Friday, March 26, 2010


scan of some sketches from my sketchbook. been looking up poisonous plants lately i.e. the Veratrum Album on the right. its known to paralyze the nervous system. i'm amazed how such beautiful living things can be so poisonous and/or deadly.

stay tuned

been in the midst of redoing the studio. finally going to have some white walls! the beige-ish color soaked up so much light and seemed cavernous at times. it was always surprising to take a painting out of the studio and go "Oh, this is what it really looks like!" the white does box in the room but at the same time opens it up so much. i'm very excited to put some plants in there as well. right now its such a mess but i look forward to start anew. i'm looking to make a more simplified space with a work table for me and my girlfriend and and maybe a comfy chair too. while i'm on the subject of studios i would highly recommend the book "Inside the Painter's Studio" by Joe Fig. it's a great read (just got it the other day thanks to my friend Preston for referring it to me). it looks into the studios of 25 contemporary artists. all are given the same questions about their work habits and just their day to day practicalities. the outcome is very interesting and inspiring. stay tuned kiddos!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

quick pic

snapped these before work today. i started sketching out some new compositions the other night. it felt really good to draw again, especially on a larger format than usual. sometimes i would work out the composition straight on the canvas before painting but i think this approach lends to more possibilities. gotta mix it up. the other pic is a 11x14 background i messed around with. pink eh?

Thursday, March 11, 2010


completed this evening. i was concerned at first that there would be too much negative space. i think it kind of works. what do you think?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

bottom one is finished, second one is almost done.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

results from this evenings session.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


two 12x12's on the easel right now. i'm excited to get cracking on these lil guys. while i was sketching in the compositions i realized how much i miss drawing. note to self: draw, draw, draw