Friday, March 13, 2009

Purple T

Just for fun, here we have a fun lovin' couple ready to cruise in flattops little purple T bucket. If there is any room for a radio in that ride I'm sure its playing some Buddy Holley.

4"x6" Watercolor & pen and ink on 140# hot press paper.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Lowdown Roadster

A super simple roadster featuring a front cowel off a model A, hand made side and rear panels and a simple square tube frame with buggy sprung suspension. A Pinto 4 cylinder would make plenty of power for this cut down rod, and top it off with a pair of seats made from a cut up whisky barrel. Now thats hot rodding.

Pen and ink with watercolor on 140# hot press watercolor paper.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Euro-American Bucket

Here is a fun little roadster I designed. I combined bits of American and British for a cartoonish look, I like it how about you?

This one was done on 140lb. cold press. Pen and ink and watercolor.

If you are interested in a Hot Rod design or illustration for yourself please contact me.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Hot Rod Sketch Book

Check it out hot rod fans, a cool little rod designed for some fun cruisin'.

Besides painting ships and abstracts I am into hot rods and designing them, so I decided to put a few ideas on paper.  I would love to see this one built, any takers?

Its a simple pen and ink sketch with some watercolor thrown on for fun, what do you think? Done on 140# hot press paper.

Contact me if you would like a hot rod designed for you.
Michael (at)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Another Abstraction

Crystal Abstraction

by Michael Squier

One more of my fine abstract paintings.  I will let this one speak for itself.  I wonder what it has to say?  The size is 11" x 15" on 140 lb. watercolor paper.

This painting is also available in my Etsy shop:

Friday, January 30, 2009

My Attempts at Abstract Art

Dandelion Abstraction Number One  
by Michael Squier

This painting was created in an abstract class that my wife Rita was teaching.  I really enjoyed the freedom of not being restricted to any reality or pre-described lines.  The only true restriction was to shape the dandelion heads round.  This was done with masking fluid,  the rest is just wet color and creativity.  The size is 11" x 15" on 140 lb. watercolor paper.

This painting is for sale in my Etsy shop:
or you can find it directly by clicking here. 

Friday, November 28, 2008

High Seas Original Watercolor & Ink

High Seas
by Michael Squier 

For the love of pirates and pirate ships.  First I drew a pen and ink sketch of a pirate ship sailing along the coast.  Then I used watercolor paints to add color.  It is so important to use a waterproof india ink pen so the lines do not bleed when applying the color.  I mix my watercolors wet into wet right on the paper.  

This 5x7 inch painting is for sale in our Etsy shop.