Tuesday, January 23, 2007

King of the Throne?

Whenever I go to the dollar store to buy paper towels I always pass thru the plumbing aisle. That plumbing aisle always has plenty of pristine white toilet seats just waiting to be painted on.

(Believe it or not, these toilet seats are actually cheaper than the canvases I regularly paint on... hmmmmm)

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Saturday, January 13, 2007

IF: 80's


This is my submission for illustration friday's 80's theme. I drew it just before starting college around 1989. If you look closely, the man is holding a number of 1980's movies... Moonstruck, Bright Lights-Big City, Fatal Attraction, French Lieutenant's Woman and a couple others I can't identify. At the time it was the best illustration I'd ever done. For awhile it actually hung prominently on the wall of the video rental store where I worked. Surprisingly, this piece brought me a lot of personal commissions. Reason being, people would frequently ask who drew the poster. One thing would lead to another and before I knew it I was drawing people's dogs or cars from the photos they brought in. Since I was young, any opportunity to draw (and get paid for it) was a good thing.

Looking back on it today, it's embarrassing to think this was my best work at one time. But it's still remains one of my sentimental favorites.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Face Time!!

I've really been in the mood to paint faces lately. Many of these acrylic paintings are 12"x16" or 20"x24". I'm not sure what I'm going to do with these yet. Maybe art trades, possibly give etsy.com a try.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Art Trade with "My Dog Sighs"

One of My Dog Sigh's New Painting Styles
My Dog Sighs provided me these cardboard paintings to leave in public places around my town.

MY DOG SIGHS is one of my favorite guerilla artists. He frequently leaves pieces of art for people to find in his town of Southsea, Hants in the United Kingdom. It was a real honor to be sought out by him for an art trade.

Typically MDS is known for his bold jelly fish paintings but recently he's decided to experiment with some new characters/styles. I feel very fortunate to have been the recipient of one of his new paintings.

Be sure to check out
  • MY DOG SIGH'S Art Here!

  • Be sure to check out the
  • Free Art Friday web site.
  • A site devoted to leaving works of art in public places for people to find. MDS is a founding member.