Self Portrait

August ’09
Dimensions: 8.5” x 11”

The Bone Dog

The Bone Dog

Inspiration from a little porcelain dog I own. A take on how to create an image from something related to that image (in this case a dog created from bones).

Art sticks - turned to watercolor
Completed in ’07
Dimensions: 11.5” x 16.5”

Three Figures

Inspiration: cat was drawn from a statue. The other two figures came from books. Background entirely by me.

Oil pastel
Completed in ’06
Dimensions: 17” x 16”
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Three Different Styles

Inspiration came from three different places: Franz Marc and his yellow horses, Picasso with his cubism style, and Johannes Itten with his color style.

Oil pastel on canvas, which I stretched and stapled to the frame.
Completed in ’08
Dimensions: 34” x 22”
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A Fish Eating Bird Eating...?

Inspiration from three different figures: a fish statue, a wooden bird, and a 3D sculpture.

Watercolor paint and pencil
Completed in November ’09
Dimensions: 23.5” x 18”
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Leopard In Tree

Inspiration from a picture in a book.

Dry pastel on black board
Completed in ’06
Dimensions: 8.5” x 20.5”.
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Dancing Horses

Inspiration from three different horse pictures; background by me. Was a take on Arabic culture because they train horses to dance. The horses have bells around their ankles, and Arabic letters on their stomachs. Also, Arabic letters are scattered in the sand and my name is signed in Arabic (on the far left). The piece took about 4-5 months to complete.

Completed May ’09
Dimensions: 22.5 x 17”
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Abstract Still Life

Inspiration from a duck stand with fruit in it. A study on warm and cool colors. The object being warm and the background cool. The lines drawn are continuations of lines from the object.

Art sticks.
Completed in ’06.
Dimensions: 17” x 11”.
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Garden Scene

Inspiration from a picture in a book, modified by me.

Acrylic paint on canvas.
Completed in ’08.
Dimensions: 16” x 20”
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Tree Of Life

Inspiration from what family means to me. The sword/shield resemble strength and courage. The horseshoes represent unity and the flowers the beauty of a family. The whole tree rests upon a column and the spring in the middle flows all throughout the tree giving it life. The cross on top represents how Christ holds our family together.

Acrylic paint and model magic for the tree/figures.
Completed in ’07
Dimensions: 18” x 24”
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The Chase

Inspiration from a picture in a book. Was a study on the muscles/anatomy of animals and how to draw them.

Completed in ’07
Dimensions: 14.5” x 11.5”
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Production Notes

Artwork by Rachel Felts.
Photography by Rachel and Rebecca Felts with a 10Mpixel Canon Digital Rebel XTi.
Web site by Robert Felts using RapidWeaver.
Artwork processed using Photoshop CS4 by Robert Felts: image cropped; canvas edges filled with white using polygonal lasso and bucket fill, with brush touchup; levels adjusted; imaged resized to 800 pixels wide.