The Freeing of the Muse. Oil on Canvas 24x36". This painting was done in response to the use of the female image in art. The muse is historically a female spirit or person who inspires the male artist to create work. Then, it is the male who is creator as well a recipient of credit and praise for the work. Here the muse has freed herself from the artist (me) to become creator herself. ** This piece was included in the New Masters of Fantasy 2006 Compilation.
Summoner and Eidolon. 11x14, oil on paper. This painting was a commission for Kobold Quarterly. It is the cover for the Summoner Advanced Feats (Pathfinder) book. The assignment was interesting, because they asked to have a halfling summoner summoning his Eidolon which had to be a cross of "cute but dangerous". It is not very often that you try to combine those features into one creature.
The Ultimate Gamer II. Oil, 18x24, 2010. I painted this for Gamecon Memphis 2010. I wanted to have a companion to last years piece, but this time painted in real media. I also wanted to have the same gaming elements, but a little more subtle. The city below was modeled using chess pieces and dice (can you find the D20?)and her belt buckle is an xbox style controller.
A Clockwork Dragon II. Oil on paper, 10"x24". Custom built frame - wood and metal. This was my second go at a clockwork or steampunk dragon. This time I built a full maquette and had the lighting perfect. I only had a week from start to finish because I had to have it done by Dragon Con 2010, and in the end I believe it was a week well spent.
Clockwork Steampunk Dragon. 13x16, oil on mounted paper. Original hangs in the private collection of Jim Hayter. A side project painting that I started a month ago. I wanted to do a clockwork dragon, like the creatures I used to see in Everquest. Of course anyone who sees it says, "OMG a steampunk dragon!" .