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

Happy Turtle

Here is my newest artwork, a digital drawing of a hawksbill sea turtle.  It is far different from some of my other animal pictures in my animal series, and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.  I had fun with it too.  If you’re interested in seeing the drawing process, I posted a video here on my blog.

Prints of this artwork are available here

happy-turtle - artwork by Angela Murdock

 

 

Memory: A Female Portrait

Have you ever realized that your visual memory of someone has started to fade.  No longer are the mind’s images vivid and detailed, but instead they are more like ghosts in your mind fading in and out.  Sometimes it doesn’t take a whole lot to bring back those more vivid memories of someone; maybe a smell, photo or sound does the trick.  But, there are some images in my mind that just seem to be fading away.  It’s not always a bad thing, I guess.  But, sometimes I wish I could remember every little detail of their face.

Prints available here

memory: a female portrait - art by Angela Murdock