Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Hey guys! It's been a while. Here is a painting that I have started and will finish one day. I hope to get back to it by march. It's about 4 x 3, maybe bigger, I can't find the measuring tape.
It's a mixture of oils and acrylic. There were a couple of oil washes thrown in there. enjoy

Friday, November 20, 2009

I did a three color version of this but I can't seem to find it.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Art class

This was done by Kristen and its done from a photo of one of our follow bloggers. Check out "say hello max" A bunch of good photos and other stuff. http://sayhellomax.blogspot.com/
I taught an artclass today and it was the first one I had done in about 8 years. It was on Mono-prints and the art work you are looking at is not mine but of everyones who took the class. The one above is my favorite that came out of the class today and the one below was doozy as well. They were all great pieces and I hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

deadly sins

This is another one of the ones I did in the deadly sins series. This one is lust.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

This is another tee shirt design. There are four in the group. This is about 95% collage with some type.

Monday, November 2, 2009

This is my blue ox. There are many like it but this one is mine. enjoy

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hey guys. I just noticed the other day when I'm on someone else's blog that I follow and in that area where is shows everyone who follows that blog, my picture isn't there. The generic image shows up instead. I've tinkered around with it about as much as I care to. Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Here's some progress on the current painting I working on.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I was actually laughing outloud when I first drew this. It was inspired by something on the wall at a coffee shop. That hand and arm is my "fred flintstone" arm that I learned in the 3rd grade, or there abouts.
I drew this at a Drink and Draw event. I won a $50 gift certificate to a tattoo parlor but I gave it to this guy who worked at the corner store. I was never going to get around to using it. BUt the whole tusk thing evolved a little,... or devolved. I like the little girl better.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

This is a flier for a class I'll be teaching. The class will be on mono prints with oil glazes. If you're local to Atlanta and would like to participate there is still room but not much. I chose this technique to teach because it doesn't require any academic art skill. I think everybody has a hidden talent for image building and this is a great way to tap into it. All the supplies will be provided and it's in a great location. The rest of the information is on the flier. If your interested let me know.
I've been playing around with mono prints and this is one. After the print I went back in with acrylics and oil paint.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Friday, October 9, 2009

Just another typical sketch from me to you.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

the star burst at the top was pulled out of a tie-dye design.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Another study for a painting I would like to do. I sort have the ocean water theme going.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Willie!, you were always on my mind.

Friday, October 2, 2009

This is one of my favorite compositions.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

these are some sketches for some paintings I'll soon start. Hopefully this weekend.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I did this for my sister. Thats her and myself on a wellhouse at my grandparents house. The one with the beetle is just for fun.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hello, this is some art that was done for a series of tee shirts. The theme was dime novel spy smut. It was done by combining and manipulating found images and adding some text and texture. The titles were given to me so I apologize for the "orient" one.

Friday, September 18, 2009

This is about a 6 hour painting, with some collage. The picture below is the inspiration, coupled with a painting I saw on someone's blog of a skull is space helmut. I wish I remember where I saw it but I don't.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

This is a photo of this Coney Island painting when it wasn't finished and then I finished it, and sold it with out taking another photo. 'Cause thats how I roll. Sorry I haven't posted as much lately. I've been working 6 days a week. I got some stuff in the works though.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

This was the first illustration I did since graduating college, pretty much. When I say illustration, I mean, it was done on board, using techniques I learned in college, and geared towards print media. Me and a friend challenged each other to get a piece done a month that was in line with the direction we were trying to expand our art. Another short lived but great idea. So this is what I did and it was loosely based on the sketch below. For the most part I just dove in with no plan as to how it would turn out.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

This is about a 4ft circle, maybe a little larger. I made the canvas by attaching wood to a circular metal joint. My dad is a welder and he had some. It's like angle iron except in a circle. Then I stretched the canvas and so forth. I think they sell pre-stretched canvas like this now, and maybe they did then too, I don't know. Anyways, I painted this thinking I would never sell it and it was gone in days.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

So here is painting that I was focussing on the sillouette. the background is flattened out and many of the shapes are pretty flat.
This painting was a lot of fun and went fairly fast.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

The concept here was to create a scarecrow / robot / living dead sort of thing. I wanted him to look like he was result of some hilly billy Dr Frankenstein creating life in his garage. It was all done by hand except for the celtic scrolls in the trees. That was an after thought. It looked a little too simple so I added those for some texture and just to see what it would look like.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

This is a portrait I did and it's about 4x3. I'll just say this. Doing a portrait of a baby is not easy.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I felt like I needed to get back to the sketchbook, so I did this tonight while I ate at village pizza. Guess what?, I ate pizza. So, I have been a complete failure when it comes to my sketchbook lately. I've been drawing in these sketchbooks that have traditional book bindings and clothey cardboard covers for the past 6 or so years. I don't know anybody but me who likes this style of sketchbook. So I bought some different ones. A moleskin and one with a spiral binder. Well, I wasn't the best drawer before and then I turned into a four year old with all thumbs. I've talked enough about this and hopefully my sketching will improve. I feel fine about this drawing but more importantly it came pretty easily so this might be the end of my drawing slump.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

This another painting I did while living in Jersey City. It was commissioned, but I got to choose the subject matter. So, here are some men floating in murky water, its a theme that keeps come up in my paintings.