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" (sold)
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.

Thursday, May 2, 2013


"Fleeting"  oil on canvas, 18x24"
I always felt this wasn't ever 'finished', and I was wanting to do more to it somehow.. I put it aside, time went by.. and somewhere along the line, I saw it differently.

This is a painting from life.  The model is Shondra Dawson. I always love painting her, and this pose in particular was inspiring to me. She held that - a standing pose, with her hands like that - for the duration of the pose, and it still felt natural, and as if it were a brief moment caught in time, a fleeting moment. She's awesome.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

reception today at Alchemy

Closing reception for my solo show at Alchemy.
Come on out if you're in the area ~ good times will be had by all~

Sunday February 10th
3 to 6pm
@ Alchemy in South Park
1503 30th Street
San Diego, CA  92102

this painting on the flier - Ishi - sold at the Alchemy show
Alchemy Day
Alchemy @ Night

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

a couple new paintings

Here are a couple new paintings - 'Core' and 'Seer' 
Core, 24x30", oil on panel
Seer, 18x24", oil on canvas