Monday, March 23, 2009

The Selkie

There is a tale about a lovely seal that shed her skin as she came upon the shore. She transformed into a beautiful woman and became a delight to the eyes of fishermen in those parts. One day a man took her seal skin as she was bathing in the shallow waters and she soon became the wife of the lonely fisherman. She spent her days as a good and loyal companion to the man until one day she found her skin and she returned to the sea as seal once again.

For this was her destiny, to fill the heart of a lonely man with love and service until she was called back to the sea.

This original was created using watercolors on Arches 140lb cold press paper. It measures 5 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Peter Pan and Tinkerbell

I had another wonderful day in the studio again. I'm working on some new larger works, but in the mean time I did another drawing. I really like the way this one turned out. It is called "Peter Pan & Tinkerbell".

Peter discovers his friend of destiny. The journey that they would share would be truly magical.

This original was made with graphite on mat board and measures 5x7 inches. The original is available HERE.

That's all for now. It was a Spring like day today. It sure feels good to feel the warmth of the sun.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Aiken the faun.

This is a drawing that I did today of a faun. His name is Aiken and he continues to play his pipes. He has seen a lot in his time but he finds joy in the music....can you hear him playing?

This original was created using graphite on mat board and measures 5x7 inches. It is available HERE for purchase in case you are interested.

God Bless,


Friday, March 13, 2009

NEW Baby Brownie available on Ebay!

Hello Everyone!

I just put a new "Baby Brownie" ACEO up for auction on Ebay. It is a cute little painting and I hope you like it. If you are interested in this little original you can find it HERE. The opening bid is $24.95. Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Gift

It was not the gift of the gold coin that touched the leprechaun's heart but the symbol that was engraved upon it. The fairy spoke of its meaning and all of his days of luck and gold no longer had any meaning to him, it was the fairy's gift that filled this leprechaun's heart with joy.

This original was painting using watercolor on Arches hot press paper. It measures 4x6 inches. Prints of it are available here.

I had another good day in the studio and I'm looking forward to getting started on a new painting tomorrow. That's all for now. Have a great day!

Monday, March 9, 2009

A nice weekend and more originals!

I had a show this past weekend and it was great to be out there showing my work again. I wanted to thank all those who came out and for all your kind words about my paintings. It is inspiring and I am truly blessed to be doing what I'm doing. I'm looking forward to the rest of the art shows this year.

Today, I created some more small originals, aka "Baby Brownies". The one pictured below is one of my favorite, it is titled, "Protector". The other "Baby Brownie" originals are available here.

The weather was beautiful once again today and I can feel the Spring just around the corner....I can't wait!

Talk to you soon, James

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Baby Brownies are back!

This morning I created a little painting in the early hours. I call these little paintings, "Baby Brownies" and they are so much to do. Knowing that I only had a little time in the studio today I decided to start doing them again. They are also known as ACEOs. There is more information about these paintings on here. This little Bunny original is available for $35. I hope you like it.

That is all for today. Have a special and inspiring day.


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Winter Refuge

Seeking refuge were the four fae. Their home destroyed by the season's last storm. To the loving owl they flew where they found shelter in his warm feathers.

This original watercolor measures 8x10 inches. I had started this painting before Christmas and I spent the last two days finishing it up. I really like the way that it turned out. Since the snow is still here, I can't help but continue to paint snowy scenes. God Bless.

Monday, March 2, 2009


Irene was lost, not a friend in sight. The night was setting in and the little humble faery perched upon an iris. She prayed for help and called out, "Show me the way I am meant to go!".A faint voice rustled in the wind or no, was it a voice inside her heart. The voice said, "My yoke is easy and my burden is light". At that moment she feared no more and she knew just who it was who spoke to her.

Irene was no longer alone and she was led by the Light that was in her heart.

This was my painting for today, I hope you like it. It measures 6x6 inches and was painted using indigo blue, gesso and graphite.