Friday, May 25, 2012


Thought I'd try a painting with a little more painting in it.  I've had the idea to do a Teddy Roosevelt equestrian painting for a while, and I might use this for a show in Chicago.  I read two biographies of him when I was a kid, and while I think he was an amazing person, I think he must have driven everyone around him crazy.   He's in the Magnificent Bastard category.  Did some great stuff, said some great things, but seemed to me like a bull in the china shop.
  Fun to mix in a little more watercolor with the gouache.  Basically I'm playing with the addition/subtraction stuff I've used in a few in class demos and other little paintings with bit of the dry brush on top that I've been working with since college (thank you, Rudy Gutierrez:)).  I sized it to fit this great wood frame I found at a little used furniture/antique/various stuff shop about a block and a half from my house.  20$! plus 22.79$ for some plexi, and ba-boom!  Teddy!

Monday, May 7, 2012

The Joy of the Micron.005

Between shuttling back and forth from Pratt for the end of semester survey and final critique, I got to spend a little quality time with my oft ignored sketchbook and some .005 microns.    
I love the 65 year old women who dress like 18 year olds in Brooklyn.
How do they keep that denim so shiny?!?


Puffed up pigeon under a heat lamp in Chicago.
Character idea for a children's book I'm messing around with.

One Philly park tree, one Central Park tree.  The Philly one is the one
with cheese whiz all over it.

Saturday, May 5, 2012


Here's my piece for the Gallery1988/Marvel/Disney Avengers Movie release show that's open this weekend in LA.  I went with the 80/90's costumes for most of them, mostly because it's what I grew up with, and I sort of miss a bit of the "camp"- Hawkeye without giant purple boots just doesn't work for me:).  I haven't seen the flick yet, but I'm looking forward to it.  And I can still write off all my Avengers related comic books for like, a year, right?  All Marvel titles?  Really?  ALL COMIC BOOKS?  Wow.  Sweet.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

For Alice, 1925 - 2012

My grandmother, Alice, passed away this week after a long bout with dementia.  This painting is based off of a photo of her from 1950, right after the birth of my mother (sorry to date you Mom!).  She was a very kind, independent, and complicated woman, and I wish I had been able to spend more time with her.  She had a great laugh and she will be missed.  This one's for you with love, Alice.  Rest in peace.