Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Traditional Art / Hobbyist Core Member Matthew CourtneyMale/United States Recent Activity
Deviant for 5 Years
10 Month Core Membership
Statistics 60 Deviations 15 Comments 2,600 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

Window Fae :iconmacourtney:macourtney 11 1 Data Dragon :iconmacourtney:macourtney 3 1 Alabaster Chameleon Back :iconmacourtney:macourtney 0 0 Alabaster Chameleon Front :iconmacourtney:macourtney 1 0 Storm on the water :iconmacourtney:macourtney 7 2 Dancing Fae :iconmacourtney:macourtney 3 0 Stabbing My Foot :iconmacourtney:macourtney 5 0 Fairy Checks Cell Phone :iconmacourtney:macourtney 10 2 Follow me Fae :iconmacourtney:macourtney 5 1 15 Minute Sketch :iconmacourtney:macourtney 0 0 5 Minute Sketch :iconmacourtney:macourtney 0 0 One Minute Sketches 2 :iconmacourtney:macourtney 0 0 One Minute Sketches One :iconmacourtney:macourtney 0 0 Alabaster Pyramid :iconmacourtney:macourtney 2 0 Elf Vs Ogre :iconmacourtney:macourtney 2 1 Afgan Refugee Robina Haseeb :iconmacourtney:macourtney 3 0


Nelli Warrior-3925 :iconjagged-eye:jagged-eye 307 12 Dori White-8497 :iconjagged-eye:jagged-eye 60 1 Talyn Sorceress-164 :iconjagged-eye:jagged-eye 99 1 Lexi - Stock Portrait Reference 32 :iconfaestock:faestock 279 17 Noelle - Stock Portrait Reference 22 :iconfaestock:faestock 71 3 Harley Quinn 51 :iconfaestock:faestock 157 6 Tatiana Warrior-085 :iconjagged-eye:jagged-eye 99 8 Tatiana Warrior-018 :iconjagged-eye:jagged-eye 225 11 Tatiana Warrior 016 :iconjagged-eye:jagged-eye 808 34 Sarah C Steam Ref-082 :iconjagged-eye:jagged-eye 158 10 Lady of Light41 :iconfaestock:faestock 192 6 waiting :iconjl-modelstock:jl-modelstock 111 8 secret garden :iconjl-modelstock:jl-modelstock 41 1 of all the mourning :iconliancary-art:Liancary-art 598 55 Piano Princess :iconliancary-art:Liancary-art 260 34 Danailya Clown 001 :iconjagged-eye:jagged-eye 120 6


Window Fae
Another painting based on a Fae stock photo:   Memento 27 by faestock 

I loved the original photo and knew I had to create a painting of it. I finally worked it into my rotation and spent most of 2016 working on it. Total time to complete: 8 months.

The original didn't include a window, but the painting seemed to need it. The window, to me, brings the whole painting together without distracting from the figure and the wonderfully intricate dress.

Oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches
Data Dragon
In today's world, data is the new gold. Any modern dragon wouldn't be caught dead without a big mound of data in his lair. Thus, the data dragon.

This is my first attempt at painting a dragon and a mound of gold. The dragon came out pretty well. The gold, on the other hand, didn't come out quite like I wanted it to. I didn't overlap any of the ones and zeros which makes it look more like a sheet with a pattern of ones and zeros on it than a mound. The painting took about 4 months to complete.

Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches
Alabaster Chameleon Front
A front view of my chameleon sculpture. Even though I used power tools, this sculpture took 9 months to finish. I'm still learning how to use the tools.

Carved Alabaster.

Back view: Alabaster Chameleon Back by macourtney
Storm on the water
This is a painting based on a photo handed out at a Sunnyvale Art Club meeting. Everyone in the club was given the same photo and we all painted our interpretation. All of the paintings were brought together for the March meeting's monthly contest. This painting tied for first place in the gold section.

Landscapes are not my usual subject and this was a learning experience. I tried to copy the photo as I saw it. There are a few places where the painting didn't come out as I hoped, but over all, I think it was successful.

Oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches


No journal entries yet.


macourtney's Profile Picture
Matthew Courtney
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States


Add a Comment:
JuanCharles Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your fav!" :)
faestock Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
Much love for adding me to your watch :heart: :highfive:
RTrib Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the watch - much appreciated!
HermitCrabStock Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Thank you for the watch! :hug:
KahinaSpirit Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the watch! =)
And be welcome to DeviantART. :rose:
Add a Comment: