Monday, December 31, 2007

Saturday, December 22, 2007

plein air

It's been a long time since I've been outside painting. I love doing it, just haven't had the opportunity lately.

So here's an old one that I did not feel was successful at the time. Had no idea how to get the willow's branches NOT to look dense and heavy. Still, I like the directness of the foreground. Always fun to be outside smearing paint.

Friday, December 21, 2007


For sale: 5" x 7", oil on canvas. $100.

I've been tagged. Twice. by Jason and Dan

I'm crazy busy now illustrating a children's book, but I'll do what I can.

The rules of Tagging:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2. Share 5 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. I like Spam. (The tinned meat, fried crispy, yumm.)
2. I was nuts enough to do this.
3. I once shook the hand of Roy Rogers.
4. I still have my Roy Rogers lunch box.
5. My highest paying freelance job was illustrating a single hair follicle for a Rogaine TV spot.

Great blogs:
1. J. Matt Miller
2. Terry Miura
3. Aaron Coberly
4. Steve Atkinson
5. Xiangyuan Jie

Monday, December 17, 2007

single pear

I lost the roundness on this one; its bulk. Not sure why. Started out with it, lost it along the way. Looks nice anyway.

great artist

I'm working on 40 illustrations for a children's book, so I'm not producing much that I can show here.

Check out this guys work though:


Great stuff.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

nice pair o tomatas

Discovering the limits of representing life through pigments. Just couldn't get the very redness of this tomato. I've got a better understanding why the Impressionists went with broken pure color.
For sale: $90. 5" x 7"

Sunday, December 2, 2007

now cooked

A recent oil study. Color very tough to get. A fun challenge.

For sale: $80. 5" x 7", oil on textured paper.