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.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

This is the painting I've been working on. I finished it last night and delivered it this morning. I posted some progress photos of this one earlier. It would be under "in progress". I think I may just post it back with the others as well.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Yep,... still haven't finished the painting, but I have no worries, there's plenty of time.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

So this is my favorite way of wasting time. Not dressing up in a suit and floating down a river, but messing with old photos. And if you see one of these it's a good assumption that I am suppose to be painting. So here you go, I got to get back to painting.

Friday, August 21, 2009

So, I use to design tee shirts and some of the designs you see here on this blog are ideas I came up with while that was my focus.
This is one of those. And..... if you like this you will love this other artist, Leigh Viner, .

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I painted this when I lived in Jersey City. It was so long that when I was painting it, it went from one wall to about 6 inches behind the loft my bed was on. It was a good time for painting. I averaged about 1 large painting a month when I lived there.

Monday, August 17, 2009

I just realized I have been writing the wrong web address for my blog on all the images. I just come to expect this kind of thing from myself, unless whoever is reading this would like to commission some art and in that case I never make mistakes. I am perfect and awesome and very charismatic.

I did this one day out of desperation to do something different. Couple of happy accidents were discovered while doing this piece.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

This is one of those I started by hand and then scanned into the computer to play with. I don't feal like I'm finish with it, but... till a later time this is what it is.

This image came about when I was in that great habbit of doing quick paintings everyday. (I wrote about it further down the page) I admit, I did spend probably 6 hours on this guy but I liked where it was going and I wanted to see it through. The frame and everything was added in photoshop. When ever I get my website up I think some version of this will be my home page.

Monday, August 10, 2009

I started this painting about two years ago and finished it in the last year sometime. I really like painting dark murky water. This is probably the sixth painting that has this same water in it. It's a painting of Mao but it doesn't have any intended political meaning. I find the less I talk about a painting the more someone might like it. So, I'll shut up and let you take what you like from it. I will close in saying that this painting is not showing praise to Mao. I was mostly concerned with captureing a man swimming in dark deep waters and I wanted for him to look all alone. Being that it is Mao, it lends itself to all sorts of interpretation. The stoty I have been told about the origins of the photo was this, He was swimming across this River "maybe the yellow river" to prove how strong and healthy he was. I don't think the majority of the Chinese population could swim at the time, so such an act would prove this point.

So this posting shows paintings I spent between 20 minutes to maybe 3 hours working on. I got into this great habbit where I would do a quick painting in addition to what ever art I was doing that day. It was such a great habbit that I've quit doing it. The concept and the purpose was that I was and I am taking to long to complete art projects. I wanted to do something that didn't matter, do it as quick as possible and be completely unconcerned how it would come out. So I would do several really quick paintings, like 3 minutes each and then I would choose one to take to a quick completion.

these were the first two painting that came out of this practice. I was kind of dissapointed after I had done them because I looking to produce something differeint and that first day this is what kept happening.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

I love willie and could probably do a painting of this guy like once a month

queens and things

I like the vibe of these and would like to do some more things like this.

Friday, August 7, 2009

From the sketch book

digital art

these are some images that I prroduce by working both inside and outside the computer.

I created this one night when I was sitting in front of my computer wasteing time. Probably procrastinating on a painting that was suppose to be doing.

Project in progress

This is the finished painting

This is where I am so far with this painting. This painting is pretty far out of my comfort zone. I don't usualy paint architecture, flowers, and landscapes. I'm happy with how this is coming out so far. It's taking longer than I thought it
would but I've got to place where this painting is fun and I can spend hours on end carving out this scene and doing it justice.

This is the layout I came up with for the painting above. I guess I should give some back ground info. This is a comissioned painting and these churches are in the Ukrain. It's 4 x 3 and I did an acrylic underlay with oil washes, glazes and straight painting on top of them. This layout was down in Photoshop useing the three photos I was given, aka the photos you see below.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Paintings I did for the GAWL charity art auction

I was reluctant to do this painting for several years but I like how it turned out.

This is one of the largest paintings I've done and it's also one of my favorites, and sence it's never sold I must be alone in that opinion.

I went through this kick where everything I did had to have an animal in it.