Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sketchbook Pages-4- More Rabbits



sketchbook page, 2013
ballpoint pen
page 8.25" x 5.5" (20.955cm x 13.97cm)
NFS

Rabbits, not bunnies.

It is tough to do and avoid cute or cartoony, at least for me.
Think about Dürer's "Young Hare I" or Wayne Theibaud's "Rabbit". Although I am not really going for realism I always have those in the back of my mind because each holds its own unique quality. I am not there yet but I'm working on it.231,232

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

New Series to Launch on DAILY PAINTWORKS!

Currently, I have paintings dated prior to 2013 available for all tastes and budgets on my DAILY PAINTWORKS  gallery and am happy to report that coming soon, I will be launching my new Locomotive Series which will be available on DAILY PAINTWORKS.

I always get positive feedback from my clients for my locomotive series and it is considered one of my signature series: everybody has memories of trains!

In addition to that I have so many ideas percolating in my head that I will also be rolling out some as mini-series.

All of my new series will be available in more standard formats, sizes and design considerations with a collectable aesthetic in mind. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Vincent Thomas Bridge #3























"Vincent Thomas Bridge #3"
oil on panel, 2011
7" x 5" (17.78cm x 12.7cm)

Here is an early painting from my Vincent Thomas Bridge series that I never posted.
It is an unusual view that is not immediately recognizable as a bridge but that for me is part of its appeal.

Bridges carry a certain civic pride much like state and country pride. Their primary function may be utilitarian but for locals they are a source of pride.

This view from the catwalk underneath the roadway shows the scaffolding being erected around the tower base. Painting the bridge is a job that's never finished. It’s a 6 month process to wrap the tower from the ground up in scaffolding and then plastic sheeting to contain the work. Then the painting can begin.230