Arctic Fox Portrait

This is my newest artwork, an animal portrait of an Arctic Fox.  I have plans to eventually paint big scenes and landscapes with animals, but for now I just love painting portraits, both human and animal.  This little fox was so adorable, how could I not paint him!  I don’t think I’ll ever grow tired of portraits.  I also made a video of me doing this digital painting, so I’ll post that later for those interested in watching the process.

Prints are available here.

Arctic Fox Portrait: Art by Angela Murdock

Shy Clown

It has been a while since I’ve posted one of my artworks, and this one may seem a bit familiar to anyone that has watched this blog over the year.  This is a digital painting portrait where I’ve recently added some updates.  I also have the black and white version without the clown make-up and hair ribbon.

This portrait was actually a redo of a painting I did about 8 years ago.  Sometimes I enjoy going back to old pictures and ideas and completely redoing them to see if I’m able to improve them.  I made a video showing the old version in comparison to this new one, and I’ll make sure to add that to a blog post later today.

Prints available here.

Shy Clown: Artwork by Angela Murdock

Artwork – Cardinal on Branch

Here is a recent digital painting of a cardinal on a branch.  It was done in a more painterly style, and I’ll add it to my collection of animal pictures.

Prints here,

cardinal on branch artwork by Angela Murdock

 

500 Images!

I recently uploaded our 500th image at Murdock’s Gallery! And, I’m not stopping at 500!  We definitely plan to add a lot more over the year.  You can expect to see more photographs, personal artworks, illustrations and videos.

What to expect this year, well for those interested, I plan to continue my animal series, and it will ultimately turn into far more than just a series.  I have enough animal and wildlife illustrations planned to eventually make a separate portfolio page just for these images. It is something I really enjoy drawing/painting at the moment, and I’m fully embracing it.

I’m also working as an illustrator for an author who has a year long project planned.  At the moment I’m not sure exactly what I can say, but as I get permission, I’ll see if I can eventually share some of the sketches and finished work.  Stay tuned for more info about that in the summer.

Along with my animal/wildlife series, I’d also like to begin working more heavily on illustrations for my own personal story that I began writing during Nanowrimo last November.

And last but not least, I definitely plan to continue photography, but I’m also planning to do some videos of my photograph adventures.

Hopefully by the end of the year I’ll be posting another message saying I’ve reached 750.

Hiding Behind Masks

I finished my digital painting, and I’m pretty happy with it.  I’ve been drawing clowns for a while now.  They appeal to me mostly because of their awkwardness, and maybe I relate to that.  For me it isn’t just a picture of a clown, but of a woman maybe feeling awkward, shy or guarded that feels she needs to hide her true self (in this case using make up and a mask).  I think that is kind of what most of my clown pictures represent; a broken person hiding behind masks, or trying to get attention in the wrong ways, or feeling very vulnerable and awkward not really sure how to fit in, or maybe just a goofy person.  Maybe they are all little pieces of me.  How many masks do you hide behind?

Prints available here

Hiding Behind Masks Portrait Art by Angela Murdock

Boss The Bulldog

This guy was a pet portrait commission that I did for someone.  I used acrylic paints, which was a bit of a change for me because lately I have mostly worked in digital art.  It was a lot of fun, and the owner was pleased with her painting.

This dog named Boss apparently helped save his owner.  The husband had a stroke, and the dog alerted the wife.  So, I felt honored to paint such a special dog.

For those of you interested in pet portrait commissions, take a look at my commission page for more information, https://angelamurdock.wordpress.com/commissions/

boss pet portrait painting by angela murdock