Monday, March 30, 2009


This one was for last week's DrawerGeeks. The topic was 'Dragon', but my illustration ended up being more about the environment than the creature. I don't even know if that's a dragon, really. I guess it could be a baby Dragon?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Sarah is someone I've fortunately come to know over the past two years, and it was my pleasure to have her pose for this painting. Having done a number of portrait commissions where I'm basically painting the person straight-on, I felt the personal need to do something a little more interesting, but still with a strong focus on capturing Sarah as accurately as possible.
This is oil on board, 18x24".

Sunday, March 22, 2009

West Coast Painting & Rest In Peace Aunt Paulette

Just got back from a short trip to beautiful Vancouver Island, Canada (the northern neighbor of Washington, to place it on a map for you). It wasn't a painting trip. My family and I went to visit my Aunt, who was sick with lung cancer. Tragically, my Aunt, still in her 60s, passed away before my family and I arrived at her house. She was an incredible person, and played a profound role in my own life. My Uncle asked me if I'd like to put one of the above paintings in my Aunt's coffin, to be cremated with her. I chose the boat painting, because it's probably the best of the three, and I think best relates to her. The painting now exists amongst the ashes of my Aunt. It's doubtful that I'll ever do another painting that will reach that level of personal significance.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Somebody asked me to paint the Joker for them. This is oil wash on masonite board.

Also, Whohub e-mailed and asked me to do an interview with them, which you can read here. In fact...after I answered their questions, I realized anybody can go there and be "interviewed". So, you should do it too!

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Portrait Sketches

Finally got a functional studio space. I've been having friends/models come over and sit for a portrait sketch on a regular basis. Lots of fun! Here's some recent ones.
These are all 11x14" or smaller, done in 2-3 hours, oil on masonite usually. Sometimes linen.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Pushing for Colour

This was was done solely for exploration of colour. Or I should say, varieties of colour within a given palette. Don't really feel like I can type it out in a cohesive way right now (it's late)...but stay tuned for more stuff like this, hopefully.