Category Archive: Art

Handmade Christmas Cards

It’s that time of year again!  When I start to draw my own Christmas cards, because I’m too cheap to buy a box of Hallmarks. First batch is on toned tan paper.  Enjoy!… Continue reading

The Kew Gardener Fake Magazine Cover Project

I wanted to do a couple of fun covers of a fake magazine called The Kew Gardener just to practice illustrating with Tombow Markers.  But what turned out to be a couple covers… Continue reading

Cafe Life – The Night is Young – 16×40 on Acrylic Painting (Diptych)

Everyone has a story! That’s the concept of this painting, each character in this painting has a story. I’ve broken down each side so you can see them close up, just below the… Continue reading

The Musician’s Life – A Drawing a Day for 30 Days (At Least 1 a Day)

It’s my second batch of 30 days a drawing.  At least one a day. This time I ended up with 32 sketches.   I focused more on the musician’s creative process and lifestyle. Enjoy!… Continue reading

One a Day for 30 Days Concert Drawing Greeting Cards

I challenged myself mid January to do a drawing a day for 30 days.  So I had some mixed media cards and decided to dig into my hard drive of concert photos and… Continue reading

The Painted Celebrity Head Shots

Celebrity head shots redone as paintings from photos I took of these fancy people at events in the early 2000s. I tried to pick quirky, fun shots instead of serious, glamorous poses.  Apologies… Continue reading

Ma Maison – 8X10 Acrylic on Canvas Panels

Bienvenue!  Here’s my latest project of my home done on 8×10 canvas panels.  I really enjoyed doing these paintings as they were smaller and faster to complete.  I also really enjoyed focusing in… Continue reading

Paris – Summer 2016 Collection

Finished paintings from this Summer of Paris.  The collection is available for purchase as a single painting or get the whole collection of five.  Contact me at: info@tearntan.com for price inquiry. 2016 ©… Continue reading

In Antecessum (The Anticipation) – 16X20 Acrylic on Canvas (AND The Hand Collection Spring/Summer 2016)

Here’s the final piece of my hand project.  In Antecessum (The Anticipation) shows thumbs twiddling with a small chain watch on the side symbolizing the wait that we all have experienced.  It’s up… Continue reading

Ad ubi? (Where to?) Just Get Me to the Other Side – 16X20 Acrylic on Canvas

My next piece completed last week.  A pair of hands try to help another set of hands get over a wall to freedom.  Trump approved?  Most likely not.  It’s not necessarily that “wall”… Continue reading

Omnis (All)16X20 Acrylic on Canvas

When I first completed this piece in April I wasn’t very keen on it.  I’m not sure why.  I wasn’t even planning on doing a blog post about it.  But today I took… Continue reading

Ironia (A Cozy Morning in Aleppo) 16X20 Acrylic on Canvas

When I first started this painting the idea was to have a hand holding a cup with a latte and some pretty heart shaped latte art on it.  It was a dedication to… Continue reading

Arles – Spring 2016 Collection

My Arles Spring 2016 Painting collection now available for purchase.  Arles is a beautiful city in the South of France along the Rhone River with a wonderful history, beautifully captured by Van Gogh… Continue reading

Paris – Spring 2016 Collection

A few paintings I did while in Paris.  It’s nice to feel productive when you’re on vacation.  I have very little experience doing scenics and scenes. The only one I recall doing was… Continue reading

Suscipio (Up) 16X20 Acrylic on Canvas

Finished this week, a painting of two hands/arms holding on to each other for help.  Suscipio is Latin, and means up – take up, lift up, receive. I wanted to create a piece… Continue reading

The ‘It’s Anthony Michael Hall!’ Project, Acrylic on Mixed Media

Here’s an acrylic painting on mixed media paper I just completed.  It’s a portrait of Anthony Michael Hall.  This was taken from a photograph I shot of him in 2004 at an event.… Continue reading

Close-up of a Woman’s Face, Acrylic, 18 January 2016

The one thing that comes in handy with being a photographer, is that I get to pull from my library of photos and practice painting the photos.  Here’s a re-creation of a portrait… Continue reading

The LOVE Project in Sign Language, 15 November 2015

So I’ve been practicing drawing the hands and decided to do a project on spelling the word Love.  The L, O, and V are easily recognizable, so I figure by the time you… Continue reading

ROYGBIV – Roy Orbison in Acrylic, 9 Nov 2015

A visual pun created with a portrait of Roy Orbison.  ROYGBIV.  I was thinking of putting his name above his head with each letters being different colors, but thought it worked best keeping… Continue reading