Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My Masterpiece

I won't go into the details of how I created this piece of art, it took me and my wife 9 months and we finished last Friday at 4:00 am. If you can think of it as finishing it seems more like the beginning. She is beautiful and perfect and her name is Lily.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Finally C.R. Avery

C.R. Avery
Finally the actual painting based on the Folkfest sketch of C.R. Avery. Sorry for the long wait things just come up and a painting gets finished and put beside the drawing table and then hung on the wall by your wife and you forget about it. Then one day you come home from work you have your camera on hand and you go out and snap some shots.

This piece was done on wood, don't ask what kind my friend Blair could tell you but I can't. I'll say pine for the sake of whatever. I put an initial layer of of gouache down and used heavy water to get the paint to blend then I did the figure in oil and outline it using india ink and a sumi brush. I had a great time with this one I look forward to doing more paintings of any kind.

I'd like to give a big shout out to any people who read my blog in Brazil, I used to coach a guy in rugby named Guiggo he was super cool, I'll bet you are too.


Friday, September 4, 2009


Who loves owls?

I ended up randomly sketching this owl the other day and I happened to have some scrap paper and oil paints on hand, so I drawed it up real good.

Hope you all enjoy.

That C.R. Avery painting is still on it's way. Stay Tuned.