The artist at work. Personalizing a leatherbound journal.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Noah's Ark

This painting is done in ink, watecolor and pencil. As usual, I painted it on the inside cover of an old book. I really enjoy using  old book cover for the art. It gives it a touch and patina that really adds an appearance of age of the finished work.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Vinegar Pie Recipe: A Favorite!!

A little unusual for an art blog...but, you've got to eat. This has been one of my favorite recipes for years. It has been called a "poor man's lemon pie". Tastes great. I found this in a newspaper in 1994. It originally appeared in the Huntington, Indiana, Newspaper in 1854.. Try it. The baking directions are not included, so just bake it as you would a regular custard pie. Check it often so that it doesn't burn. Let me know what you think of it.

Carolina Parrot Queet Fraktur

Carolina Parrot Queet
Ink, Watercolor and Pencil
Painted on the inside of an old book cover.
Approx. 9" x 11"

Turkey Hunter

Turkey Hunter
Ink, Watercolor and pencil.
Painted on the inside of an old book cover.
Approx. 9" x 12".

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Gift Certificates Available!

The perfect gift for any special occasion. No expiration date. In the continuing effort to address the needs of my customers, I am offering Gift Certificates. They are available in any dollar amount and are redeemable to purchase any item I make, whether it be a Hunting Pouch, Leatherbound Journal, one of my early American paintings, or a Record or Marriage or Record of Birth. Simply present your original Gift Certificate at the time of purchase. Email  me to order yours today!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Glory to God in the Highest!

For unto  you
Ink and Watercolor fraktur
Approx. 15" x 11"

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Scottish Thistle

Scottish Thistle
Ink, Watercolor & Pencil on an antiqued book cover.
Approx. 4" x 7"