rik-rat corn pile

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Commissioned Drawing.

"Alison's Pickle." 9 x 13, ink on paper, 2013. Commissioned drawing.
This drawing was defiantly a "pickle."  Talk about an interesting combination of idea.  This is the message I was sent.

how much would it cost for a commissioned painting of an owl made of pickles?
I'm serious on the content.

And I'm serious about giving the customer what they want.  Boom.  Pickle owl. 

Arrowhead hunting in Iowa. May, 2013.

I found this beautiful birdpoint on May 27th.  What a pretty little thing.  It's thin, the knapp marks are complicated, the flint is awesome and I'm a happy rock hunter.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

A Commissioned Drawing.

Hugo and Gidget. 11 X 14, ink pen on bristol, 2013.  Commissioned piece.

You wanna talk challenging?  Draw a black dog.  It's pretty Ruff.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

New Drawing! Loch Ness Monster, Anyone?

"Nessie" 9 X 12, pen and ink on bristol, 2013.  A commissioned piece for Melissa.

Monday, May 6, 2013

New Painting, 2013.

"untitled at the moment", 13 X 24, gouache on paper, 2013.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Brace Yourself.

Ugh.  It's May 3rd and South Central Iowa just got a three inch snow dump.  It was 80 two days ago and now we have snow.  Will wonders never cease?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Mutant Dandelion!

I was walking the dog through a field of dandelions and found this gigantic mutant amongst the others.  This dandelion has three flower heads!  Insane.  I likened it to a four leaf clover, a strange mutation but nothing too "out there".

When I got home I put the dandelion in the fridge and did some Google-investigations. I found out that the proper term for this kind of growth is "fasciation" or "cresting".  The growth is caused by a mutation in the meristematic cells, by insect or mite attack, or by chemical or mechanical damage (that sentence was stolen from this web address http://www.bloginfrance.com/2012/the-attack-of-the-mutant-dandelions/).