Friday, January 8, 2016

Bye Bye Blogger

At one time Blogger was the place to be.  But that is no longer the case and has not been the case for some time.  The crickets are chirping here and tumbleweeds are blowing through the yard and down the road.  It is time for me to pack up and move on.

However you can still stay in touch with me at the following locations where the land is more fertile and white clouds float through a bright blue sky.  The breeze is warm and the birds are singing.

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Thanks so much to everyone who journeyed with me on this blog.  I very much appreciate it and hope that we can continue to travel together.

Peace be with you.


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

New Art Book - Traditional Magic

Here is a little follow up on my newly published art book.  If you are curious you can check this link. 

Also - I will have some in the new year that I can sign for you if you like.

Once again - Thanks for stopping by and Seasons Greetings.

Be safe.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

New Watercolour - Winter Solstice Pixie

A new seasonal pixie.  She's on a drifting flower top made buoyant by pure holiday magic.

Seasons Greetings.

Monday, December 7, 2015

New Watercolour - Air Cottage

A cloud gazing gnome atop his air cottage drifts over the fields of Gwelf.  The sail is used primarily for navigation as speed is not a factor with this mode of transportation.  There is no destination, only the journey.  On winter nights when witch activity picks up he tends to settle into thickets and hide on the land. In the spring and summer it is an endless floating daydream - so envious.

Thanks again for stopping by.

More soon.

Friday, November 13, 2015

New Watercolour - The Exorcist

A favourite topic of conversation in the pubs around Gwelf is the legendary and elusive exorcist, Nanny Furlong.  Here we see here on Cabbage Street in the suburb of Inverary standing in front of the site of a recent cleansing.  The offending poltergeist captured and trapped within her traveling case.  Her recent notoriety has caused her to use evasion spells and even those that know where she lives get lost and confused.

Just a quick reminder -  I will be heading to Burbank California in a few days for the CTNX animation convention, so if you are in the area please stop by and say hello.  November 20 - 22.

More soon.

Monday, November 2, 2015

New Art Book - CTN

I have a new art book coming out called Traditional Magic.  I and it will be at the CTNX animation show in Burbank California a few weeks from now.  I will be signing my book, doing a live painting demo and hanging around for a few days.  Please stop by and say hello if you are in the area.

A few sample pages.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

New Paint and Etsy Update

I have been doing series this year which I have been calling Woodland Nudes - Nymphs, Pixies, Faeries and Sprites.  I have just put some of them up on etsy for those interested parties oriented around whismy and foolishness.

Also - several new gouache sketches featuring mythic women on the move - running nymph, leaping faun and harvest sprite.

Thanks again for stopping by.

More soon.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Gwelf Travel Update - The Teasel Leaf Tavern

It has been a while since I have had a chance to visit Gwelf, distracted as I was by lesser responsibilities, but I have been able to find a bit of time on this blustery autumn weekend and so we shall proceed.

This time we are going to take a look at The Teasel Leaf Tavern.  It is a little off the beaten path, situated as it is out near the wild and woolly northern boundary.  However it has become a favourite destination for a small but loyal band of adventuring pear brandy enthusiasts.  A hearty group of characters undeterred by fear or distance.

As we all know October is the end of walking season in Gwelf due to the increased witch activity that comes with the colder weather. And yet every year, at about this time, there are those willing to take this risky excursion from the more civilized areas of Gwelf and arrive at the Teasel just as a new keg of brandy is tapped for the season.  For the true aficionados, a little danger only increases the pleasure of a new vintage.  What could be more thrilling than to sit snug and warm inside the tavern, sipping pear brandy as the sun goes down with the potential threat of a witch incursion at any moment?  This is what these sturdy yet discerning adventurers live for.

The nocturnal divide between October and November is widely considered to be the unofficial start of the witching season in Gwelf. And yet there are always a few over zealous covens wanting to get a head start on the proceedings and may begin their felonious activities even sooner.  This makes travel to the outer boundaries treacherous and inadvisable after the 15th.  One would hate to be kidnapped or vandalized just before Christmas.

As the year advances and autumn dissolves into winter, witch activity increases and becomes more dangerous. By February the residents of Gwelf will be hibernating in their little homes, candles lit, shutters closed, patiently waiting for spring.

One ray of sunlight in this dim story is the emergence of a new coven in the area seeking to balance the dark with the light.  The String Weavers are a small local coven of benevolent yet secretive witches who cast a healing influence over the neighbourhood of the Teasel and attempt to mitigate the shadow of the infernal winter covens.  This is not easy of course but they are committed and determined, thus making your chances of achieving a snifter of pear brandy on the outer reaches of Gwelf just a little bit better before the cold winds of November make it impossible.

As usual this travel update is simply a reminder to take care and be safe when trekking in Gwelf. Take nothing for granted and watch for the signs.  Good luck.

More soon.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Reading The Dead

New watercolour and gouache painting - Reading the Dead.  A woodland nymph meditates in the presence of a troll skull.

More soon.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Recent Sketchbook

Some recent pencil activity.  Faeries and sprites and a few other meadow dwellers - just for fun.

More soon, and thanks again for stopping by.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

The Wise Raven

New Watercolour.

The Wise Raven or Raven Witch is seen here in her natural habitat, the woods and fields around her home.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


A new watercolour in my ongoing series of woodland nudes and the pencil rough from which it sprang.

More soon.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Northern Wood Sprite

New painting.  This is mostly watercolour with some gouache to finish it off.

It looks like I will be going to CTN this year, so if you are in the LA area in November, please stop by.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

New Watercolour - Sprite in the Open

Another one from the Nymphs and Pixies series that I have been working on lately.

Thanks again for stopping by.   More soon.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

New Watercolour - Chai Pixie

I'm on a bit of a painting binge right now and while I have the time I am going to continue to make pictures.  This is Chai Pixie.  Still busy - more soon and thanks again for stopping by.