Phases of Amy and Owen’s Portrait

After making a composite of a few adorable photographs, and after a few practice pencil sketches, I create the initial drawing with watercolor pencil on a block of Aches Hot Press French watercolor paper.
Next, I use a wet brush and some additional watercolor paint as I begin to wash over Amy’s features.
Then I focus on Owen.
And finally I go back with a darker wash to intensify certain areas, like their beautiful eyes, trying not to overwork the expressive strokes I created initially.


Little Eddie nibbled on his portrait

Eddie, my Australian Shepherd puppy, has fine taste and only nibbles on my most expensive blocks of French watercolor paper. Ugh.

Gerri (teacher)

Ezra Academy Graphic Design: Final Collages

To see more work from my talented students, click on the Ezra Academy link.


Ezra Academy Graphic Design Class: Merchandise!

To see more work from my talented students, click on the Ezra Academy link.


Ezra Graphic Design: Mini Posters



This is Ziggy and he’s a giant, fluffy bear/dog. Watercolor on Arches Cold Pressed fine paper. To see more animal portraits, visit the illustration page. Here are a few thumbnail practice sketches and some in-progress images.



Meg and Will

Two new watercolor portraits of some bonafide cuties, Meg and Will! Each painting is on 12″ x 16″ cold-pressed Arches fine watercolor paper. Go to the illustration page to see more portraits!

Merry Christmas!


Christmas Elk

Some little watercolors for my brother-in-law, the great outdoorsman. Last year he shared a special elk hunting trip to Oregon with his son, my nephew Chip, also a great outdoorsman and miraculous brain cancer survivor. For more information/inspiration, check out Chip’s Nation Pediatric Cancer Foundation


Pet Portraits too!

Holiday special on pet portraits, because they’re part of the family too! Email a few images of your furry friend, and I will try to capture his or her unique personality in a custom illustration. Pencil, watercolor, ink or charcoal, varying sizes.

Go to the illustration page to see more portraits!

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