Sunday, September 18, 2011

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DAKOTA BEAR. His middle name is Bear... get it? ;) This was a Christmas commission. Charcoal on 11"x14" Bristol board. We went for "fierce". I feel good about it. Charcoal is great fun.
THE BIRD. This unassuming feathery friend of ours hangs on the wall in our Living Room. I needed something for our naked walls for our baby's blessing open house. Surprisingly, it only took a couple of hours to do and it was seriously, a blast painting it. This was probably the first time I'd painted something in such a painterly style. Can't say I hate it. While I love the rendered look- there's something to be said for two hours and a finished product. I will probably do "painterliness" again ;) Oil on canvas- 24"x36".
MISPLACED. I took a picture of this building while Steve and I were in S.F. a few years ago. I thought the building was so random and fun so I drew it. It went through a few different phases, but this is what it ended up looking like. Graphite with colored pencil on Canson paper. Comes to find out it's actually a saloon- still operating- I'm not certain.
EDDY THE PUG. This was a different fun lil' painting. My sister asked me to paint this for a friend of hers for Christmas. Hope she liked it. Is there anything cooler than a dog wearing a tie? really. This was done on an 11x14 gesso'd mason board with guoache and sharpie.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

family portrait

11x14 graphite on canson. This dear family had this portrait done as a gift/surprise by a close thoughtful! This portrait was a wonderful experience to create because the sentiment behind the image was so meaningful. If you'd like to find out the story behind it's meaning, check out the blog at

Sunday, April 26, 2009

new website

Thanks to my dear friend's husband, and a dear friend himself, Matt, I have a functional and beautiful website. Between this blog and the website, you should have all the information you could ever want about my art and services. Check it out at
8x10 graphite on paper. This is Steve's late Grandpa Jensen, who served in army during WWII. This photo was taken in France. I came across the reference photo as I was going through mine and Steve's old pictures last summer. I knew I couldn't pass up a classic photo rendering opporunity like this. I began a sketch, only to forget about it and come back to it a month ago. Here is the finished product.
11x14 oil on gesso'ed masonite. "Changed". Painted for Austin Shammy's "spiderman fights cancer", displayed during the Daybreak Art Walk. The photo I referenced for this picture was taken in Xcaret, Mexico, while on our honeymoon. Their was a butterfly farm at the zoo there. This was among many other butterflies, on an entire ceiling of stained glass.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

snakes and snails and puppy dog tails

Approx. 15 x 19 Canson paper. Graphite and Sepia Graphite.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Star Fish Face

Let no one be deceived, this beautiful picture was not done by me, but by my sister, Lacey, using photoshop. It's so rad. She's quite the crafty lady. This pic. was taken on Glass Beach when we were in Fort Bragg recently. I love the picture. This one's going up on the wall.

Friday, July 11, 2008

media experimentation

This is Jack when he was a little tot a couple of years ago. 9x11 Masonite board with guoache and a bit of charcoal. This one took about 45 plus hours to render... was so addicting though, I couldn't put the brush down. This was a photo rendering of a picture taken in Chester, England, from one of the buildings in the town centre. I love painting architecture :) 9x11 Masonite board, oils.
This is just a live drawing from my head drawing class. 18x24 Canson paper. Charcoal and white chalk.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

family portraits

9x17 blue Canson paper, charcoal pencil and white chalk.

Here are my lovely nephews, Jack and "baby owen". They are adorable. They found a bucket and naturally climbed inside to play when their daddy caught them with the camera.

Friday, June 13, 2008


Car Portrait Pricing


8x10 ..... $170
11x14 ..... $260
14x17 ..... $350
14x20 ..... $420
18x24 ..... $500

8x10 ..... $210
11x14 ..... $325
14x17 ..... $440
14x20 ..... $530
18x24 ..... $620

w/ decorative element

8x10 ..... $230
11x14 ..... $350
14x17 ..... $470
14x20 ..... $560
18x24 ..... $670
2 CARS w/ complete background

8x10 ..... $320
11x14 ..... $500
14x17 ..... $660
14x20 ..... $800
18x24 ..... $950

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The cobra and the mustang

18x24 Bristol Board, graphite pencil.

10 1/2 x 14 Bristol Board, graphite pencil.

Here's the most recent picture of Steve's uncle Howard's mustang. He and David (the owner of the cobra picture), Steve's other uncle will be taking their cars, these drawings, plus some my business cards down to a car convention this weekend to try to get some clients for me. Bless their sweet souls :)

Sunday, June 1, 2008

A little variety into the mix.

The next three figure drawings were done in my studio drawing class back at BYU-Idaho from a live figure model. I thought I'd add them to the site to give you a little more to look at :)

My husband and I. This picture showcases my incredible ability to edit things out of or into drawings. I got rid of the bump on my nose and my put on some nicer eyebrows!

Friday, May 30, 2008

My Recent Portraits

I saw the photo this portrait was drawn from in Hailey's scrapbook and had to draw it. It is such a beautiful and touching photo. This is my uncle Jared and his first daughter close to 9 years ago, I believe. A daddy and his baby girl. Doesn't get any more picture-esque than this. Mechanical pencil on 8 1/2 x 11 sketching paper.

This picture was made from a photo taken at our wedding reception. This cute little boy is our nephew, Brandon, (Steve and Lisa's youngest boy). I love the expression on his face as he is fascinated with whatever he is looking at through the window. He is a doll. Acrylic and Guoache on masonite board.

This is Ron's old car he had for about 25 years that his father restored. The car in back is the original and in front is the same car after it had been restored and remodeled. He made several improvements and unique changes that are visible, if you're looking :) This is Ron's pride and joy- he misses that old car :( Graphite pencils on 18x24 Bristol Board.