Sunday, June 10, 2018

Show Dog Copper

This is Cooper the cutie! The beginning of the painting done in @Procreate, he will be finished by printing the 5x5 image onto heavy matte paper and adhered to a wood panel with finishing touches of metallic paint and perhaps actual sequins. Please enjoy the time lapse video of the process. This a wedding gift to his owners.

Monday, May 28, 2018


It's been a long while since I've posted anything. I definitely need to be better at that. I found a new digital painting platform to create in Procreate. I am still learning all the tricks and what brushes I like best. I decided to try a practice celebrity headshot painting of Jake Gyllenhaal to start. Please enjoy.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Tiger Lilly

This is Tiger Lilly - one of the 6 dog portrait commissions I am working on for holiday gifts.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Self portrait 45

A painting I did for a challenge at work, given by the creative director. A photo wall will be made of all the designers. So we were to come with all the creativity we had to make the photo translate who we are. I was thinking about all of these costumes, images and face paint but realized this was what I should do. And at the end after the photo was taken and I had a new painted self portrait, I would give it to my mom for her birthday.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Pink Scallops

Pretty colored background for my next self portrait. I love pink and blue together like the star tattoo on my wrist, so I figured it would be a good color for the background. I have been painting pet portraits on these wood panels with this stamped background that I carved and individually stamped myself. I thought it would be fun to use it again for this piece. All the designers at work are getting our photos taken for a wall of fame or something egotistic like that. We were challenged to get really creative, so I am painting a self portrait and will hold it up over my face when photographed. It's also going to be in black and white - which is a total drag since I am the color designer. I might also hold up a sign that say "Why is this in black and white?" asked the colorist

Friday, May 29, 2015

Tiago Sousa de Oliveira and Rio de Janeiro

The boy from Brazil. May 15th 2015....memory worth having.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Portrait of Walter O'Keefe

Here is my first commissioned pet portrait for my HS friend Nancy - her dog Walter. Thanks to doing that volunteer piece for the Oakland Animal services I got a start on a new painting gig.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Home is where the Heart is...OAS

Here is Abernathy quite ready to be adopted into a loving home. I did this piece for the Oakland Animal Services for their hard-to-adopt pet event on Valentine's day. When someone adopts the pet they get to take the painting home too.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Stamping patterns

A stamp I just carved out of Speedball's Speedy Carve block. I am working a piece for the Oakland Animal Shelter and I wanted it to have a pattern as the background. It's inspired by a vintage column in Liverpool's Victoria building. My twist was incorporating a heart.