Discerning Eyes

Sunday, December 23, 2012


The Virtual Paint Out this month is Slovakia.

More, HERE.

By the Riverside
6" x 6.5" - Soft Pastels

Friday, November 30, 2012

New Brunswick 2

Down to the wire on this one for The Virtual Paintout (last day for this country).

Three Trucks
8" x 10" - Colored Pencil & Pastel

Here is where I found them on Google Street View: http://goo.gl/maps/8fMwB

Monday, October 29, 2012

Croatia Shadows House

This month's virtual paint out is in Croatia. I found a lot of high-contrast shadow type scenes. I love 'em. This was one of the better ones.

Here is the link if you are interested in seeing the original photo: http://goo.gl/maps/FplpU

Croatia Shadows House
8 x 10 - Pastel on toned paper

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

On the Chopping Block

From our kitchen...here in the U. S.

The blue is showing up in this photo much more blue than the original. It is actually a nice blue-green. Too lazy to correct it at the moment.
On the Chopping Block
8" x 10" - Acrylic on Canvas

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Denmark II

My second submission from Denmark to The Virtual Paintout:

Seaside - Denmark
8" x 10" - Acrylic on Canvas

Some older work of mine at Photobucket

Monday, September 10, 2012


The Virtual Paintout (sic) this month is Denmark.

Fantastic colors and long shadows...not to mention boats, boats, and more boat, I'm in heaven.

My first contribution:

Boats - Denmark
Colored Pencils & Pastel - 9" x 6"
Some older work of mine at Photobucket

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Queenstown Tasmania

A roadside shack in Queenstown, Tasmania. Done for August's The Virtual Paintout.

8" x 10" - Colored Pencils & Pastel
$100. USD (see PayPal below)

Saturday, August 4, 2012


A view from a bridge in Tasmania.

Bridge View - Tasmania

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Two new babies

Two scenes from Thailand...both colored pencil and pastel.

Either one is $100 plus $8 shipping via USPO Priority Mail (Continental U.S.)

Click HERE to view my recent work on Photobucket.

Thailand Cantaloupe Lady - 6-7/8" x 8-3/8"

Thai Rice Paddy - 5-7/8 x 8-1/2

Thursday, July 5, 2012


Both of these were created for The Virtual Paintout, a project in which artists create a drawing or painting based on Google Street views. Each month there is a different country. Last month was Latvia...this month is Thailand. And, it has the approval of Google, that is, no copyright infringement against the artwork...free to sell, as well.

Either one is $100 plus $8 shipping via USPO Priority Mail (Continental U.S.)

The first is based on a street scene from Latvia. The second is from Thailand.

Click HERE to view my recent work on Photobucket.

Waiting for the Bus - Pastel
7-5/8" x 9-3/4" - For Sale

Monk's Wash Day - Colored Pencil & Pastel
7-5/8" x 9-3/4"  For Sale

Friday, June 22, 2012

I have finally gotten off my posterior and created a blog just for showcasing and selling my artwork...an online gallery, as it were.

I am still working this out, but posting the latest at the top seems like the best way to do it. I may switch to linking to my Photobucket account, but I don't know yet.

In most cases, each drawing is done on 9" x 12" toned, acid free paper. The images are smaller, as I indicate under each drawing (height precedes width). The reason I do it this way is so that you, the buyer, can decide the size of your frame, up to the 9 x 12 and aren't confined to the image size. Or, if your prefer, I would be glad to cut to the size you prefer. Keep in mind that all of these need to also be matted in the frame (it keeps the drawing off of the frame glass).

Drawings that are so noted, are for sale (some are already spoken for, and are indicated by NFS).

To keep my life simple, each one is $100 USD plus $8 for shipping via USPO priority mail (continental U.S.)

To purchase, scroll to the bottom and click on Buy Now.

If all else fails...my email address is, musartus@gmail.com

Waiting Outside the Church - Pastel
6-11/16" x 8-3/4" - For Sale

Latvia House - Pencil & Pastel
6" x 9" - NFS

Man & Corrugated Fence - Pencil & Pastel
6-1/2" x 8" - For Sale

2 African Ladies - Pencil & Pastel
5-1/8" x 7-1/8" - For Sale

African Woman at Market - Pencil & Pastle
6-1/2" x 4-3/4" - NFS

Breakfast at the HyVee - Pencil and Pastel
6-5/8" x 5-1/2" - For Sale

Two Oaxaca Women - Pastel
6-1/2" x 6-1/8" - For Sale
Beaver Street Shack - Colored Pencil
6-5/8" x 9-1/4" - For Sale

Mother & Child - Colored Pencil
9" x 9" - NFS

Oaxaca Farmer - Pencil & Pastel
6" x 4-5/8" - For Sale

Oaxaca Lady - Pastel
6" x 9-1/2"

Hannah's Tennies - Pencil & Pastel
6" x 5-7/8" NFS

Waiting in the E.R. - Pencil & Pastel
7-1/4" x 6-1/8" For Sale

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