A Couple of Small Portrait Studies (done from candid iphone photos)
Each: 10" x 8" Oil on canvas mounted on hardboard panels. Canvas mounted using Yes glue and allowed to dry 24 hours. I had never used this procedure before or painted in oil quite this small...... 
My painting procedure was: The images were sketched onto the panels with graphite. An imprimatura using Raw Umber was applied thinned with Gamsol, then I used the "rub-out" or "wipeout" technique producing a toned rough grisaille. Lights and darks of umbers, ocher and white were painted into the wet underpainting and allowed to dry overnight. Overpainting was applied using fairly thick juicy paint with broad strokes not trying for tight detail. 
Palette used for these little paintings: Burnt Umber, Raw Umber, Ultramarine Blue, Ivory Black, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow Light, Yellow Ocher, Flake White. 
Medium used: Talens Van Eyck medium (an old medium containing lead, no longer available)  thinned with gamsol.
An excellent resource about classical painting techniques is "Classical Painting Atelier" by Juliette Aristides (Watson-Guptil)

Some Children's Learning / Reading Book Illustration
 A variety of traditional art from realism to cartoon characters. 
Mediums include watercolor, acrylic, ink and colored pencil. 
Publisher's include: Wright Group/McGraw Hill, Trillium 
Publishing,Trudy Corp./Sound Prints (Smithsonian Books)

Sea Turtles
(Trillium Publishing, McGrawHill/WrightGroup,
Terry Miller Shannon, author. 2006. )
Missing from the group would be the Leatherback,
the largest of the sea turtles. (Graphite & watercolor).

Illustration Served
Thanks to the Behance Network's Illustration Served site ( http://illustrationserved.com/ )
for featuring one of my portfolios in their current gallery showing ( April 10th ). The Behance
Network is one of the most professional of portfolio sites for artists and designers.
( http://behance.net/)

 Posthumous portrait, Acrylic on board, 14"x 11" March 2011

Thanks Again to ArtSlant
Thanks to Artslant.com for selecting my artwork "Storm"
as a winner in the 1st 2011 Showcase Awards. The art was
produced as an india ink sketch using a bamboo pen and brush,
then washed and painted into with watercolor. Original art:
15"x 20" on Arches 140lb. Digital reproductions of this image
are offered for sale at Artslant.com