Tuesday, December 27, 2011


busy! christmas! new years! makin' stuff! eating too much!

I'll update in about week!

Fun new art stuff and paintings and all that. Lots of work.

Happy Holidays and New Year, internet!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

happy wednesday!

I didn't have time to finish my portrait at tonight's dpal session - this is about 1/2 done. Still happy with what I've got so far tho'.

The watercolor I'm doing right now is a re-work of an older idea. This is the little rough sketch for it. I'll talk more about this piece next week :)

work work work!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Message

I use photographs as reference for a lot of my work, and for this portrait of JoeV I used a photo by the very talented Lucy Jodlowska. Her work is lovely and it's interesting to use a photo for reference that didn't come off of my cell phone.

The Message, Watercolor on paper, 30 x 40 cm

The task of the Cicadas is to watch humans to report who honors the Muses and who does not.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

figure class

So TONIGHT I went to see my buddy Gary's painting on display at the local college faculty show, and then stayed for cookies and coffee and figure drawing. I did a quick color study of the model using my pencils again:

Gary is a great painter and beer-&-bluegrass buddy, and also a pretty fantastic teacher. I always pick up a few good bits of info and ideas when hanging out in his class. And, he's good at giving me shit about loosening up and making more of a mess. Which is something I've always struggled with in my sketching and life drawing. I do enjoy making detailed portraits and watercolors, but it's good to remember to let the paint fly and get dirty. This weekend I should finish my painting of Joe and the Cicada, and probably another Strawberry Bird or two for the Etsy shop. And then I think it's time to make a mess.