Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Noah song, Update #1

Here is Noah's ark song piece #1 finished. Very happy with it! Moving on!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

"De animals a comin"

These are a part of a series I am creating for a family in my church. They are base on a song about Noah's Ark...called "De Animals a Comin". Fun song! I am creating these with watercolor pencils. Next step once approved is to paint over them with water then add ink. I will post updates.

Friday, November 19, 2010


I have been pretty busy the past couple months and a little disappointed that I have not painted at all. Today I ran into Monique Straub's Artwork and it inspired me! She paints using soft pastels on sand paper. Her colors are brave and beautiful. The shapes and movements in her pieces truly bring the artwork to life. Check out her work! Hopefully I will actually get to see one of her pieces in person.


Monique Straub
Soft Pastel on Sand Paper

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Need to take a drive

Been a while since my last post, especially a post with a painting. With the season beginning to change, the corn fields golden, soybean fields red, and that cool breeze I am determined to take a nice drive out through the country this week for inspiration. Fall is upon us :)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Showing at the Sugar Creek Art Center

I will be showing again at the Sugar Creek Art Center in Thorntown, IN.

(artwork left not created by Joseph Cross)

Come check out some of my latest pieces. All of my artwork will be available for purchase. There will be food and drinks down stairs, deserts and drinks upstairs, and live music! Also showing alongside me are Gerald Thompson and Kathleen Norton. Come on out! I would love to see a lot of folks there!

The reception will be Friday, August the 13th, 6pm-9pm

My art work will be hanging August 5 - 28th, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Cows on the Horizon

Cows on the Horizon
4"x6" Pen and Ink

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sunset study with watercolor pencils #2

Another Sunset watercolor pencil study. I will update this as well once I put brush and water to it.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Sunset study with watercolor pencils

I decided to pull out my watercolor pencils again...been a while. The image you see hasn't been touched over with water and brush yet. I figured it might be nice to see the before and after. Next I will re-post the drawing after going over it with brush and water. Just a little study to see how the colors will react with each other...wondering if it might get muddy....we will see!

Monday, March 22, 2010

"The Day Gabe Climbed that Big-ol-Tree!"

"The Day Gabe Climbed that Big-ol-Tree!"
Ink 5x7

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

"Two Friends in Winter"

"Two Friends in Winter"
Pen and Ink
4" x 6"