The artist at work. Personalizing a leatherbound journal.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

18th Century Naturalist Seahorse Painting

Just finished this one today. 
18th Century Naturalist painting of a Seahorse.
Ink, watercolor & graphite 
on the inside of an antiqued book cover.
Marginalia notations in graphite.
 Contact artist for pricing.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Naturalists painting of a Box turtle

This is a cropped portion of a recent
 Naturalist painting of a Turtle 
that I did for a customer. 
Ink Watercolor and graphite 
on the inside of an anted book cover.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

1824 Couple Courting Fraktur

Here is one of my latest.
It is two paintings and they will be set in an antique double frame.
Ink, Watercolor & graphite on antiqued paper.
Each one 5" x 7".

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Carolina Parrot Queet

One of my Naturalists paintings of a Carolina Parrot Queet
 was used for an article in the
Journal of the Americas magazine. The article, 
"Missing Early American Birds abed Their Historical Significance.
Part II"
was put together byTony Gerard and James Blake.
Get a copy and check it out.
John Buxton also has a wonderful illustration in the article.
An honor to be placed in the same article with him.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Naturalist Painting of a Canadian Goose

Here is one of my latest.
An 18th Century Naturalist painting of a Canadian Goos and young.
Ink, watercolor and graphite on the inside of an antiqued book cover.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Set-up at Recent Show

This is just a small portion of the many items
that I had at a recent show.
Many thanks to all of you who stopped by, said "Hello" 
and purchased items I had for sale.

If you would like for me to do a custom painting for you
just email me to discuss it.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Great time at the recent Conner Prairie Arms Maker Workshop.

Just finished teaching a
Pennsylvania German Design Elements/Fraktur
workshop at Conner Prairie.

These are the Participants along with their finished pouches
in the 
"Recereating the Kentucky Rifle Hunting Pouch"class.
I also taught a workshop on
How to make a Hunting Pouch out of a boot as well.

Art decamp also taught Several Horn workshops.
This photos show the finished work  
from the horn and the Hunting Pouch class

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Art Imitating Life--Frontier Life

Ken and Ron at the Colonial Art Fair.  - COURTESY KEN SCOTT & RON VAIL

There is a wonderful article about Friday night's art show
that Ron Vail and I had The first friday in August. 
Check it out on BLUE SKY WINDOW.
(Me on the left, Ron on the right.)

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Mermaid Fraktur

Small painting of a Mermaid done in early fraktur style.
Ink, Watercolor & graphite on the inside of an old book cover.
I really like this one. 
Looks like it has been lovely cared for 
and handed down from generation to generation.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Mount Vernon

This one is done in ink & watercolor on laid paper. 
11 x 17". 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Naturalist Painting of a Great Blue Heron

And yet another one.
This naturalist painting of a great blue Heron
is done in ink, watercolor & graphite 
on the inside of a book cover antiqued to look old.
I really like how the graphite drawings and marginalia add to the piece.

Naturalist Painting of a Swallowtail Butterfly.

I really enjoy painting butterflies. 
This have such a wonder aesthetic about them.
This one is also done in ink, watercolor & graphite
 on the inside of a book cover antiqued to look old.

Turkey Hunter Fraktur

Another of my recent work. 
This one is done in ink,watercolor and graphite
on the inside of a book cover antiqued to look old.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

McAfee's Station

Here is a painting I just completed and delivered last week.
The customer is a decedent of the McAfee’s. 
Now it seems like his relatives want on too.
Last year before the CLA, I went down to McAfee just north of Harrodsburg

 and south of Lexington and did the research on where the station was. 

Got a good look at the lay of the land and took dozens of photos. 

Presently, on the site, there is a stone house that was built in 1790, 

just 5 years after the station was abandoned. 

I talked to the owners and will deliver them a print of this

 just before the upcoming CLA. 
It is ink and watercolor on laid paper.
11" x 17"

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Naturalist Study of a Painted Lady Butterfly

Here's another Naturalist study of a Painted Lady.
I did it in ink, watercolor & graphite 
on the inside of an antiqued book cover.
If you are interested in having me do one for you, contact me by email: