Friday, February 12, 2016

Polka Dot Mushroom

Late-night painting session for a special person: a study in contrasting colors.
(Acrylic, 5x6 in.)

Friday, January 15, 2016


I finally finished this piece a few weeks ago. It took forever because it really challenged me and I wasn't very diligent. This is the biggest canvas I have worked with so far (1.5x2 ft.) From a distance the colors look murky and subdued but close up it's very detailed and rainbow.        

I found myself painting people and animals into the breath. I kind of wanted it to be like a tangible howl. Everyone just asks if he's vaping. *facepalm* 
 Fur:                                                                                                 Breath:


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Life Stages

This was my portion of a group assignment.  I chose to paint the change of facial appearance, showing the experience of time on a personal, physical level.


 This was finished at 4:45 AM the morning it was due.  I wanted to present life as a both linear and cyclical (part of the assignment.)  Nature is slowly taking over. The theme of the whole project, once my group combined there work, showed life as an intertwined concept: one form replacing or completing another.
(Acrylic, approximately 22 x 7 inches)


Monday, October 26, 2015

Based on Cubist Perspective

This piece was another assignment.  The instructions were to show a space from different angles and perspectives all at once.  I had to mash the images together and distort reality so that they create a new, imaginary place.  I took the pictures at Target, went to two different stores and struggled with three different kiosks in order to print them, chopped them up, and then glued them back together.  
The finished product:
(Photography, Glue, Construction Paper)

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Class Art

I finally got a change to take a picture of this piece, which I had brilliantly turned in without photographing. The assignment was a self portrait displaying either Organic or Geometric mode (I decided to do both.)  It could be Representational, Abstract, or Nonrepresentational.  So here is a not very accurate me.  This was both terrifying and fun to paint, and I put a ton of thought into color placement and the transition of shape and line.  
(9x12in. Acrylic)
 And here is a bonus chubby baby dragon frog creature.  I am a chronic in-class doodler.  
(The size of a thumbprint, pencil)
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Monday, October 12, 2015


I wanted to do Inktober this year, but it seems that I've already missed eleven days of it. High five, me.  
Anyway, I had some free time today, so here is a very quick doodle. I'm starting to really enjoy the precision and finality of pen.  
I started with this half, and then decided to make the other side reverse.  

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Paint Collage Part 2

Here are a few more miniatures (about 4x4in.)  I think I am going to do a space themed pane.  
This is a large project, and it is taking forever because I keep slipping other things in between, but I really love the satisfaction and closure of taking a few hours and actually completing a whole painting. 
Moon Cycles:
Quote, Ernest Hemingway:
(Ink stamps)