Wednesday, July 30, 2008


almost there. i had hoped to finish today, but the canvas got too wet to keep layering. i should be able to finish it up tomorrow. until then...

little mister.

hanging out with michael last night on the front stoop...

Monday, July 28, 2008

mister abrams

meet mister abrams. 

i started working on this piece earlier today. it's oil on canvas and measures around 24"x36". he still has some miles to go before completion, but he's getting there. i have some ideas on how to finish him out (color, background, detail, etc.), but not set on a direction just yet.  hopefully i'll finish him up by wednesday, so check back soon to see the mister morph!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

the commish

because a good bit of my work is commissioned, i find myself experimenting with lots of different subjects and painting styles. some clients come to me with little vision in mind and prefer that i come up with whatever i feel for their space. while other clients come to me with more specifics. some projects have very personal meaning, while some projects are fun, and then some, just funny! i'll let you be the judge....

 start with this:

and blend it with this:
(but with a cigar instead of a cigarette)

then maybe add this:

and this:

to yield something like this?:

**ps: this piece actually WAS created to be "funny". i certainly hope he thought so, too.

Monday, July 21, 2008

a tribute

to my good friends, becca and casey, who tried to surprise me at the bath house opening reception last week...until they realized that i was not at the bath house to be surprised. who knew anyone would actually read my blog and show up?? oops. i did stop by the reception after attending a birthday party, but only caught the last 15 minutes. sadly, by then,  they were long gone. but, i did receive this lovely photo of the two of them sitting beneath the chair legs. thanks so much for making the effort, my friends!! i'm sorry i missed you!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

the bath house

this little number...or slightly large-ish number (36"x48") will be featured at a "salon style" art show at the bath house cultural center over the next several weeks. opening night is this saturday, july 12, from 7pm to 9pm. it will be a coffee and dessert reception and will feature all kinds of art and artists. some of the artists are unknown (like me) and some show their work more often. so, if you're needing something to do this saturday eve, stop by the bath house to eat a cookie and view some art. or, if you happen to be running around white rock lake during the next few weeks, run into the bath house!

just a few balloons...

                                       ...added to etsy today