This is for my big brother, Albert, as he is recovering from a kidney transplant operation. This is a caricature of his dog, A.J. So listen to A.J. and get well soon!
This art was a simple pencil sketch of A.J.’s face and a very vague, unfinished outline of his body. I then scanned it into Photoshop and painted it.
Ever since I started my new job, I have had to drive many miles to work. As a consequence of this new arrangement, I see more scenery than usual. Lately, the colors on the trees have been teasing me with their vibrant and, let’s face it, rather seductive colors. I felt compelled to record the splashery of color. This is truly one of God’s gifts to humanity.
At first, I had a certain fervor. It drove me to get out a sheet of the big paper and my watercolor paints. I had to record this. To imitate this. To paint this. The watercolor proved to be difficult and sloppy. Should I use color pencil? No. This is a job for Photoshop painting. The ability to cover one color with another proved to be priceless.