Friday, April 23, 2010

ArtOrder article, some drawings and some news

Hello folks!

I am excited to share my first ever foray into semi-semi-pro writing. Jon Schindehette over at his ArtOrder blog recently put out a call for guest writers to help lighten his workload and I decided to respond. You can see the results Here:

Please go check it out and let me know what you think! I had a wonderful time writing it.

And now it's time to share a few new pieces I'm working on:


This piece is for a show going up in May: Replanting the Garden. All pieces are works that were inspired by Heironymous Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delight's. I wanted to try something different so I chose a very simple and quiet composition of Eve taming the snake. The curator is the same man who commissioned my Richard portrait for his show at the Shelburne Museum so I think this is going to be a good one. I also quite like the color studies I did for the piece:

You'll have to wait until the painting's finished to see which one I chose. Lastly is a drawing I am very excited to start painting:


Very much inspired by the charcoal drawings of Charles Vess. I haven't done a nice, woodsy scene in a while and I am really looking forward to it.

Lastly I am very pleased to announce that the aforementioned Richard painting has been accepted into this year's Spectrum annual!

This is such a huge honor, and I still can't quite believe that I got in.

Read what Richard Saja, the curator, had to say about the piece in his show here:

Last, but not least, Marc Scheff posted a lovely review of my Zebrulu piece on his blog:

Go check them out!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Mutation Nation

Wasn't sure if I was going to be able to get in on the latest Art Order challenge, but made some time this weekend to play (and get sorta sick) so I did a little something. Introducing Zebrulu!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Kim Boekbinder

Not too long ago I discovered the music of the very talented Kim Boekbinder and have since become a big fan. Not only do I love her songs, but she is a work of art herself and a very fun girl to draw and paint. Here's a little watercolor piece I finished recently and hopefully just the first of many. We may figure out a way to use the art to help her raise money for her album, so check back for details.

Original drawing: