The Artwork of Mike Southern Paintings The Figurative Paintings represent my latest painting efforts. You can also see some of my earlier Landscape Paintings. Etchings I have been making etchings since the early 1990′s. Etchings of Birds and Beasts and my Etchings of Landscapes are my two different veins of work in this medium. Portraits Along with painting landscapes and creating etchings, I also do commissioned portraits.