Hand Painted Murals

Hand Painted Murals

Wedding Caricature

Wedding Caricature

Hand Painting!

Hand Painting!

Scripture Mural

Scripture Mural

Cowgirl Caricature

Cowgirl Caricature

Hand Painted Game Boards

Hand Painted Game Boards

CEO Caricature

CEO Caricature

Hand Painted '57 Chevy Emblem

Hand Painted '57 Chevy Emblem

Children's Mural

Children's Mural

Latest Posts

Monday, January 2, 2017

Yee-Haw! Photo Booth Decorations

Jonathan Watkins
We had a rip-roarin' time at the New Year's Eve-Eve party this year! It was a patriotic western theme and I was asked to paint these boots as part of the decorations. They are about 4.5 ft tall and made of OSB plywood. Not the best surface to paint, but it was fun!


Two Window Paintings

Jonathan Watkins
Here are a couple of reclaimed windows that I painted last week. One was for my cousin, who gave it to her sister for a gift, and the other was for my aunt who will be also ordering three others to match each of the other seasons.

This one is called Winter.



This one was the gift:


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Digital Paintings

Jonathan Watkins
With the inclement weather here in Ohio this weekend, I had a bit more time on my hands than normal. This gave me an excellent opportunity to play with a new app I recently downloaded, Adobe Sketch. Using an iPad Pro 12.9" and an Apple Pencil, I created the following paintings:



This was a fun exercise and my first attempt at digital painting. I may have to do this more often! :)

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Throwback Thursday! Fire Safety Trailer from 2003

Jonathan Watkins
Was looking through some old pictures this week and I came across this job that I did for the City of Bellefontaine's Fire Department back in 2003. Wow! 13 years ago, can you believe how time flies? As some have said, time flies when you're having fun, but as frogs say, Time's fun when you're having flies!

Silly jokes aside (I am a dad, therefore authorized, and actually required, to tell dumb jokes), here's hoping you enjoy some artwork from the archives. This was hand lettered with One-Shot lettering enamel. They are still using this trailer 13 years later... I think we need to redo this one! :)









Monday, December 12, 2016

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Queen Bee Emroideree Logo

Jonathan Watkins
Had a chance to design a couple more logos recently, this being one of them. The other one is not available for public release as of yet.

Meanwhile, check out the new logo for Queen Bee Embroideree!


Monday, October 24, 2016

Truck Prop for 2016 Autumn Banquet Photos

Jonathan Watkins
I was asked by the Young People's leaders to create a fun prop for photos at the Senior's Autumn Banquet at church. The direction was simple: teal, truck, pumpkins...

Drawing the design on 1/4" underlayment board
 Jigsaw work is finished!
 Pumpkin detail.
 Chrome wheels anyone?
 More chrome on the bumper and headlights
 Testing the alignment.
 More testing, this time with the background in place as well as some accouterments of fall in the foreground.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Live Caricature Gig - Honda Transmission Manufacturing Annual Open House

Jonathan Watkins
Honda Transmission Manufacturing here in Ohio has an annual open house event each October. This year I was invited to do some live caricatures. Check 'em out!

I was there for about 3.5 hours and did a little over 50 caricatures. That's a new record!
























Logo Design - Douglas Metal Systems

Jonathan Watkins
Recently was contacted by a client to create a logo for his new business. We wanted to convey a high-class look for a metal systems installation company.