Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I bought this drawing on the street in Russia years ago. I believe the artists name was Tokerev and this is from the early 1900s. I totally love it and it hangs above my desk in my studio.

Monday, September 28, 2009


I am always impressed by truly original artists that use wild colors and composition that my mind is incapable of. But one of the best to my thinking is Alex Kanevsky, great rough brushwork, fantastic anemic color palette and intriguing compositions. I should add the point that many in this catagory are epic failures using gimmicks to disguise their lack of talent.
I found this fantastic reference from an old photo, I as usual neglected to write down any information, it may be a famous person, regardless he looks very cool. Then I used the color palette of one of Mr. Kanevsky's nice interior paintings. It's still obvious that my painting lacks the wild rough edges and loose paint strokes, but I try.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


In lue of any real work.

Hopefully it makes sense?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


*note: please look at the larger version before you scoff, I think this thumbnail misses the highlight on her lip and makes the mouth look stupid.

A couple weeks back I did this figure drawing. It's big 18"x24" but turned out nicely. Its done as usual with "Bottle green" NuPastel on sketch paper.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

figure #36

This last Friday's results.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009


I love football just about as much as anything. This year will my first toe dip into the fantasy football world. My team will be called the "Furious goats, because of this logo I've stolen from a previous painting. I understand a lot of my time will be wasted, we shall see.

Thursday, September 03, 2009


Submitted for your consideration.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009


For the Avalanche blog, the theme was something about what I drew as a kid. All I drew as a kid were dinosaurs(or some modern variations like sharks or alligators).