Wednesday, October 31, 2007

2008 CN Calendar


This is what I designed & illustrated for this years CN calendar. I was assigned the show "My Gym Partner's a Monkey" for the month of September.
Note the homage to the show creators Tim & Julie Cahill on the mailing address.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Plein Air at the Mission



My colleague and friend Danbob Thompson, my boss and friend Ed Murrieta, and I went to Santa Barbara to paint on Friday. It was really beautiful and it all ended with some good seafood on the pier.

Started this pastel painting at the Mission but the light was changing so fast I took a picture and finished it up at home. This was just a magnificent tree fertilized by several ancient deceased Catholic pilgrims........talk about your "miracle grow."

Also at the Mission......oil on masonite

Monday, October 15, 2007

Frankenstain


For the this months "Gum or Mints" Theme....

Saturday, October 13, 2007


Here's the final painting for my class in "Figure Painting in Natural Light."
Oil on canvas board-12"X16"

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Black Kimono



The last couple of paintings came out hideous.....and will therefore never see the light of day.
I was okay with this one though. I tried to stick with a four color (plus white) palette. I really liked that experience and might make it my normal approach from now on....still so much to learn.