Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New Painting

Well Leave it to me, to take an oil painting workshop (Last week at Hope, with Daniel Santos), and have my first painting after said workshop be an acrylic painting.
I'll admit that the reason for this was simple. Instant gratification. IM familiar with it, and really just wanted to have fun with a piece. I will admit that I did push myself here a bit, in that I used a lot more paintbrush, than usual. But unfortunately my main weapon of choice was the airbrush.
I will one day hit the sticks, and break out them there oils, but for the time being, its gonna be hard to walk away from my airbrush's.

This lil lady is another installment for my Blood Puddn' Project. Still have a ways ta go, but IM chipping away here. She's Golden Acrylics (Tubes, and airbrush), Holbien, and Badger Airbrush acrylics. Like I said earlier, there's a lot more paint brush in this piece than others. Pretty happy with her, but I've a ways to go.
By the way this piece did start out as a tattoo for a client at the shop. I liked it so much, that I couldn't wait to Paint her.
IM thinking of calling her "Blue Blood". But thats still a working title.

Here ya go

Heres a couple hot on the web, enjoy, now IM off ta work

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

More of the same

Well here are a couple more. Again, most of these sold right away, and I hada feller come into Hope Gallery yesterday and take like 6 before I could scan em, and put em up. Damn, this is a bitch.
Tomorrow IM hoping to try and post some paintings for sale. We'll see what Kinda luck I've got with those.
Today were off to the Norman Rockwell museum in Stockbridge MA.

Monday, January 18, 2010

3rd Day of sketches, from KyO

Hey all, this is some of the images from yesterdays post from Sorry most of these were sold. But there are some pretty choice ones to come.
Also Got to do a bit of painting yesterday. Starting to get back to my "Blood Puddn" project. I'll be posting a couple of images here in the days to come.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Couple more

Last Night I changed up my nightly sketch book sale/showoff/get it out there, whatever, with some of the Pencil, pen, & ink pieces. Here ya go.
Now IM off to the Studio to do a bit o Painting...

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Couple of more Sold

Here are a couple more Sketches from KyO. There are a bunch more at

Friday, January 15, 2010

Sketches from KyO for sale

OK IM posting original Sketches for sale from my KyO sketch book. If yer interested than get over to and check em out.
Here's just a couple that are sold. I'll be posting each evening till im thru all the sketches.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Sketches IM hop

Did these, amd thought it would be cool to post. One will be to trade Sketch book pages with one Electric Pick, and the other well, who doesnt like the Bride.

IM hoping to use these lil' ladies in a new project IM working on
"Blood Puddn'" More on this later
See ya

Monday, January 11, 2010

Day of the dead At Hope

IM gonna name Mondays Day of the Dead at Hope gallery from now on. Its two Mondays in a row that I've done a DoD Tattoo. Bummer. IM really starting to grasp at straws to come up with a new way to do these damn things. How do you say no to a client who's seen what they like.
Ahh well, here's some sketches leading up to said tattoo.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Painting Workshop at Hope

Our New Year over at Hope started off with a Real bang. We were very fortunate to host Daniel Santos's 2 Day work shop. As a matter of fact this is just the first of what IM assuming will be two or three blogs on this. As its a 2 day workshop, with the second day concluding this Sunday the 10th of January.
As some of ya may know I do not work in oils (at all), and this will be my first attempt. Unfortunately I've yet o actually put Brush to board, as the first day was mainly us watching, and listening. Including prepping our boards, drawing, and some model shots.

There were some great little nuggets of info on lay out (for the art), as well as some diddys when it came to shooting a figure. I personally dug these shots that Julio took part in. I think he's posing asa troll, or some other horror. He really fell into the part.
Than of course there was the actual painting. Due to the wether, and length of the earlier part of the workshop. We all Personally didn't get to do too much painting (none at all actually). But were did get to watch Daniel put his first layer down on this little lady. Thrown down real quick after we had some of our models shots developed.

I will admit that even after listening and watching Daniel work, I still find oils to be very intimidating, and am really not looking forward to working on my first painting. But IM hoping between what i've so far been exposed to, and what I've still got ahead of me next week I pull this off. Keep an eye peeled for more. Hopefully I'll be able to do a bit of painting in the days to come. I just gotta figure out a way to get outta working all day...