Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Doodle buddy comes to my rescue during a boring wait in traffic court. 

Saturday, January 18, 2014


Breezee is a talented musical freestyler who inspired me to get back into the studio after an all-consuming UX project. Small painting of a small guy with a big presence!
Acrylic on canvas 
4 x 6 inches

Practice: A Work in Progress

These 20-minute alla prima studies portray characters from my current tv addiction. I set a timer, use a limited palette of acrylics, and one brush... my trusty #4 filbert. 

I’m happiest when I achieve a likeness with few revisions. I really enjoy working full speed with one brush, without concern for small details, but tradeoffs with certain features (blobby eyes, meh....) can be disappointing. Some are created even faster, in about 10 minutes with the leftover palette of a first piece.

Practice: A Work in Progress
8 x 10 inch alla prima studies
Acrylic on canvas

colored pencil and graphite on paper

Nyxie portrait

Finally completed after two years, I love this painting - with all its flaws.
Oil on canvas
30 x 30 inches