The artist at work. Personalizing a leatherbound journal.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Naturalist drawing of a Brown Thrasher

Brown Thrasher
This naturalist drawing was made for
Leslie Martin Conwell
who commissioned it as
 a Christmas gift for her husband Rick.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Mermaid Merit Fraktur

Watercolor and Ink on the inside of an antiqued book cover

Blue Floral Fraktur

This ink and watercolor fraktur is done in the style
 that the Pennsylvania Germans were known for in the early 1800s.
 The painting has been done on the inside of a book cover antiqued to look old.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Jacob Strickler Fraktur

Jacob Strickler's earliest known work

Jacob Strickler
Jacob Strickler was a fraktur artist who lived in a primarily
Mennonite settlement known as Massanutten in Shenandoah County,
Virginia, now know as Page County.
Jacob Strickler is thought to have been a schoolmaster and
Mennonnite preacher. Approximately one dozen fraktur documents
are signed or attributed to him, these include birth certificates
and writing samples called vorschriften.
His earliest know work is a vorschrift inscribed
“Jacob Strickler living in Shenandoah County, Virginia, March 17, 1787.
Strickler’s most famouse fractures are
elaborately decorated floral compositions.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Whale. The Largest of Fish.

This whale painting is done on antique ledger paper.
Ink and watercolor on antique ledger paper.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Naturalist Drawing of a Painted Lady Butterfly

Cropped image of my new painting "Painted Lady".
 This butterfly is native to Indiana. 
Watercolor and india ink 
on the inside of an antiqued book cover.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

18th C. Naturalist Drawing of a Butterfly

Here is one of my latest. 
An ink and watercolor painting
done in the style of an 18th century naturalist.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Three Horsemen Fraktur

Here is a fraktur painting of three horsemen
traveling thru the wilderness. 
Painted on an old book cover. 
Ink and Watercolour.

Monday, April 1, 2013

No King But Jesus Fraktur

The Empty Tomb
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone has been removed from the entrance. So she cam running to Simon Peter and he other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don't know where they have put him!"

So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first, He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. Then Simon Peter came along behind them and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus' head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen. Finally, the other disciple who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus has to rise from the dead.) John 20: 1-9

Monday, February 25, 2013

LIBERTY Eagle fraktur painting

This LIBERTY Eagle has been painted on an old ledger page, 
showing transactions from a time long past. 
Ink & watercolor. 8"x10".

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Liberty Fraktur Painting

Fraktur painting done in Ink and Watercolor
on the inside of an old book cover.

Follow No Man...Fraktur painting

Follow No Man any further that he follows The Word of God
Fraktur Painting on the Inside of an Old Book Cover.
Ink & watercolor.

The Duel. Fraktur painting by Ken Scott

This painting, on the inside of an old book cover, depicts the duel between the Vice president of the United states, Aaron Burr and the former Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton on the morning of July 11, 1804.  Burr shot and  wounded Hamilton, who died the next day.
Ink and watercolor.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Fraktur Painting

This fraktur painting depicts the event that occurred on February 14th, 1774 in a wooded glen on the edge of the American frontier.

That night, The family of Jacob and Hannah Barnes was killed and their cabin burned during an attack by marauding Indians.

Jacob & Hannah are drawn as they were placed in their coffins by neighbors. The infant, Sarah is shown in the arms of her mother, Hannah, and in the same coffin. Rachel, the older sister, and her two brothers, Thomas & Isaac Isaac are in the smaller coffins shown nearby. Angels are trumpeting their heavenly assent.

Near the large blue  crescent moon, Jacob is shown firing his weapon at the intruders. On the right panel the attackers are shown firing on the settlers as the cabin goes up in flames. 

The painting also includes the following eulogy placed within the  death’s head angle mortise:

Here lies interrd the bodies of
Jacob Barnes Likewise his Beloved
Wife, Hannah. 4 Children. Sarah, the
infant. Daughter Rachel Along with
two Sons Thomas & Isaac.
All departed life February 14th, 1774.
Under this Stone confind doth lie
the Subjects of Death’s tyranny. The
father & Mother who in this close
tomb – sleep with the offspring of their 
loins. Whereby we See deaths cruelty in
Cutting both fruit & tree.Yet, all this
Malice will prove Vain for tree and
fruit Shall Spring again.

This painting is for sale. 
Please contact the artist for pricing:

Friday, January 18, 2013

Angel Fraktur

Angel Fraktur

Ink & Watercolor
Done on the inside of an old book cover, 
antiqued to look even older.
Sixe: Approx. 6.5" x 4".

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Standing Army Fraktur

Here is a new unlimited edition fraktur print of a Noah Webster
quote that I just completed.
$6 shipping.
Contact me:
to order.