Monday, December 19, 2011

Wolf in the Moon SOLD

As we near winter solstice, I've been quite inspired by night scenes here in our little capital town.  This is also a vis dev piece for Klondike,  but with a Juneau twist.  While creating this, I couldn't help but wonder what impact reopening the AJ mine would have.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Klondike Buildings

I found these in an old sketchbook, and finally was inspired to give them some color.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Mae performs the Fire Dance at the Monte Carlo

I re-did this scene from almost 2 years ago.  Soapy seethes with jealousy when Mae leaves him for Swiftwater to dance at the Monte Carlo.  He pretty much goes mental at this point in the story.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Klondike Kate's Fire Dance Studies

Historically, it was Klondike Kate who performed the Fire Dance, but for the sake of my story, I may switch it to my heroine, Mae Field.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Mamma Grizzley

I did these signs earlier this spring for a Sarah Palin inspired sandwich shop here in Juneau.  The bear was printed onto their aprons.  Hey, whatever sells for the tourists.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Orca drowns men on Lake Bennett Colored

I'm not sure if I'm completely finished with this one yet, but I'm going to let it sit for awhile to see if I still need to make adjustments to it.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Wolf Fixed

I'm still not completely satisfied with Wolf's human design.  He's a much darker character than my other Tlingit spirits.  I love the hat and staff, but am still struggling to make him more "wolf-like."

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Eagle Chief Fixed

Back in November, I was inspired by a Tlingit Chief's Dance that involved this traditional headdress.  For the dance, the hat is stuffed with eagle feathers so they fly out as he dances around.  This naturally fixed my dilemma of having him too closely dressed like Wolf.  I also broadened his shoulders, making him much more "eagle-like."

Friday, March 11, 2011

The Importance of Being Earnest

Earlier this week I facilitated a workshop with the help of Perseverance Theater. The actresses are from their current production, "The Importance of Being Earnest." I took this opportunity to do some studies for my characters Madam Burnet and Klondike Kate from "A Klondike Tale." (Sorry Patricia, I had to make you meaner.)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Orca drowns men on Lake Bennett

This is the current piece I'm working on for A Klondike Tale. I'm about 1/2 way done with the rendering of it, so hopefully I'll have that posted soon as well.

In a last ditch effort to stop the Klondikers from continuing on to the mine fields that are rapidly destroying the land, he disguises himself as one of their boats that cross the lake, which is the headwaters to the Yukon River. Time is of the essence for the men because winter is setting in, and the waters are beginning to freeze up. As they're crossing, Orca transforms himself back into a whale, drowning the men.

Sunday, February 27, 2011


These are just a few sketches from my sketchbook recently. They were all done in either 5 or 10 min.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Baby Announcement

I painted this for a card we'll mail out soon to announce our new baby boy.