Sunday, December 15, 2013

Happy Holidays y'all

This painting got accepted into the 'Strokes of Genius' offspring 'Art Journey;People' book.  Due to come out Dec 2014.  Awesome.  Meanwhile, keep on truckn', work hard and make shit happen. :)
'Portrait with Earrings'

Happy Holidays  y'all.


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

Southland show

Kwan Fong Gallery
120 Memorial Parkway
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320

Opening reception;  Saturday, October 19 7-10pm.

Friday, October 4, 2013

a sculpt

Done in David Simons portrait class.
Contact him for figure and portrait sculpting classes in L.A.

Friday, September 20, 2013

The search, the dig and the home

 At the end of august beginning of september i went on a little roadtrip to the az/ut border to paint.  A little too much of a drive with too little time but it was magnificent.  I have to remember to plan my trips a little more reasonably. 
This is another drawing i did for the show 'Southland' coming up.  I will have a total of 8 pen and ink drawings, come check it out.

Kwan Fong Gallery
120 Memorial Parkway
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320

Opening reception;  Saturday, October 19 7-10pm.

Friday, August 16, 2013

the scratching curve

18"x12", pen n ink

10"x6"", control of compliments, i'll be adding more color to this but  i wanted to start off with a simple strong statement and work my way yonder.

study i did at the beach.  i kinda dig this like... what? 2 minute study? minus the color mixing. She had beautiful color, i wish this girl didn't keep looking at me like i was all creepy so i could just paint her.

$550, 6"x12", oils
$450,  6"x12", oils
$450,  7"x11", oils

Some of my paintings for sale at Preferred Plants in NY. You can order their stuff online as well. Check em out

Friday, August 9, 2013

le semaine

 12"x16"study.  Palette knife gallore.

12"x16" study, i experimented with this one by going full saturation everywhere.  It was awful. I got home and toned it down a little bit and this was the product.  I then scraped it. Interesting experiment.

5"x7", study at the beach over the weekend. A little girl and her family liked it alot so i signed it to the little girl.  It was awesome.  She was so rad.

12"x6".... i had a lot of trouble shooting this image.  I'll probably retake the photo at some point so that the contrast and color are more accurate.

Class with V.Zanginian 10"x6"

2 color comps for a larger piece i'm planning.  I'm going to do three more so i don't run into the usual indecision when i paint the final product.  These are great because i'm also altering the composition and the lines i want to make, along with finding out how i want to play with the saturation, value,  color and temperature.  small panel about 8"wide.

Update on the sculpt.

Now time for quality vs. quantity ay?

Friday, August 2, 2013

just a stranger

16"x12", oils



Sculpt wk 2 from D.Simons portrait sculpting class

photo taken of my modeling for M.McDonnell's character class.

Friday, July 26, 2013


11"x14" study


I got to take a day in B.Perkins color class, this is a 8"x10" 30min study

 8"x10 hr study

 8"x10" hr study

 8"x10" hr study

8"x10" hr study

8"x10" still life study 

How my planned projection is coming along
a 3/4 scale sculpt i've begun in D.Simons portrait sculpting class.
5"x7" study

Overall i struggled alot this week.  But you know, keep on truckin. Work harder, work smarter.

Friday, July 19, 2013

this weeks frustrations

i had to work more this week (modeling) so i had a good deal less time to work on art.  Gotta play ketchup this weekend next week to meet this weeks goals.
 the bottom two are alla prima studies, i think 16"x12", the top is a quick fechin copy. 
 This is an example of bad composition turning into a bad painting due to sheer frustration.

 a 1hr 'en plein air' study.  I suck at these but i'm trying to work it out.  I love doing them, just gotta connect the dots.  A copy this week would do me good.
Some drawings i'm working out.  They are to be done by this weekend/next weekend in full pen and ink glory. (on another sheet of paper, but i work out all my decisions on crappy regular paper before the final drawing.  This is especially good since i can't erase pen and ink so i need to be confident in my decisions).