See in-progress art work. If you are interested in any of our work or would like to commission a project in flat art or sculpture, please give us a call or email us.
Most commissions are priced in the range of $2 - $3 per square inch . Basic backgrounds will be on the lower end of the price spectrum and natural or more complex backgrounds will range higher. Commissions can take months to complete depending on our backlog, not only of commissions but alos of our Taxidermy work and our Student load.
None of the paintings here are client commissions. They are all personal work and have therefore taken a backseat over the last 6 years as we have grown our business. We are now to a point that we can take some time to relax a little and to further explore our passion for art...so you will begin to see these paintings in their completed state soon. We not only do wildlife in portrait style but also with landscape backgrounds. We do pets and we also do some abstract. We can even do people...a family member or another important person in your life. Most of our paintings are in Oil, but we occasionally employ acrylic and watercolor. Most of the paintings I sold in the 90s were watercolor and Miss Valerie tends to spend a lot of time with that medium.
Work in progress includes a series of acrylic and oil portrait style paintings of some of the biggest Boone & Crockett Whitetails on record.
The Hole-in-the-Horn Buck
Lion - Follow the progress of my current work.
Oil on canvas 16 x 20
Lab - Current work...19 August 2020 - Blocking in base colors and shadows.
21 August - Establishing hair flow.
Oil on canvas 11 x 14
Cheetah - Follow the progress of my current work.
Oil on canvas 16 x 20
Sunday 2 August 2020
Monday 3 August 2020
Wednesday 5 August 2020
Thursday 6 August 2020
This is my underpainting of the most beautiful Marine Mammal in the waters of the Gulf Coast. I did this about 6 years ago and I think it is time to start putting in some details and finish it up! I enjoy underwater scenes but they are a challenge.
Oil on Canvas 16 x 20
Macaw and Bald Eagle
Some recent Bird Work...roughed in and ready for details.
Oil on Canvas 16 x 20 (Macaw) and 8 x 10 (Eagle)
The Jordan Buck
This is my sketch of the Jordan Buck to be painted in Oil.
This is another work-in-progress that was not completed from a start abourt 4 years ago. Oil on canvas.
The Hansen Buck
Charcoal Sketch on canvas awaiting paint in oils.
The Beck Buck
In Progress...Charcoal sketch to be painted in acrylic and highlighted in oils. - 16 x 20
Updated progress 1 January 2020 - Not completed as of August 2020.
One of many sketches awaiting painting. (Now in-progress)
My Grandson Nathan
Another unfinished underpainting we call...in-progress work
Stalking (Oil Abstract)
Some of my favorite Abstracts done by Miss Valerie. The top is my absolute favorite...it is interpretive abstract and you do not have to look hard to see the Mahi. This is not Gyotaku...no fish was killed in the making of this painting :). This is a heavy texture technique employed with oils and she nailed it.
Oil on canvas.