Monday, June 28, 2010

Live Painting on 7-1-10 in S.F.

Greetings Friends,
On 7-1-10 I will be be doing live art at the Metreon in S.F. for the "San Francisco's Best of the Bay Area Party". Here's a link for more details: http://www.sanfranmag.com/bestof/

Other attending artists are:

Duser (Ryan Stubbs)
NoMe Edonna
Matt Linares
Ricky Watts
Jared Powell
Daniel Fleres
Max Ehrman
Fredy Reyes
Dylan Kelly
Greg Pnut Galinsky



Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Triple Crown SF Show/ Progress Pics

Greetings friends,
I have yet to confirm a date yet, but in August I will be showing some new work at Triple Crown in S.F. I will be posting the date and the flier as soon as I get them. Below are some pictures of some pieces I have in the works for the upcoming show and some updated pictures of some work I've blogged about before. Enjoy.


Before...


After...


A closer look...

I added some more in the back ground and touched up the brick wall in the foreground.
Also you can see the lighthouse/ schoolhouse I intend on adding very soon as well as some skylands if I can work them in. I'm thinking this piece could be the focal piece for the show and a candidate for the flier. Still have lots of work to do on this one.


Here's a idea of some of the sketches I'll be working on for the show. Although it's not finished yet, I have a good feeling they will come out well and be a nice addition to the show.


This is another skyland piece that is still in progress. The moon in the background may end up being a tree. Not sure if I'm happy with it or not.


And here's another. Has a little rougher of a feeling. I'm trying to play with light more and getting away from putting a clean blue sky in the background like I usually do. Hopefully for the show I will have some other pieces set in day, sunset/sunrise, and night with different terrains and buildings.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Business Time

Greetings friends,
I've had a productive day organizing the business end of my art at home. I installed IWork on my Mac to help me to take things to the next level for me professionally. All day I've spent trying to learn how to use it in hopes it will help me organize and keep track of things like my costs, profits, etc. associated with my art career. It kinda reminds me of why I wanted to do art in the first place.


Monday, June 14, 2010

Upcoming Show

Greetings friends,
Over the weekend, I finally got my haircut after six months of neglecting to do so. While I was there, the owner and I got to talking art and realized we had some mutual friends in the art world. He asked if I would be willing to set up a little show at the barber shop. To which I said yes. So coming up soon, I will be showing at Clip Joynte Barber Shop in Walnut Creek, CA. I will let you know the dates when we work them out.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Skyland Study6 and Skyland Study7

Greetings Friends,
Below are a couple of finished skyland pieces I had up at the Ronin Gallery. They're a good example of what I'm currently painting. Enjoy


"Skyland Study6"
5" x 7" Framed
Acrylic on Canvas
April 2010
*SOLD


"Skyland Study7"
5" x 7" Framed
Acrylic on Canvas
April 2010
*SOLD


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Studio/Progress Pics

Greetings friends,
Here are some photos of my studio and what I am currently working on.


My studio.


Here's a closer look of some of the bigger pieces I'm working on.


And an even closer shot of the female piece.


These pieces are a bunch of floating skyland pieces I'm trying to complete as well as a bunch of reclaimed beach wood I intend on intergrading into the presentation of the final pieces.


Here's a closer shot of one of the pieces close to being done.


And another...

I'm looking forward to sharing more pics of the progress of the pieces when I have them as well as hearing your feedback on the work.


Monday, June 7, 2010

The Return

Greetings friends,
It has been far far too long since my last post. Since then, I've completed dozens of new pieces, participated in a bunch of amazing shows, and am gearing up to take my art to the next level. Both technically and professionally. Part of that is going to involve me updating my blog a lot more regularly to keep everyone up to date on whats going on and also, getting my website up and running again.

Here are a couple pieces I've done since the last post.



Expect a lot more highlands, skylands, and islands to come


This is a finished shot of the piece from a previous post below completed.


This piece is probably one of favorites that I've recently.


This piece is the biggest piece I have worked on since the last post and another one of my favorites since the last post.

Very soon I hope to post new pics of some pieces I have been working on, as well as progress shots of whats laying around in my studio, and posting dates for some shows I have coming up as soon as I have official dates.