Saturday, September 13, 2014

Neglect

Really sorry I've been neglecting my blog here but changes are a comin'. In the meantime old sketchbook stuff. Looking through old stuff preparing for a book of my work.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Spies Finish


"Spies"
It's at that point where I could keep adding stuff forever but should probably stop. I'll let it stew for awhile but for now I'm stopping.  12x16 acrylic on panel

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Spies Process

I feel like I haven't posted anything new for awhile now so I'm posting this progress pic on the right. Bad scan and still a ways off from finished but it's a cool look at how much something can change during my process. Hope to have this done next week but no guarantees. Too many other things going on. Also this is a commission for an incredible artist whose work I really admire. Some perceived added pressure.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Giant Color Catcher Machine

Did I ever post this "color catcher" machine done for one of the 8,293 stories I have started but never finished? I really kind of like it.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Bald Men Rule

And of course always make time to keep an active sketchbook no matter how hard, how bad, or how little time you have. I've done better but I've also done worse. I love drawing. Sketching from life is best but finding time is difficult and drawing from a photo will do just fine.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Little Diversions


"They have My Eyes"
As I work on intense larger paintings these little 4x6 diversions on wood help keep me visually sane. They're kind of fun too.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Spectrum 3 Exhibition

Honored to have these two pieces selected for the Spectrum 3 Exhibition at the Society of Illustrators September 3 - October 18, 2014. Hey it ends on my b-day. Of course I'll be in NYC Nov. 2-4 so I'll miss it. Not much for luck.
Spectrum 3 Exhibition


Friday, June 20, 2014

Something a Little Different?

I'm excited about this piece. This is one of three being done for a client who started writing his own short story and wanted me to do some paintings from it. He didn't, and neither did I, wand illustrations but this naturally has a very narrative feel to it. I wish the colors did the original justice. I'm excited as I work on the other two.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Thank You Card


"Zip"
When someone does something very nice for me I can be somewhat generous in my response. This is a Carman thank you note. Of course if the recipient hates the drawing then it's not so generous.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Batfan

In honor of 5000 likes to my FB page I did a request from a very young fan. I don;t normally do superhero stuff but this was a special occasion.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Memories







I'm about ready to call this finished. I'll let it sit for a day or two and maybe some birds or something will show up. This is a commission for an old friend who's living in Italy and driving a Ferrari. We were in a band together and had a magic show together. You know the usual.
"We Played in a Band Together"

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Still Sketchbookin' It




 Once again apologizing for being neglectful. Here are some sketchbook pages to say I'm sorry.


Friday, May 23, 2014

Chesteye




OK, OK. I know that this isn't what you'd expect from me but I do these sketches on wood and sometimes they take me to dark narrative places that residing deep in my psyche. I don't always post these but I started this at Spectrum Live and just worked on it yesterday and today. I call it finished. Sketching with paint seems natural for me.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Vampirella

"A Penchant for Seafood"
Another in my growing line of comic book character treatments. Commissions for these have taken me into some interesting territory. This original will be unveiled at Spectrum Live this weekend.



Thursday, April 24, 2014

More for Spectrum Live


Though he eats through a straw, in his mind he is still the fierce apex predator and warrior.
Another for Spectrum Live. It's getting close.
"Once Fierce" with a few process shots.



Saturday, April 12, 2014

Opening at Brumfield's

I'm going to be at the opening of a group show tonight at Brumfield's here in Hyde Park. Come on out and say hi. I have one new piece in the show and a couple others thrown in.


Saturday, March 29, 2014

More Wood




"She Rides a Bee with many Eyes"
OK I think it's finished. Another for Spectrum Live in May.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Another on Wood


One of the things I love about painting on wood is that it speaks to me sooner and tells me to stop painting before I ruin things.

"Rider Rodent"