Wednesday, November 26, 2014

new painting - Mairin small painting - Mairin, oil on board, 5x7" - I've been making several of these small paintings lately.  As usual for me, they all start with abstract marks and splatters, and I go from there...Will post more of them as they develop.  Right now, most are still in abstract form, and I do love them in that stage - little treasures of marks and texture...

Thursday, November 20, 2014

another sketch in the book of kells

..another painting sketch in the book of kells – ball point pen and acrylic on book pages (6x9"), used a razor blade for a lot of this too. words on left page are text showing through from underneath = "the creator is Conscious of the spiritual value"

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

a haunted ink wash

Lady of Cedar Canyon - finish
 here's another ink wash painting - Lady of Cedar Canyon - black ink on yupo paper.  See the image below for the start - making marks, saw this ghostly figure standing in front of an abandoned house, and painted and erased into the marks.
the start - making marks

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

more ink!

ink was warrior - finish
 ..another ink wash painting on yupo paper using black ink, water, alcohol, brush, spatula, and rake/comb. See the image below for a pic of the start.  Having a lot of fun with these!
ink wash warrior - start

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

an ink wash face metamorphosis

...this face emerged very much like finding things in the clouds, for sure, but more like watching a high-speed timelapse video of cloud formations or like looking at things under a microscope. It's really neat to watch the washes of ink react to the water and alcohol and move around on the surface for a bit before settling into the yupo paper.

Friday, October 17, 2014

another one for Inktober

ink washes and graphite - finish
...more experimenting with ink washes. Making marks with black ink and water on yupo paper - using a spatula and alcohol too - found the figure in the marks, and drew into it with graphite. (See the image below for what the marks looked like before I drew the figure).  It started as a mark-making experiment, and then I saw the figure in that shape.  I drew into the abstract with graphite to extract the figure from the abstract, and drew the lights in the figure with an eraser. 
mark-making with ink washes - start

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

a few Inktober sketches

ballpoint pen on watercolor paper
Inktober is the month of ink drawing.  Here are a few ballpoint pen drawings and one ink wash sketch.  I've been having fun experimenting with ink washes and will post more of those soon too.
ballpoint pen on watercolor paper

ballpoint pen on watercolor paper

ink washes using black and white ink on watercolor paper

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Painting on a Planchette

Did this little painting on a planchette for a Ouija Board Art Show at Remington Tattoo.  :O

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Portrait Painting Demo at the San Diego Portrait Society

I will be doing a portrait painting demonstration Friday September 12th at the San Diego Portrait Society.  Click the image for more info about the demo.

3:00 - 5:00pm
North University Library
8820 Judicial Drive, San Diego 92122
off Nobel Drive near 805
All are welcome!

ps. It's Ron's birthday on the day of the demo, and he will be my model.  Should be fun!

Spectrum Exhibition at the Society of Illustrators

I am very honored to have my painting, Vortex, included in the Society of Illustrators Spectrum Exhibition! Many thanks to curators Irene Gallo, Greg Manchess, Cathy Fenner and Arnie Fenner!
The show runs from September 2nd to October 18th, 2014, and the opening reception is Friday September 12th - beginning at 6:30pm.
Though I won't be able to attend, I'm very happy that my painting is in great company among so many amazing artworks.  If you're in or near the NYC area, you should definitely go see the exhibition. Visit the Society of Illustrators website for more info.