Wednesday, September 29, 2010

menudo wednesday

some random pics from the studio and sketchbook.

1. close up of a work in progress
2. some leafy goodness i worked in last night
3. watercolor composition sketches
4. a sketch of my friend Jeff Faerber from our first Drink and Draw on Sat.
5. some bad butchered hand sketches
6. plants in the studio (love my staghorn fern)
7. watercolor sketch
8. close up of another bird. piece in progress

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

ink and flattery

today i received an email from an illustration student at Mass Art who sent some pics of their new tattoo. low and behold it was one of my paintings on their arm! WHOA, right!? it thought it to be pretty damn flattering to do so. the tattoo artist did a mighty fine job at translating the image (Justin K at Fat Ram's Pumpkin Tattoo). thank for sending Landen.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


added this little guy last night.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Beautiful Failures

my best friend Richard Salcido had a solo show this past weekend at Art Whino in National Harbor, MD. here's a quick peek of the show.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


still chopping away at this one. little by little.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


started a third piece last night. a more darker background than usual.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

saturday night

laid this one down tonight. stayed in this weekend too. feels great to just kick around the apt and studio and get some reading and relaxing done. man, Joseph Campbell never ceases to amaze and humble me.

Friday, September 10, 2010


here's the current stage of a new 48x48 i started this week. man, this one was a beast to tame. of course it doesn't look like much right now, but i had to really chop away and suck up some self doubt to get to a point where i can see some potential. for me, the early stages are quite vital. if i don't get the essential composition and shape down early it will end up just being a worked up bad painting and will show in the end. if i feel some uneasiness in the beginning i'll start over. there's a real shitty feeling when you're not excited about what you're working on. when i say excited i'm referring to being challenged and the like.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


finished last night. i can foresee more pieces similar to this in the future. there's a lot to be explored in this domain.