commission
 Charcoal drawing of a French Destroyer ship from WWII on BFK Rives paper.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Progress of the Painting of Michelle

Art commission, black and white, oil painting, calgary artist, realist artist
This is a painting commission done in black and white oil paint.

Charcoal Gear Drawing

Charcoal drawing, gears, metal, black and white, art
This is a drawing I did using charcoal on BFK Rives paper. 

Cross Hatching Drawing

Drawing with a black pencil crayon on a wood panel canvas.

 I made the different tones by cross hatching, only using layered straight lines for the whole drawing. 

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Painting of Kevin

Black and White, oil painting, realism, art, high contrast, art commission
I painted this in oils on canvas. I love the photo that my client sent me as a commission, and I had so much fun painting the high contrast image.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Smith Family Commission

Oil painting, realism, art commission
This is a large painting commission that I made using oil paint.