Monday, December 5, 2011

The Night Procession

The Night Procession
acrylic on matryoshka


Not the best photos, but it should give a clue as to what I've been up to for the past few weeks.  I realized over this process that I really enjoy painting in acrylic.  I still love watercolor, so we'll see what happens. I had been working on a series of large drawings before I had to set them aside to work on these.
Looking forward to getting back to them.

The opening for this show is this Thursday, December 8th at Ghost Gallery in Seattle.
Should be interesting to see the turn-out and the other artists' matryoshka.



 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Matryoshka

It's been at least a couple of years since I've worked in acrylic so this project has become an exploration of the medium for me.
So far, so good.

  Plugging away for a group show in Seattle this December at Ghost Gallery. Curated by the talented Michael Alm.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Nectar...

# 43 in the little black book of doom.


The end of this book is approaching. It's been a couple of years ( I think, ) if not more since I started this sketchbook. It goes everywhere with me. It's filthy and falling apart. Worn and abused, it's always by my side, always waiting for something new.
Yesterday I counted the number of pages I have yet to fill. 
35. That's with front and back of each page. 
Looking forward to the last leaf... and hesitant to finish it at the same time.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sketchhbooooook.

Wildness.

Woodman.

Into battle.

In the woods she waits...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Stuntkid and Friends Show



Stuntkid and Friends opened this past saturday at ArtGallery in Norfolk, VA. I'm a bit disapointed that I couldn't make it out, but from the photos I've seen, it looks like quite a few people did. The show runs until August 27th. I highly suggest checking it out if you're in the area.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Smoking little stumps




Left  the big sketchbook at the shop this week, so I've reverted back to filling the pages of my little one. 

Friends of Stuntkid

Sent off my pieces last week to Norfolk for an upcoming show at  ArtGallery.  It looks like a blurb is up on HamptonRoads about the show as well.

"Uitbarsting" and "Smoke Breather."
Been feeling a bit lazy in the brain lately - This usually occurs after I finish a piece. Re-adjusting and arranging ideas. Time to get back to work.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Sperm Whale.

Just finished a commission of a sperm whale for a friend. 


Sperm Whale for Grace.
Watercolor 


Also did another grey drawing recently.


Graphite and colored pencil


I found a wonderful tumbler focused on scientific illustration, which I've always been fascinated by.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Waiting for the Redwoods...

A recent drawing inspired by a National Geographic documentary called "Climbing Redwood Giants."
I've never seen them and now feel even more compelled to gaze upon them with my own two eyes.


"Redwood." 
Graphite and colored pencil.



Recently, I also went to a NASA lecture at a local bar here in B-town. I have never really payed too much attention to science in space and more to things taking place here. But really, they go hand in hand. 
The true awesomeness of space... the grand scale... it puts a great deal into perspective for me. 
I enjoy feeling so small. Nature has a way of doing that.


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

More Little Animals for Scout Hall!

These paintings will be at the "Sprout Hall" spring show and sale this Friday and Saturday.
If you are in Kitsap, or just want to get out of dodge for the day, I suggest you stop by and check it out. There will be some lovely things, including cool bags and pennants by Derek Nobbs!

Hope to see you there!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Miniature animals.

Working on a group of small paintings of animals for an upcoming little show/sale in my neck of the woods. Putting ghostly things on hold just for a bit. 




"Scout Hall" is a very cool little location here in Bremerton. A couple of friends with a wonderful eye for design and all things lovely have converted a vintage Scout meeting hall into a wonderful venue for shows, dinners and just hanging out with good people. 


I'll have a total of 8 animal watercolors available. 
And of course, I'm always sketching, regardless of what I'm painting. Here's the latest from the sketchbook.



Lastly, it looks as if my work has made it onto the Hi-Fructose Magazine Blog!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Woodkid.

Derek showed me this video yesterday. I'm quite fond of it and the music.

Woodkid - Iron from WOODKID on Vimeo.

Artists Help Japan Auction!

Found information for this on Audrey Kawasaki's livejournal and thought I would spread the word.
You can see it here.

There are some really wonderful pieces and it goes to a great cause.
More info here.
Direct link to the ebay auction page here.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Ghostly entrails searching...

Been reading this little gem lately. 


A detailed account of various supernatural and occult stories from all over the world. 
An interesting fact: " It was considered by the Romans to be a curse for a man to die the last of his line. Consequently, so that the dead would not be too lonely, they were buried by the roadside so that their spirits could be cheered by the greetings of those who passed.
Despite the tendency of spirits to haunt the locale of their burial places, they were generally believed by the Romans to inhabit a specific underworld beneath the earth."

The sketch below is based on a demon who becomes separated from its body at night to take pray on human victims. The head must return to the body by daybreak or the demon will be destroyed.





Saturday, March 26, 2011

A bit more.

A few more sketches from the book. 

I'm also working on a series of 8 small paintings for spring.
This is the start of one... my little chipmunk.
Watercolor in progress.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New paintings, sketches ... busy busy busy.

I'm afraid I have yet to make good on my resolution to be more web connected. Regardless of my lack of updates, I have been busy the past couple of months working on new paintings and sketches. There is a fair amount  of sketches in fact, so I will be posting more of those soon. 
It looks as if I may be on the Hi-Fructose blog in the future as well!  In the meantime, here is a little snippet of what I've been up to.

The first is a donation piece for my friend Tina.  She will be undergoing chemo and an operation for cancer. Unfortunately, this means she'll be out of work for some time. The auction will raise money to help her pay the bills and various medical expenses until she returns to her job.
I believe the event is happening Saturday, April 9th at The Palm Room in Ballard.
I'll post the full details when I have them.



"Strength & Love."
Watercolor on paper
2011




Also still plugging away at this painting. This may be one of three I send to Norfolk, VA for a group show this July.



And a few sketches from my black book of doom.

Of course, I couldn't do it without help from my little Otik.