Ed's Art Share

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Ed Caldwell (Bear)

Photo credit: Phoebe Chen

Introduction: I started this website project to gain a wider audience for my art. I enjoy working on it, keeping it up to date, and I understand that folks also enjoy their visits here. My goal is to provide fun aesthetics and enlightening messages. All the good credit belongs to God's good guidance.




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New Beginnings...

Art - it’s an audience that completes a work...


art awakens the senses
composing reflections from life's reasoned fences
encoded skill and mind is the foundry
beyond the grip of night's emotional boundary

Old Subject... presented in stages of development

January 23, 2020 - Sketch stage 1


It's been decades since my last painting project so I don't want to bite off too much. I think it will be fun to revisit an old favorite subject. Not much to look at in this initial stage but it's a good start.

February 7, 2020 - Sketch stage 2


I made some progress today. As you can see, I decided to add beefy hind legs... I don't have a master plan for this work so I'm just going to be winging it. My wife noticed they look like human legs. (maybe it's my alter ego)

February 8, 2020 - Sketch stage 3


I added more surface area to the wings to compensate for the beefy legs. Since I don't have any sort of plan I'll just keep winging it.

February 9, 2020 - Watercolor stage 1


Let's not get too fired up over this. At this point I'm feeling like a rusty old nail that's been a long time buried in the backyard. Let's see how the painting develops over the next two stages.

March 5, 2020 - Watercolor stage 2


Decided to try out watercolor pencils at this stage to see what this rusty old nail could do with them.

March 6, 2020 - Watercolor stage 3


I decided to stop. Well... it's not terrible for being out of the saddle for such a long time. I will render this same subject in ink and acrylic on acetate next. Got to get all the wheels greased.


April 23, 2020 - Acrylic and ink on acetate


I originally started drawing this dragon in 1971 (see Dragon One) This animation cel character painting was a refresher project.

Ariel Mermaid

TBD - Acrylic and ink on acetate


I'm a lifelong Disney fan! This painting will be for my toddler granddaughter. She loves this Disney character and calls her "Ariel Mermaid". The Little Mermaid design credit belongs to Glen Keane.