Sunday, April 29, 2012

lazy weekend

puttering around my sketchbook mostly, working things out.

and then starting new paintings.

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Watercolor and paper on 140 lb cold press Hahnemuehle.

You can see Progress and Detail photos here

And now! more more more.

Spent last night and a few hours of the wee morning watching cartoons, drinking dark beer, and getting the thumbnails and doodles for the next few paintings worked out.

The beginning sketch for a piece that should be about four feet by three feet.


And then there's this

One of many beginning sketches for a long-lingering soft-sculpture project that is about to finally happen.

So. Back to work.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Mostly quiet times over here.

Spent my whole day Saturday at C2E2. Haven't had a day off in a long time, so it was nice to just putter about and not pick up a phone or a paintbrush or email or do anything.

Most of the day was spent at a booth in artist's alley, reading and people watching and goofing with these guys (click for awesome), although there was a good deal of wandering around and a little bit of shopping.

I picked up some amazing new art

Greg & Fake painting, and a print by Jeremy Bastian.
so good.

Other than that, just painting day job painting day job work work work as usual.

Just about done with this, of course hair takes longer than I ever think it will. I'm pretty dang happy with what I've got so far.

Back at it! There's some very very exciting things happening in the next month. Very exciting! More on that later.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

the pictures are always from past midnight it seems

i'm thinking of doing a portrait of an old friend (mcguan) because his face and demeanor suit my purposes. haven't decided yet. i like the sketch though.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

still in progress.

lots of hair to paint.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


In response to some inquires:

Who The Hell Are These People, Part 1:

Joe Varisco is old and dear. He's also one of the creators / curators / collaborators behind "Chicago IRL", an event planner, a cook, and always. He is also 1/2 of what we call Canned Culture.

Michelle Sciumbato Keller is an artist, a writer, and a bad influence. She's always far away but our toes are always in the same dirt.

Naomi Nowak is an artist and a comic book creator. I also enjoy her photography and blog-ramblings, and have for several years.

More later on the faces you've already seen, and so many more new ones to show you.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

work work work

last night's midnight

whatever you do
dont stop moving
go go go

Monday, April 2, 2012


The Cold Black Water
watercolor and pencil on paper, 21 x 31 cm


You can see the whole process for this one, start to finish, by clicking

Sunday, April 1, 2012

almost done

tonight tonight

just a few more details and tweaks and things.