Monday, October 30, 2006

I have just finished a redesign of my website with some newer art but especially a new design. I would like your input on the changes, especially if you are familiar with the old site. Also, I've heard rumors of it not working for some on Macs, but my it works on my Mac, so if you have problems please tell me. Visit it here

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Sketchbook #3

Some more sketchbook work a couple from tonight, one is a Rockwell study. I like drawing more than anything. I like the sketching style that has evolved for me over years of practice. I have pretty much ditched all of the non-essential details and just focus on the important parts of the subject. I also usually just suggest the darks with a quick hatch scribbling, another thing that just started looking better after a lot of practice.

And "Thanks" to Ryan Wood, my last visitor(see lone comment on "drawing" post).

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


Here is a recent drawing done in conte I think, maybe nupastel, I forget. It is in my sketchbook I like the full range of values I get but it makes a mess.

I was profiled by Lines&Colors yesterday, if you've never been there it's a great blog featuring a new artist everyday. It is a useful resource for artists that you may not know about. Thanks for all the comments.

Friday, October 20, 2006


Here is my Halloween submission for the Avalanche blog. It is great to have such a talented place to work because it really pushes me. I think this painting turned out very nice.

Prints Available

Because I have a few nice paintings around I have decided to offer a couple of them as prints, including this Halloween painting. They are inexpensive. Right now there are 3, there may be more in the future. Please have a look here.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Gallery work

I've got a couple of paintings currently in the Realism Invitational at the Klaudia Marr Gallery. This one is a detail of probably my favorite painting to date. It's actually my little sister done in Oil on board, 12x16.

Thursday, October 12, 2006


A painting for Avalanche of a king. I like how the colors worked out. I was nervous about the drawing early on, but it worked too. I am really trying to give my paintings more depth and more complexity.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


I love going to fine art museums and looking at the classical statues. I think sculpture is maybe a more forgiving medium because nearly all the sculptures are so beautiful (though not all the paintings always are). This is an absolutely brilliant statue in the New York Museum of Art called "Ugolino and his sons" by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux. I also love the fact that there is an intriguing story that you want to know after you see the sculpture. This is a pencil sketch from my sketchbook.

Friday, October 06, 2006

The Godfather

Nobody likes Gilligan anymore so here is something a little darker. The Godfather slightly stylized oil on board painting. This is an older work, but oil painting with black and white is always a good way to learn how to paint without the headache of colors. And The Godfather I and II are great movies.

Monday, October 02, 2006


This is an oil painting done a short while back. I had some nice reference I took sitting at a restaurant that was really deep red everywhere. So I tried to do a play off the golden age illustrator Coles Phillips(thanks Kactiguy) and his dissapearing edges. It is an oil painting about 16"x20".