Wednesday, March 19, 2014

another sketch in the Book of Kells

..acrylic and graphite on book page, 4x6".  This one went through many stages and was sanded and scraped and scratched at many times until this face emerged.  Not much of the book page shows through as a result, but there are layers of faces and scribbles underneath this one.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Doll Head Still Life Painting

oil on board, 7x12"
..this week, painted a doll head still life.  Super fun!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

another sketch in the Book of Kells

acrylic on book page, 4x6"
fun with color and light, painting and sanding and scraping.

Friday, January 31, 2014

another addition to the Kells sketchbook

acrylic & graphite on book page, 4x6"
I've been having a lot of fun with this Book of Kells sketchbook.  Here's one of the newest sketches - acrylic & graphite.

Monday, January 6, 2014

and another sketch in the Book of Kells

sketch in the Book of Kells,  4x6"
sketch with acrylic, graphite, palette knife, and razor blade on printed page.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

another sketch in the Book of Kells

acrylic and graphite on printed book page.  4x6"
There was an interesting dialog being had while doing this one...

Sunday, September 15, 2013

..from today's figure session

We've been working from life with the model, Bob Gisonno, in the studio for the past few Sundays in a row.  Bob is such a great character - both as a model and as a human being - he's awesome!  And so fun to paint.  Here's a pic of my painting.. and that cool cat with the fabulous mug is Bob the model:

Thursday, August 29, 2013

another Book of Kells sketch

4x6", acrylic on printed book page
Having a lot of fun sketching and scratching in this Book of Kells.  Here's another sketch I did during the Sketchbook Drawsome session at the studio last night.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Painting in the booth at Comic-Con

painting from imagination, 18x24"
Well, another Comic-Con has come and gone...and was awesome, as always!  I did my usual - stayed in the booth a lot of the time, mostly painting and talking to people who stop by.  It's a lot of fun.  I also love roaming the floor off and on to check out all the cool stuff, snap photos of the cosplayers, and visit friends' booths to see what awesome art and projects everyone else is doing.  On Thursday and Friday, I painted an ethereal type portrait, just from imagination.  I was having a lot of fun with it, and apparently was 'in the zone', from what I hear.  Then on Saturday, we had a cosplayer dressed as Poison Ivy stop by for about an hour and a half to paint her portrait from life.  That was really fun too!  So, here are some pics of the paintings I did, and the TAD booth.  It was a lot of fun hanging out with Ron and all the TAD guys in the booth, and painting live together.  Looking forward to doing it again next Comic-Con!

painting from imagination in the booth at SDCC
painting from life, 16x20"
painting from life in the booth at SDCC
all of us painting in the booth at SDCC

Friday, July 12, 2013

sketch in the Book of Kells

..did this acrylic sketch in a small book called The Book of Kells. The pages are 4x6" and somewhat slick, which makes it fun to scratch back off the surface as well as paint onto it.. letting some of the printed surface show through.