Wednesday, January 15, 2014


I've been busy working on promoting Heart Shine Studios, which means big things in the upcoming year as long as I don't chicken out.  It is overwhelming knowing the possibilities, but I'm thankful for each new day and the sunshine it brings.

"Mr. Sunshine"
8x8 Watercolor and Ink

Friday, January 10, 2014

Hand Lettering and the Cold

I've contracted a cold, and here in NC it is cold and wet out so I have been spending my day drinking plenty of fluids, watching reruns of "Parks and Recreation", and of course getting my make on.  I had this sketch in my sketchbook for a while so I finally inked it and gave it some color.
"High Seas"
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Ink and Watercolor
$20 (SOLD)

Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Details

"Catch of the Day"
14x17 Ink and Watercolor

I apologize for the poor quality of the photo, but this is too big to scan.

Materials used:
Bristol paper
0.7 Sakura Lead Pencil
Copic multiliners
Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus Watercolor (11H Carbon Black)

Friday, January 3, 2014


"Treading the Dawn" 
10x15 Watercolor 
$30 (SOLD)

"Rise and Shine"
10x15 Watercolor

Materials Used:
Watercolor Paper
0.7 Sakura Lead Pencil
Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens
Gold Metallic Pen
Koi Watercolors

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Let's Brave the Ocean

I have not made a New Year's resolution for myself in many years, mostly because I know myself and I know that I won't bother about a month in.  But I decided this year I should attempt to take myself and my art seriously, because if I don't who will?  So I tried to keep my goals simple and honest:

Anyone have any suggestions on where I should show my art in the triad?

New art for the new year!


My first piece of art for the new year.  A watercolor piece called "Smooth Sailing" measuring at 18x22.  The quote is "A smooth sea never made for a skillful sailor" words to live by when the tides get rough. So be on the look out for upcoming shows and the much anticipated Etsy shop.  Happy New Year everyone and may we all be salty sea dogs in the years to come.

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