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
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Monday, February 9, 2015
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
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
This is one of my houseplants and my first "ordinary object" sketch.
This is a 16x20 piece stenciled and spray painted with a touch of gouache and cut black glitter paper for his hair.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
I've decided to start working on character pieces from my favorite shows on Showtime. I'm not sure if I want to paint them traditionally or digitally or both. So I took my sketch of Leiv Schreiber into Photoshop using a new brush called Stumpy Pencil that a coworker told me about. I turned it into a blue brush and threw in some sketchy marks over the top of my existing pencil sketch and I actually like the result. Now to paint it. That'll be the next step.