Saturday, September 12, 2009

October Art Show

If you're in New York City on October 16th, come check out the art show I'll be hanging my paintings in! The exact location and time will be disclosed very soon.

Labor Day Workshop

I attended a painting workshop on Sunday, September 6th, in honor of Labor Day. The theme of the long pose was "The Everyday Hero." Here's what came of it! (Watercolor, drawn and painted from life) 

Sunday, July 5, 2009

A Little Sketch

No major updates yet...but here's a sketch, inspired by my recent dentist appointment! (Sorry Dr.).

Monday, June 1, 2009

Catcall: "Best Of The Best" Illustration Winner!

This piece, entitled Catcall, recently won the award for "Best Illustration" at the Best of the Best juried competition show at the Ettinger Gallery in Laguna Beach (March 2009). The painting was created as an editorial piece that reflected on adolescent behavior (when aroused by raging hormones!). Media: watercolor, bodycolour, and colored pencil.

"Bus Stop"

This is a very small painting (5" x 5.5") that I made of a friend waiting at a country bus stop. Media: Watercolor and bodycolour.

"The Petrel's Bride"


[Regular Interior Illustration]

[Interior Spread Illustration, pt.1]

[Interior Spread Illustration, pt.2]

[Interior Vignette Illustration]

Five illustrations made for an unpublished children's book, The Petrel's Bride, retold by Kate Caswell. The story is an Alaskan folktale involving a magic petrel bird and a proud young human woman whom he takes as his bride. The media I used for these illustrations were watercolor, bodycolour (Chinese White opaque watercolor/white gouache), and colored pencil.

"Best Steak In The World"

An editorial illustration based on an article in Outside magazine that talked about the best steak in the world (apparently, it was found in Argentina). I decided to take a different spin on the article title than the editors had chosen, however. Mine is the American Dream version: an average guy who has amassed, by virtue of his prize-winning steak, a shiny new grill, a hot babe, and a plateful of charbroiled trophies. The media used for this painting were watercolor and colored pencil.