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.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Daily sketches begin

I bought the Artist's Way over the summer and have just, in the last week, sat down to read it and go through the exercises. The one thing I am suppose to do - according to the book - is "artist's pages" which is just a brain dump first thing in the morning, 3 written pages of whatever comes to mind. A way to flush things out and clear my mind. I have also decided to put to use the nice 5.5x8 inch sketchbook my friend Guillermo gave me for Christmas to do another kind of daily log. I call the book "Day in the Life: ordinary object sketches". So that each day I also take time to draw something that happens to be around me.

This is one of my houseplants and my first "ordinary object" sketch.

Walken Situation

I was missing out on being part of an art show this year but was able to squeak by to get into this one. I was a tribute to Christopher Walken and was an awesome show to be a part of at the Pulic Works in SF on Black Friday November 28th.

This is a 16x20 piece stenciled and spray painted with a touch of gouache and cut black glitter paper for his hair.