Sunday, September 30, 2007

The ring

A now book cover illustration done a couple months back. I am really happy with the outcome here. I love doing illustrations digitally, no mess. Apparently the story surrounds the ring, thus it's prominent position in the composition. I had one stressful few hours searching for the ring after we had friends over and their baby got a hold of it and decided to hide it in our towel basket. This was done in Painter, I really like the effect of the loose stroke work in the arms especially with it's colors variation. The fabric is less loose, obviously, but I enjoy painting folds(and hair) couldn't tell you why.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Figure drawing #5

At Avalanche we have a weekly figure drawing session. This is my results this week, I am fairly pleased with it. More than any other medium, figure drawing feels like chasing a carrot, I never am totally happy but it always feels like I am just on the brink of really doing a good drawing.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Website redesign

I have just unveiled my new version 3.0 of Please visit and tell me what you think of the new format. Also, please tell me if you find any bugs, have any trouble with the layout, or get a really slow load speed.

Friday, September 14, 2007


A digital painting I did from reference I took of a sculpture at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. It was a beautiful statue that I unfortunately do not remember the name or title because I didn't write it down.
I have a theory that sculpture is a more forgiving medium to work in. I might be wrong, but it seems that it is harder to see mistakes in 3 dimensions. Don't get me wrong there are some unbelievable artists and artwork done in sculpture, this is one example, another is everything done by Bernini. But I really love sculpture and hope to get the time to do more of it someday.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

the Artist

I guess I previewed this one early by putting it up on my website, but this is my newest oil painting. This was done from a photo I took when I visited Burt Silverman at his New York studio. My wife interned with him so I have connections, but he is a great guy and obviously a master artist. If you look close you can see he's got his artwork hanging all around his studio, some of the most beautiful stuff I've ever seen. It's 14"x18" oil on board.