Random Selections

30 randomly selected articles from Amdall Gallery’s archives. Enjoy!

Subject Counts and Wife Solo Portraits (1/5/2019) - Since getting back into drawing in 2017, I've generally been under the impression that most of my artwork has been of my family. I also… Read More
Princess Bride Series Part 2 – Fezzik, Inigo, and Westley (4/7/2021) - Over the last week or so, I went on a sudden Princess Bride artwork binge. I started outlines for three different scenes! I've only finished… Read More
Cryptocurrency Revisited (3-4 Weeks Later) (9/1/2017) - About three weeks ago, I wrote about my first experience purchasing cryptocurrency, covering the basics about coins, exchanges, and wallets. In short, I purchased 21… Read More
Drawing of New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern (8/13/2020) - This post is mostly going to be about a portrait I did of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, but I'll also take a detour… Read More
Saved Side Profile, March Oil Painting (10/6/2023) - Going back in time to March 2023, here is an oil painting I did around that time based on when it was shared to the… Read More
Weekend Relaxation and Unfamiliar Movies – Pandorum Drawing (12/4/2021) - One of my all-time favorite things is a nice lazy Saturday with the family. It's a fantastic scene from my perspective: We're all upstairs and… Read More
Lost Dinosaur Timeline (7/28/2018) - When I was little, I absolutely loved dinosaurs. I know most kids do, but I was sort of obsessed with them. I was all about… Read More
My Attempted Tribute to Emmitt Smith (5/15/2018) - A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post about one of my favorite Dallas Cowboys players of all-time, who recently announced his retirement. Jason… Read More
New Product and Game Review Site ‘Armdog Reviews’ (7/27/2020) - It's been quite a busy last month or so. The family and I finally made our long-delayed moved to Texas. It's something that's been in… Read More
New Home, New Desk, New Art (3/20/2021) - Well, it took quite a bit longer than I anticipated, but it seems things are finally settling down for me and my family. Last year,… Read More
Back in Time Part 2 – College Study Aids (1/24/2018) - In part two of this series on art time traveling, I'm going to look at some study materials I put together. Although, I can't remember… Read More
One Month of Oil Painting – A Self Portrait (11/10/2022) - Perhaps this post will trigger a bit of deja vu, as it’s a topic that I’ve already covered somewhat recently. This is all about self… Read More
Art Show Entry, Dallas OAC ART214 Exhibition (2/3/2022) - One of my New Year's resolutions for 2022, in addition to the usual "eat better" and "get more exercise" items, has been to enter a… Read More
Quest for a New Phone – Google Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2XL vs Samsung Galaxy (11/3/2017) - A couple months ago, as my Samsung Galaxy S7 really started to show its age via slowdowns and battery degradation, I started surveying the current… Read More
Oil Painting Blog Catch Up – Two Paths (5/16/2023) - I've mentioned on a few blog posts over the last few months how far behind I am sharing artwork. This has been a continuously building… Read More
Portrait of an Older Guy Pondering (7/20/2023) - https://www.instagram.com/p/Co2WyQsDz0F/ I'm so incredibly far behind now in sharing paintings, and it seems like there's not much I can do to address it. I've tried… Read More
Thoughts on Website Monetization And Affiliate Links (2/14/2021) - I've been tinkering with this website pretty consistently over the last three-and-a-half years. Throughout that time, I have maintained interest in ways I could make… Read More
June Portrait Giveaway, the Resulting Artwork (7/15/2018) - At the end of last month, we wrapped up a custom portrait giveaway with some pretty solid participation. The winner sent me a photo she… Read More
Mass Shooting Research Part 2 & Rampage Events (8/9/2017) - In the previous post, I explored Mother Jones' data on mass shooting events in the U.S. What they collected was impressive in depth, but only… Read More
Custom Portrait Giveaway Winner (6/27/2018) - The second Amdall Gallery giveaway officially came to an end Tuesday night. There was only one prize this time - a custom portrait of the… Read More
Cryptocurrency Experiment – New Set of Coins, End of Year Update (12/16/2017) - As we approach the new year, the cryptocurrency markets are booming once again. It seems like all major altcoins are surging, and Bitcoin itself is… Read More
Working Through Artistic Envy (7/16/2019) - I try to be as forthright as possible on this blog about my experiences with art. The site didn't really start with a focused goal… Read More
Santa Taking a Cookie Break Christmas Eve (12/19/2020) - I am going to share some art out of order, which isn't my usual approach. But I thought it would make more sense to jump… Read More
European Travel via Mediterranean Cruise – Tips and Thoughts (8/29/2022) - This write-up covers some tips and thoughts regarding European travel, specifically when taking a Mediterranean Cruise. Like a lot of the world, we haven't traveled… Read More
Mr. Miyagi and Daniel from the Karate Kid (5/19/2018) - I've been home sick for a few days, and felt a bit like drawing...unfortunately, I couldn't think of anything, so I just lounged around instead.… Read More
Sketch of the Entire Family, No Planning (11/4/2017) - Last night, after putting the kids to bed, I was smacked with an urge to try to draw my entire family. I've drawn my wife… Read More
Back to the Dark Tower – Susannah, Jake, and Oy Drawing (1/13/2018) - It's been a couple weeks since I finished the Dark Tower series, and I still find myself thinking about it. I suppose that's a good… Read More
Survey Results…Revisited (8/6/2017) - Since I recently found out that Google Forms had a large update, I went back to my old Survey on this site to see if… Read More
Getting Some Right Brain Exercise, Sketching Video Game Characters (1/27/2018) - The last handful of posts I made were "back in time" topics (1, 2, 3), sharing some old sketches. An observations from this series was… Read More
Late February Oil Paintings (9/29/2023) - I admit, my idea of making posts simpler/shorter to catch up on sharing paintings did not at al work. I'm about 70 paintings behind, which… Read More