The Texas Wildlife Association Convention is coming up next week at the JW Marriott Hill Country. I will be showing my hand painted skulls. Longhorns, steers, goats, bobcats, coyotes. Please come by and see me!!! Bring your own trophy skull and I can customize it to fit your space.
The Robert Taylor acoustic guitar is complete and it is simply stunning. See more views on my Facebook and Instagram pages. Thank you Glen! As always your work is impeccable.
This midnight beauty is heading to the La Posada de Santa Fe Resort in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The horns are small but the design is intricate and utilizes every inch of space. I typically gravitate towards warm colors – reds and oranges make me sooooo happy – but I have to admit I love the colors of this skull. The midnight blues and eggplant purples are muted but still intense and robust.
This is my first Robert Taylor acoustic guitar. It was such a delight to paint. The Stratocaster guitars – which is what I usually paint for GZ Guitars – are very curvy with soft edges but the acoustic was a nice change with its flat surface and larger paintable surfaces. I envisioned a deep deep blue for the background… a blue that would juxtapose the vivid yellows, pinks and purple jewel tones of the foreground. It now heads to GZ Guitars in Florida for the build out. I can’t wait to see the finished instrument!
Yes, it has been awhile … where do I start? I’m now showing a couple of pieces at the Blue Hour Gallery in Cambria, California! I will be showing in Georgetown, Texas in the spring. I’m returning with my skulls to the annual Texas Wildlife Convention in San Antonio next July. I have worked a handful of skull commissions and absolutely love to see what my clients bring me – javelinas, angora goats, etc. I have completed the first of a new rose skull series. I decided to approach the skulls differently … taking my flowers from my paintings and placing them on the skulls rather than using a decorative approach. The skulls allow me to give a macro view of the flowers and the 3 dimensional “canvas” makes the roses touchable. I finished the red rose on the steer skull and am now looking at a deer skull trying to decide what colors to use. Stay tune for more rose skulls!
This is my first custom guitar for GZ Guitars!!!! Stay tuned for images of the finished instrument or check out their website: www.gzguitars.com. I’m feeling blessed to have this opportunity to work with such an innovative and creative company. You can also see detailed images for this piece on my facebook page.
So, I have one more skull to finish after this and I will be DONE!!!! I will have a total of 22 skulls to exhibit at the Texas Wildlife Association Convention in July. I don’t know what I’m going to do with myself with nothing to paint … hmmm maybe I will try to finish one more smaller skull. If you want to see more views of these skulls (side views, closeups, etc) take a look at my Facebook page. You can also follow me on Instagram.
Anyone interested in purchasing my skulls, just send me an email or text. I can forward an inventory/price list with images.
After the July exhibit you will start to see my hand painted guitars. I will be painting for a custom guitar company based in Dallas, Texas come late July. More information to come …
Orange is the theme on this new hand painted bull skull!!!! Every year I change my mind on my “favorite color”. Last year it was red … this year it’s orange. See more images of this skull on my Facebook and Instagram pages.
I have 2 more newly painted bull skulls for the upcoming Texas Wildlife Association’s annual convention. I did not hold back on the colors on this particular skull. I wanted it to be so bright and so fun!!!! You can see more images on my Facebook and Instagram pages.
I have been working on nothing but my animal skulls in preparation for the upcoming annual convention with the Texas Wildlife Association. It will be held at the J. W. Marriott Hill Country Resort on July 11-12. I’m aiming to have a minimum of 20 various skulls. Coyote, bobcat, longhorn, deer …