All posts by Skylar


About Skylar

When I was 13, I was given a paint-by-number for xmas. This was a new thing, and I found I liked painting - but the numbered "squares" were too tedious. I turned it over, painted a scene I was looking at, and have painted ever since. I studied in Europe as well as Hawaii, New Mexico, & California. For many years, I had my own Graphic Art business, where I did everything from designing & lay-out to Art Directing publications & newspapers. I moved to Houston in the early 90's to "Semi-retire". Well, that didn't work out at first, and I found myself doing Murals and Commissioned paintings in high-end homes for several years. Now I really am retired, and paint just what I like (Except for commissions, which I still like to do). Among those who have collected my work: L.A. Times Corp., Beverly Hills Post Group,Dolly Parton, Dionne Warwick, Sarah Vaughn, Carmen McRae, Robert S. Woods, Bank of America, Calif., Northgate Forest CC,Houston, The Gulbergs, Houston, Dr.Robt.Bell, Houston, My Web Site - .  E_M add is , or, , or


A Still Life done from various refs. Digitally painted using ArtRage4. Oils. Orig size 3600×2700 pxls at 300 ppi resolution.    

Camel Butte landscape

This is a commissioned piece. Part of a series – Icons of The Southwest. From references. Digitally painted using ArtRage4. Oils. Realism. Orig size appx 7200×9000 pxls at 300 ppi resolution. Finished image printed on canvas, 24×30" unframed.    

Child of Pottery

Composed from 2 refs. This layout breaks so many rules, but I think it works. Digitally painted in oils. ArtRage4. Appx 3600×2700 pxls (9×12) at 300 ppi resolution.

Listen To 'm Purr

This combo painting (Chevy, Cat, Cabin Window) took several days to complete. (Not sure if it was the Holidays, or this awful cold.) Lots of detail on a car to get it to look right. Digitally painted. (ArtRage4) Orig size appx 3600x 2000 pxls at 300 ppi res. 5 layers, merged.

Wolf Falls III

Managed to do some pieces over the holiday. My fave animal to paint- the wolf. Digitally painted in style of Oils on Canvas. Orig. size 3600×2800 pxls at 300 ppi res (12×9). ArtRage4 software.

Home Game

Inspiredby too much Football, I think. Digitally painted in style of Oils on Canvas.  Two layers, merged. Orig size 3600×2800 pxls at 300 ppi resolution (appx 12×9") ArtRage software, Hanvon tablet.

Waiting For The Morning Hunt

I started with the idea of a dog on a rock. Then I decided he needed a focus. Ergo, the morning light.  Digitally Impressionism painted in oils on canvas. 3 layers, merged. ArtRage software. Wacom tablet.  Orig size 3600×3000 pxls at 300 ppi resolution.