Thursday, May 5, 2016

Time to get back to work after a long layoff.

Here are some pictures I took at Oak Creak, AZ. This is such a relaxing place to be, I didn't want to come home. Plenty of wildlife, mostly birds and the fishing was great. Little smallmouth base kept me busy. Hope you enjoy the pics. Now I need to get to work.



Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Buster and Lily.

Here is a piece I just finished for a couple with two cute little dogs. I enjoyed doing this one as I got to spend some time with Buster and Lily. They are sweet little dogs and worthy of a portrait. Done with Prismacolor Pencils on Canson Paper. 9" x 12"

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Portrait of Branko.

Portrait of Branko done on Canson paper with Prismacolor pencils. 9"x12" It was nice to just sit back and draw a portrait. Been busy with other things so I needed this.



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Bald Eagle.

A teacher I once studied with told me to draw an eagle. It would be fun he said. Every artist should attempt at least one of these beautiful birds. Well it was a true test of patients to say the least but I managed to see myself through this ordeal. It is done with color pencils on Canson paper. Currently on display in a private collection.



Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Out West.

Here is my latest piece of work. It is mixed media using acrylics, charcoal and color pencils. 12" x 16" on watercolor paper. This skull hangs on one of the walls in the town of tombstone. Thought it would be a fun project and it was. Hope you enjoy. It is currently available if interest. Thanks for looking at my work.  Original as well as prints available.


Sunday, July 6, 2014

A dogs life

Hello everyone. Guess what? Yeap, I am at it again, LOL. This is our little dog Joey striking his favorite pose.  Anyways I did this drawing of him for my wife to put on her desk. Hope it puts a smile on your face. Prismacolor pencils on Canson paper. 5" x 7"  Ready to be framed.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Time Alone

Took some photographs a few weeks back at a local lake. Had a great day with beautiful weather and the ducks seemed more than happy to get their pic's taken. I did this little guy in acrylic paint. A first for me but not a last. I really like this medium a lot. I hope this brings a smile to your face. On display in private collection.  Prints available.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Leaving Home

Hello everyone. I was lucky enough to get a picture of this little guy alone one day and thought he would make a good drawing. Done with Prismacolor Pencils on Canson paper. 9" x 12"  This piece is in a privite collection but is available.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Mike

Hello everyone. Hope all is well. After a long layover I have finally got back to doing some work. Here is a drawing of Mike. This was done for a client that lost mike due to a sudden illness and wanted this portrait done in his memory. Prismacolor pencils on Canson paper.

Sunday, March 3, 2013


It's no wonder I do drawings of animals as much as I do. I am surrounded by them. Went out of town for a few days and came home to some often seen friends of mine. These Antelope were all over my front yard. Got a lot of really nice photo's as they are use to me poking around with my camera.   Enjoy.    Mac

Monday, January 28, 2013

Free Grazing Willis

I had a good day today. Got another cow portrait done. Caught this guy alone just grazing away. Thought he was going to eat the whole mountain side. Anyways here is another pastel. I hope it puts a smile on your face as well. Mac " Free Grazing Willis"

Saturday, January 26, 2013

A Mother's Love

  I posted a few pictures of cows awhile back that I had taken. A couple of the pictures really caught my attention such as the mother cow cleaning up her baby. This just had to be a perfect picture for a drawing. At the same time I have been playing with pastels. What a great medium it is. So with that said here it is, done with pastels on Canson pastel paper. May it put a smile on your face. This piece has been sold.

Friday, August 3, 2012


Out in the west we have lots of cows. We live on 64 acres and surrounded by cows. We kinda like it though as they just mind their own business and give us a bit of enjoyment as well. I was out and about a few days ago and finally caught this mother cow cleaning up he baby. It was pretty cute and because the mother cows protect their young I thought it best to get this picture while the getting was good. I got a few pictures before the herd circled round to protect the baby. Enjoy.  Mac

Friday, July 27, 2012

Cody

Hello to everyone viewing this post. Yes another dog portrait. Can't seem to stop drawing these little furry guys. I guess I could draw dogs all day long and not get bored. This one is an Aussie that belongs to a good friend of mine. They will always have something in remembrance of their beloved pet and I think that is important. Anyways, enjoy the portrait and thanks for dropping in.  Mac

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Joey

         Here is Joey. Yes he really smiles just like the portrait. When he runs his smile goes from ear to ear. Not sure he knows what a smile is but he sure has a good one. He is full of life and brings my wife and I much joy. He is a dog worthy of a portrait. Hope this puts a smile on everyone's face and finds you in good health. God Bless.  Mac   

8x10 color pencil titled Little Joey.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Slave to the Wagon

 While down in Old Tombstone this last fall I got the opportunity to ride a wagon, pulled by two gentle creatures. They were small draft horse. Stood some 16 hands with very large hooves. One of them was very friendly and I had the pleasure of spending a few moments with him, his head in my chest while I scratched his ears. As always I took a few dozen pictures of the horses as well as the wagon. If you have never been to Tombstone I recommend it. Getting back home with a hundred pictures or more I decided to draw a series of Tombstone using sepia pencils, much like charcoal and fun to work with. Here is one I did of the draft horses.  Enjoy, Mac  Presently hanging at the Prescott Trap and Skeet club. This original piece is for sale.   9"x12"

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Blue

Just finished this drawing for a client in Tenn. This is Blue. Cute little guy and fun to draw. I think the best part of drawing pet portraits is the reaction of the owners. I received an e-mail shorty after she received the portrait and the joy it brought her was a reward in it's self. Sometimes I sit and just think about what I am doing, were it will take me and what will be my next drawing. It's moments like this that reminds me of how lucky I am. Doing something that is enjoyable and putting smiles on peoples faces. Leaving something behind that says I was here and did this drawing.  Mac

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Well I did it. After waiting for my wife to get over the loss of her little dog a year and a half ago I finally did what I knew all along need to be done. I brought home this cute little dog to fill her life with joy. The kind of joy only a lively little guy like this can bring. He is two years old, a rescued dog with more energy than we both bargained for. His name is Joey. So now my wife and I are both pretty busy getting him settled in and use to his new home. Here he is, all 8 1/2 lbs of him. A real charmer for sure. Good day to all and thanks for stopping by.  Mac

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Willie

It is a beautiful day here in Prescott Valley, AZ. doesn't seem like winter and I am grateful for that. Up to now I have just been giving you some of my background so you will understand what I do and why I enjoy it so much. I have always been a dog lover. How any creature can show such a strong bond to man has special meanings to me. To be able to capture the spirit of the animals I draw gives me great satisfaction. I hope you will join me in this journey, share your work and thoughts as well. Some of the greatest rewards in life are free. Together we can search them out.  Mac

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Gunnie

Well I have shown my first portrait and just how bad I needed lessons in art. Thought it only fair to follow up on what I am currently doing these days. As I said in my first post, pencil drawing has become a passion for me. I just need to find more time. Time management is always a problem for new artist. It all comes down to making a commitment. I find it is easy to let personal matters disrupt the time I need for my art. That is the part of commitment I need to work on and ingrain into my life. Anyway, here is a portrait I did for a friend of mine. This is Gunnie, silver lab that just loves to hunt. He is a sweet dog and worthy of a portrait.  Hope it brings a smile to your face as it did mine.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Jake

How it all started.
 Back in April of 2011 I decided to draw a portrait of my wife's little dog, Jake. We had him for 13 years and his loss came pretty hard. I wanted to give my wife something that would be special, something that would show her that I too missed this little guy. So with a 2h pencil and a plain piece of  paper from my printer I set out on a mission. I had no clue what I was doing. I decided to use a grid so as to get his eyes and nose in their proper place. Not knowing anything about blending or using erasers I must say it was a challenge. Being determined to complete what I started out to do and a week worth of experiences I will never forget, I completed my first drawing. Although not my best work, I am very proud of it as it is why I am here today. Little Jake lives in my heart and is with me every time I pick up a pencil. I love what I do and drawing has become my passion.