My favorite color pallet.
A little exercise in color fields and collage. Exacto knife, scissors, Mod-Podge(tm) and a stack of old mags = fun.
It just happened. Not much in the details part.
2006-2007ish / School studio / Acrylic on three 18"x24" sheets of canvas paper
I just picked up a pen, and this came out a bit later.
I've painted this cat quite a few times, in quite a few ways. This one was a brighter false-color version.
Acrylic on canvas 36" x 48", 2007-ish,
My favorite board, my favorite thing to paint and draw on. Certainly not my only "art board"; I've painted this thing at least 6 times. Its become (by accident) a ridable, usable piece of art. The current look is created by layers of spray paint overlayed by various paint pens. I still surf this thing.
An exploration using only white, yellow, blue and red. A bit less in the variety of colors I typically use.
Acrylic on small panel, 2017.
My first pug, Conan was the subject of quite a few pieces. This one being a stencil. Created and used 5 times before it was drenched in paint and unworkable. I learned to make my stencils out of a bit sturdier materials after this one.
"Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it"
I was asked to create a tattoo with the provided quote. It never went much past this stage, and was not actually used. But I liked what was going on there.
Various drawings created using an iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil. Jeff the Pug was my first drawing, having just picked up the pencil.
Scanned old acrylic palette + overlay of draw letters
A drawing based on a random, old yearbook photo. Emphasis was on accuracy. Drawn at Corning Community College. This drawing is lost, but luckily it was documented (with a water stain) beforehand.
Pencil on paper, 2004
I've seen this same view from my apartment so many times I could paint it. So I did. Three panels in one depicting the various lighting effects and color study of morning, noon, and evening. It's pretty accurate color-wise.
Acrylic on canvas, small-medium sized about 48"x36", 2011-ish, Exsists somewhere on the east coast.
A crop-friendly digital collage/social media graphic about the fragility of the internet as we know it. Features references to internet culture, stock photos, and many references from NASA's SOHO project. Hinting at the damage a Coronal mass ejection would inflict on the grid, communications, the internet and modern life as we know it. A fun exploration used in a variety of social media posts.
A fun, 2 panel painting using "squigs" as shading and texturing elements. The squigs hid secret messages within the composition to enhance viewr intrigue. Originally painted over 2 panels; 1 panel was painted over, and the main, larger one is somewhere, exact whereabouts unknown.
2 Panels on canvas (orignally), acrylic, 2006-8ish
Lunarius the cat (again). This time painted in realistic colors with an emphasis on position and scale. This was an attempt to capture a more sinister side of the cat, while still being pleasing and too off-putting.
Acrylic on canvas, 2006
Random exploration and experimentation of hand-drawn, various type styles.
Often these are drawn, refined and used in projects. Regardless, it's good practice and helps one appreciate the convience of using type tools in apps and programs.
This piece was created for the 2018 Portland Love Show. Mainly acrylic on a reclaimed “scratch” canvas with hits of graphite and conte.
Instead of thinking of an idea, I let the idea reveal itself and develop in the process. The scratch canvas provided a variety of unrelated marks, colors and shapes from previous studies and brush cleaning. Reacting to the marks, and shapes I was able to see elements and bring them out as they related to the show’s theme: Love. Loaded images and statements, some harder to see than others, are found throughout the piece.
Another self portrait, this one on watercolor stock using gouache, pen & ink, and pencil.