Freelance Illustrator // Fine Artist // Adventurer // (I do not accept tattoo-design commissions.) //

November 30, 2009

EVEN MORE Paper Pushers

Let's just say, I've pushed my share of paper this week... here is what I did today:

This is the revised "Luzon Bleeding Heart:"

Phew, I'm starting to feel a little burnt out. Tomorrow is the last day I have to work on this show and I have two more little drawings to do which shouldn't take long, and two medium-sized paintings which I might do quick washes on or just sell as drawings if I don't feel up to it. Ahhhhhh, it'll be a relief to ship these off!

November 29, 2009

MORE Paper Pushers in Progress

More stuff in progress...

This first one is the screw-up that I'm mailing to "Rootedbeauty."

Painting n' drawing all day: thug life?

All of the stuff for this show will be done in a couple of days and WILL BE FOR SALE in a matter of weeks at Gallery 1988 SF. Contact them if you are interested in any of these pieces!

November 27, 2009

Paper Pushers in Progress

Busy as a beaver... a beaver with 10 new pieces due in a couple of days.

Here are some tantalizing teasers of the drawings transferred and paintings and whatnot:

Sometimes things don't work out like you want... the border bled on this one so I got messy with gouache to experiment (since I knew I'd be completely re-doing it anyway.) So, I usually toss out my bloopers but I thought I'd see if any of you lovelies who check my blog regularly would like it? Kinda like a thank you for your support; just post a comment saying you want it and give me an address to mail it to.

Here it is:

"Luzon Bleeding Heart (I fucked up)"
gouache and ink on stonehenge

(Luzon Bleeding Hearts are a beautiful species of Dove with markings that make them look like they've been shot in the heart. Look em' up and marvel!)

November 9, 2009

Teach Me Tiger- Revised

I really didn't like the painting so I worked on it more this morning: brightening the colors, heightening the contrast, adding the fly pattern behind them, crispening up edges... etc. I like it much better now!

The flies are a lot more transparent in the real painting, I think the light from the scanner exaggerated them a bit. I promise they aren't that distracting...

This is the back corner: (I mounted the paper before I started painting to eliminate warping and to add structural integrity.)

Teach Me Tiger

This is what I did today, trying to warm up and get back to painting. I liked the sketch way better than the final painting, but I think it helped me shake some rust off. Eh, whatcha gonna do.

Based on the song "Teach Me Tiger" by April Stevens. 10"x10" acrylic and pastel on somerset paper.