Monday, December 14, 2009

Website is go.

I'm on the internet!

Also, on the About page, there is a link where you can download a zip file of Mucha's Slav Epics. Its all the good detail shots of the paintings that I could nab while in Moravsky Krumlov.

Let me know if you have any ideas for my domain name. All the obvious ones with my name are taken. : (

Thursday, December 10, 2009



I plan on sculpting this as soon as I finish another project.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

London town

Sewing Machine

Just a quick exercise. I need to do more of these.



I've always been interested in the endings of stories.


I read this article about more people in urban areas choosing to raise their own chickens for organic eggs and meat. So, this strutting rooster is in Seattle.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

My Face

Just my senior self portrait. I'm stoked to see the final poster with everyone's faces on it.

Friday, November 13, 2009

I'm getting one.

So, I can dodge my loan debt like a pirate on the high seas.

still life

The green thing is a cross section of celery. The mug is something I brought back from Prague. 

Plein Air

One of the paintings that I did at the Madeby Store opening. 

Loose Raptors

I planned on using these guys on my new business card. Maybe not so much.


Ink sketches of a few of my mom's now dead and soon to be feasted on chickens. It concerns me that she feels no guilt.

I used to play...

but now I draw them.

Monday, November 2, 2009

sharing is caring

Notes on Sargent from his models

I pulled that from a blog I stumbled on. It's full of informative quotes, images, and all sorts of enlightening bits. Thank you, Gail Sauter.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Jeanne de Valois

The final-ish. Crit tomorrow with some possible changes ensuing after. I need to practice up on my painting shiny diamonds and stones and surfaces.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Working it out.

The piece is based on Jeanne de Valois who created quite a scandal for the french monarchy right before the revolution. She claimed she was a close confidant/ lover of Marie Antoinette's in order to obtain money and favors from the Cardinal. Not nice at all but really daring.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

in the works

Just some process work for an illustration. The final is due on Monday, so that will be up soon.

Old Keys

Just playing around with antique keys.

Stop staring...

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Just a tiny flower shop in Vienna.


Kampa "Island" is really just a piece of land cut off from the rest of Mala Strana by the Charles River. Regardless, it's a relaxing place to just sit and sketch. So, this is just one of the few statues there. 

Brno time.

I was at a working cloister just outside of Brno in Moravia. I got a tour of the some of the church, but there are definite restrictions where the nuns are that are forbidden. There's all sorts of little buildings and the careless and adventurous kid in me wanted to explore. But, nuns are kinda scary, so no go.

Just a view of a church in Brno, Moravia. In case you were wondering, it rained nearly every day that I was in the Czech Republic until the very last few days before I had to leave.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

it's been years

Just posting a portrait night sketch. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


After a critique with Robin Cody, I made a few quick adjustments to the piece. She said that it looked too much like it was done from a photo reference as opposed to life. So, I just adjusted some of the darks of throughout the piece to get some of the color back, but beyond that, I don't know if I can really fix it.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Get the word out

Portrait Night is starting up again. Sorry for all the delay. 

If you don't know, PN is simply where students get together and draw each other as we pose. It's free and a good opportunity for everyone to practice their skills. The facebook group: Portrait Night, should be able to answer your questions. Join up and come out! Partying isn't the only thing you can do on a Saturday night.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


I have no explanation for this. 

Monday, September 7, 2009

Off the easel

Here is the final of my painting of a street in Cesky Krumlov. I spent the night in this town and every view was fairy tale worthy. I'm glad to finally be at a stopping point with it and move onto another piece.


We went to Myakka on Saturday and I did some pastel work. It was interesting to see how the pastels behave differently in a more humid environment and the occasional raindrop.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

New Good Dead Guy

 Maximillian Pirner. Enjoy.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

In progress

Just a shot of my current work space and what I have on the easel. Sorry about the picture quality. My camera and I are still not very good friends.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

the roof tops have it

Just an old sketch of the town Cesky Krumlov. 

Monday, August 31, 2009


Just two paintings in my sketchbook. I've been hacking away at another painting and its relaxing to break away and just play around in the trusty sketchbook.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Slav Epics

Just a taste of my trip to see Mucha's Slav Epics. They are in the original chateau where he worked on them (because there is no gallery large enough to accommodate them in Prague) and even then its difficult to see them.
 So you can estimate the scale, I got as close to the canvas as I could with the timer on my camera and the booties you have to where to protect the floor trying to trip me. But, the castle itself doesn't appear at all hospitable or like there are anyone's masterpieces housed there. I still need to sort through the pictures of the paintings themselves before I can upload a folder for people to grab. It's on the way. Until then, na zdravi (cheers)!
By the way, this tourist map was the only map I could find of the place, so I'm pretty proud of myself for finding the paintings at all.