Wood 0674

Wood 0674 Wooden Fence Stock Photo Wood 0674 is a Wooden Fence Stock Photo Texture that I shot many years ago that you can find on Turbosquid by clicking on the above image or by clicking on this text.

This is a digital photo that I shot many years ago. Portions of photos like this can be copied and pasted in to various photo manipulation programs such Photoshop to create interesting backgrounds for websites or creative projects, or can be used in various ways as textures in 3d software programs such as Blender, Lightwave, Maya, 3D Studio Max, etc.

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Wood 0706

Tree Bark Stock PhotoWood 0706 is a Royalty Free Photo that I shot many years ago that you can find on Turbosquid by clicking on the above image or by clicking on this text.

This is a digital photo that I shot many years ago. Portions of photos like this can be copied and pasted in to various photo manipulation programs such Photoshop to create interesting backgrounds for websites or creative projects, or can be used in various ways as textures in 3d software programs such as Blender, Lightwave, Maya, 3D Studio Max, etc.

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Wood 0737

Wooden Fence Stock PhotoWood 0741 is Stock Photo of a wooden fencethat I shot many years ago that you can find on Turbosquid by clicking on the above image or by clicking on this text.

This is a digital photo that I shot many years ago. Portions of photos like this can be copied and pasted in to various photo manipulation programs such Photoshop to create interesting backgrounds for websites or creative projects, or can be used in various ways as textures in 3d software programs such as Blender, Lightwave, Maya, 3D Studio Max, etc.

a Few keywords related to this image are grain, texture, wood, pallet, outdoors, outside, edge grain, edgegrain, brown, yellow, knotty, low-grade, smooth, wood, plank, lumber, board, fence, privacy fence, privacy, wall, architecture, pattern, bumpmap, line, contrast, highlight, shadow, edge, lumberyard, lumbar yard, timber. crack, timber, building, landscape, yard, suburb, urban, privacy, privacy fence, walls, yellow, pine, low-grade.

Wood 0741

Wooden Fence Stock PhotoWood 0741 is Stock Photo of a wooden fencethat I shot many years ago that you can find on Turbosquid by clicking on the above image or by clicking on this text.

This is a digital photo that I shot many years ago. Portions of photos like this can be copied and pasted in to various photo manipulation programs such Photoshop to create interesting backgrounds for websites or creative projects, or can be used in various ways as textures in 3d software programs such as Blender, Lightwave, Maya, 3D Studio Max, etc.

a Few keywords related to this image are grain, texture, wood, pallet, outdoors, outside, edge grain, edgegrain, brown, yellow, knotty, low-grade, smooth, wood, plank, lumber, board, fence, privacy fence, privacy, wall, architecture, pattern, bumpmap, line, contrast, highlight, shadow, edge, lumberyard, lumbar yard, timber. crack, timber, building, landscape, yard, suburb, urban, privacy, privacy fence, walls, yellow, pine, low-grade.

Wood 0740

Wooden Fence Royalty Free Stock PhotoWood 0740 is a Royalty Free Photo that I shot many years ago that you can find on Turbosquid by clicking on the above image or by clicking on this text.

This is a digital photo that I shot many years ago. Portions of photos like this can be copied and pasted in to various photo manipulation programs such Photoshop to create interesting backgrounds for websites or creative projects, or can be used in various ways as textures in 3d software programs such as Blender, Lightwave, Maya, 3D Studio Max, etc.

a Few keywords related to this image are grain, texture, wood, pallet, outdoors, outside, edge grain, edgegrain, brown, yellow, knotty, low-grade, smooth, wood, plank, lumber, board, fence, privacy fence, privacy, wall, architecture, pattern, bumpmap, line, contrast, highlight, shadow, edge, lumberyard, lumbar yard, timber.

Wood 0766

outdoor landscaping timber stock photoWood 0766 is a Stock Photo of Landscaping Timber that I shot many years ago that you can find on Turbosquid by clicking on the above image or by clicking on this text.

This is a digital photo that I shot many years ago. Portions of photos like this can be copied and pasted in to various photo manipulation programs such Photoshop to create interesting backgrounds for websites or creative projects, or can be used in various ways as textures in 3d software programs such as Blender, Lightwave, Maya, 3D Studio Max, etc.

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Wood 0756

Wood 0756 Tree Bark Stock PhotoWood 0756 is a Royalty Free Photo that I shot many years ago that you can find on Turbosquid by clicking on the above image or by clicking on this text.

This is a digital photo that I shot many years ago. Portions of photos like this can be copied and pasted in to various photo manipulation programs such Photoshop to create interesting backgrounds for websites or creative projects, or can be used in various ways as textures in 3d software programs such as Blender, Lightwave, Maya, 3D Studio Max, etc.

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Wood 0758

Wood 0758 Tree Bark Texture Stock PhotoWood 0758 is a Royalty Free Photo that I shot many years ago that you can find on Turbosquid by clicking on the above image or by clicking on this text.

This is a digital photo that I shot many years ago. Portions of photos like this can be copied and pasted in to various photo manipulation programs such Photoshop to create interesting backgrounds for websites or creative projects, or can be used in various ways as textures in 3d software programs such as Blender, Lightwave, Maya, 3D Studio Max, etc.

a Few keywords related to this image are bark, tree, trees, wood, wooden, woods, forest, brown, grey, rustic, rural, nature, natural, grain, pattern, bumpmap, line, contrast, highlight, crack, cracks, squiggly, zigzag, zig-zag, outdoor, outdoors, log, logs edge, edges, bark, grey, black, brown, outdoors, outside, branch.

Wood 0921

Royalty Free Stock Photo of Tree Trunk Bark
is a Royalty Free Photo that I shot many years ago that you can find on Turbosquid by clicking on the above image or by clicking on this text.

This is a digital photo that I shot many years ago. Portions of photos like this can be copied and pasted in to various photo manipulation programs such Photoshop to create interesting backgrounds for websites or creative projects, or can be used in various ways as textures in 3d software programs such as Blender, Lightwave, Maya, 3D Studio Max, etc.

a Few keywords related to this image are bark, tree, trees, wood, wooden, woods, forest, brown, grey, rustic, rural, nature, natural, grain, pattern, bumpmap, line, contrast, highlight, crack, cracks, squiggly, zigzag, zig-zag, outdoor, outdoors, log, logs, trunk, stump.

Wood 0920

Stock Photo of Tree Trunk BarkWood 0920 is a Royalty Free Photo that I shot many years ago that you can find on Turbosquid by clicking on the above image or by clicking on this text.

This is a digital photo that I shot many years ago. Portions of photos like this can be copied and pasted in to various photo manipulation programs such Photoshop to create interesting backgrounds for websites or creative projects, or can be used in various ways as textures in 3d software programs such as Blender, Lightwave, Maya, 3D Studio Max, etc.

a Few keywords related to this image are bark, tree, trees, wood, wooden, woods, forest, brown, grey, rustic, rural, nature, natural, grain, pattern, bumpmap, line, contrast, highlight, crack, cracks, squiggly, zigzag, zig-zag, outdoor, outdoors, log, logs.

Wood 0921

Wood 0921 Stock Photo of Tree Trunk TextureWood 0921 is a Royalty Free Photo that I shot many years ago that you can find on Turbosquid by clicking on the above image or by clicking on this text.

This is a digital photo of a tree trunk’s bark pattern that I shot many years ago. Portions of photos like this can be copied and pasted in to various photo manipulation programs such Photoshop to create interesting backgrounds for websites or creative projects, or can be used in various ways as textures in 3d software programs such as Blender, Lightwave, Maya, 3D Studio Max, etc.

a Few keywords related to this image are bark, tree, trees, wood, wooden, woods, forest, brown, grey, rustic, rural, nature, natural, grain, pattern, bumpmap, line, contrast, highlight, crack, cracks, squiggly, zigzag, zig-zag, outdoor, outdoors, log, logs, green.

Wood 0982


Tree Bark Stock Photo
Wood 0982 is a Royalty Free Stock Photo of Tree Bark that I shot many years ago that you can find on Turbosquid by clicking on the above image or by clicking on this text.

This is a digital photo that I shot many years ago. Portions of photos like this can be copied and pasted in to various photo manipulation programs such Photoshop to create interesting backgrounds for websites or creative projects, or can be used in various ways as textures in 3d software programs such as Blender, Lightwave, Maya, 3D Studio Max, etc.

a Few keywords related to this image are bark, tree, trees, wood, wooden, woods, forest, brown, grey, rustic, rural, nature, natural, grain, pattern, bumpmap, line, contrast, highlight, crack, cracks, squiggly, zigzag, zig-zag, outdoor, outdoors, log, logs, yard, suburb, outdoors, outdoor, lumber, cabin, crey, contrast, shadow, cylinder, knot.

Self Portrait in Red and Blue

Self Portrait in Red and Blue © 2006 Jeff Thomann, Media: Oil Painting
Self Portrait in Red and Blue © 2006 Jeff Thomann
Media: Oil Painting

I created this work back in 2006 as a way of keeping my oil painting hobby going. At the time that I created this work I didn’t have the best studio to work in. We had purchased a house with a large basement that I was trying to use as a studio, but it was dark, moldy, and had a lot of dust and mildew in it. I did light up the place with some hanging lamps, but it still was definitely not the best place in the world to be doing oil painting since there was not much ventilation. There was a small garage door that I put fans nearby but this was still a horribly ventilated area. I fondly remember smelling the chemicals from the studio one floor up in the main living room several days after I created this work… that was something Tekla and Genesis didn’t care for too much. After that incident I went to trying to do works that require less fumes such as acrylic, color pencils, etc.

I believe that this painting was exhibited at the Columbia Art League the year that it was created.

Draped Figure Drawing

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Draped Figure Drawing
India Ink, Colored Ink, and Charcoal and Tea Stains on Paper
© 1999, Jeff Thomann

Pastel Figure Drawing

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Pastel Figure Drawing
Pastel and Charcoal on Paper
© 1999, Jeff Thomann

Galveston Harbor

Galveston Harbor, © Jeff Thomann, 2011
Galveston Harbor, © Jeff Thomann, 2011

Media: Watercolor Pencil, Color Pencil & China Marker

I still don’t think this image image is ‘done’ but it’s getting close to where I want it to be. I’ve reworked it many times. I’ve been technically working on it about 2 or 3 months, but most of that time I was just looking at it. Since I started The Artists Way again this week I’ve been working on it an hour or two every morning and night, every day.

I have no idea how many real working hours have been put in to it, but there’s been a lot. I’ll put multiple layers in, erase them out, scatch out highlights with a burnisher, add more color, erase out some with an electric eraser, add more color areas, rework, etc. The gesso in the foreground has probably lost most of it’s tooth, as has most of the ‘water’ area to the left, but I keep adding new marks to it all the time, so I may have another few hundred hours of work to put in to it before all is said and done?… I’ll probably move on to some other artwork for now so I don’t really overwork it beyond a point that I can’t fix it any further. The scan was taken without any fixative added. I hate how shiny color pencil glare causes an image to really get a lot darker looking in the scan then it is in reality. The image is based on a couple of photos that I’m putting together in to one image in the drawing. I’m trying to be careful to leave some of the white of the underlying gesso. Most of the cloud area is almost pure white from the gesso with very little color pencil. I probably need to rework the middle ground and the ship in the background a lot more, but maybe not since some atmospheric perspective isn’t necessarily a bad thing here.

a couple of quick little self portraits

8/3/2011 Self Portrait #1 © August, 2011 Jeff Thomann
8/3/2011 Self Portrait #1 © August, 2011 Jeff Thomann

8/3/2011 Self Portrait #2 © August, 2011 Jeff Thomann
8/3/2011 Self Portrait #2 © August, 2011 Jeff Thomann

a few new drawings.

Jackie's Rose © 2011 Jeff Thomann
Jackie’s Rose © August, 2011 Jeff Thomann

Palm © 2011 Jeff ThomannPalm © June, 2011 Jeff Thomann

Palm 2 © 2011 Jeff ThomannPalm 2 © June, 2011 Jeff Thomann

19 Minutes – 6/7/2011 © 2011 6/7/2011 Jeff Thomann

19 Minutes - 6/7/2011 © 2011 6/7/2011 Jeff Thomann

19 Minutes – 6/7/2011 © 2011 6/7/2011 Jeff Thomann
Media: Ballpoint Pen on Paper

This is a quick little still life sketch I did last night.

5/25/2011

5/25/2011
5/25/2011 © 5/25/2011 Jeff Thomann

20 Minute Sketch
Media: Ball Point Pen and China Marker on Paper

I’m not super happy about the results here. I got the proportion off a little on this and was a bit distracted too since the tv was on when I was drawing. I was going to skip tonight since I skipped working out tonight due to the weather (tornado watches and warnings earlier this afternoon) but really don’t want to do that. I really need to do at least one drawing a day to get in to the good habbits I need to develop. Ink is not a forgiving medium, but that makes me know that I need to work harder to get it right the first time.

a few more quick drawings.

I’ve been sketching after work for 30 minutes or less to just sort of work my way back in to drawing. I’m using ballpoint pen for these so far since they are easily scanned without a mess, and also are not messy. Here’s a few of the recent drawings. I’ll try to upload more of these as they are made in the future. I KNOW my skills can get better, and practice is the ONLY way to make that happen.

5/3/2011 – 5 minute drawing
5/3/2011 - 5 minute drawing

5/23/2011 – 25 minute drawing
5/23/2011

5/24/2011 – 25 minute drawing
5/24/2011

Genesis – The Golden

Genesis the Golden
Genesis – The Golden
Copyright 2010 by Jeff Thomann
Media: Color Pencil on Gessoed Hardboard
Original Status: Not for Sale at this time
Original Size: 5″x7″

http://www.zazzle.com/jeffthomann

I’m going to start using Zazzle more. It’s similar to Cafepress, but also different. I will likely go back to each of my artfolio images and re-upload them to Zazzle eventually, putting a new link to my zazzle account in each of the posts that I’ve already created on Cafepress. That way my products are in both Cafepress and Zazzle. I am also probably going to do likewise for Createspace, and Lulu. Additionally, I’ll likely move some of my images that are on Turbosquid over to Zazzle and Cafepress so that the good photos are on all the markets out there. I’m also investigating a few places that let artists sell their real world artwork directly and not electronically. I might use one of those places to sell originals of some things eventually.

My Zazzle shop is located at http://www.zazzle.com/jeffthomann

Inspirations – Dennis Blagg

When I was at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, I saw Dennis Blagg’s Passover.

photo of Dennis Blagg's Passover on Flickr

I love this painting, and think that Dennis has a color palette that is similar to the color palette that I try to go after with my own works. The darkened purplish sky in the horizon sitting right next to the yellow wheat in the foreground that breaks up the landscape is an intense visual image that is hard to forget, not that anyone would ever want to forget it. It burns an amazing sensual one-ness with nature in to the viewer’s brain. It is not just a landscape, but a landscape that you feel as if you are a part of. There is a harmonic balance between the hills on the right and the weat on the left. There is a lot of invisible triangular compositional balance going on, but that intense splash of yellow on top of a darkened sky is something that can truly be called beautiful.

I have seen prints of this work before and loved the piece at that time, but it is far more amazing to view in person!