Thursday, November 18, 2010

Last weekend I went to Illuxcon in Altoona Pennsylvania and had an amazing time, hanging out with fellow artists and going to lectures and looking at original art. Now that I have had some time to decompress and rest from the convention and all of the driving around that I have been doing for the past month here is the finish painting of the piece I did before Illuxcon. I got some great critiques/encouragement while I was there and I cannot wait to start working on some new stuff.

Friday, September 10, 2010

here are two more of my ocean landscapes, I think I am really starting to get the hang of this. The first one is big beach on Maui and the second is Newport beach in Rhode Island.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

so I am waiting for one of my ocean landscapes to finish drying so I can varnish it and photograph it, I have gone back to the portfolio work and I am getting ready to start painting a new piece. here is the color study. I am hoping to get this painting finished by NYC comic con in early october or at least have it done by IlluxCon in early november.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

ok so after missing the deadline for father time I decided that father time needs some more work so I will get it done in the next couple of weeks (hopefully). Right now I have been taking a break from the illustration portfolio and have been working on some landscape paintings to work on my painting skills and to see about maybe selling some work in some local art galleries. Here are the first two that I have finished, I have another that is almost done and I have about seven more planned. all of them are beach scenes for Hawaii (except the one I am working on now that one is Newport beach in RI).

Thursday, July 22, 2010


I decided I would try to be more consistent in my posting updates. I am working on the character of the week activity. This week's activity is father time. I have got the drawing finished, now I just have to start painting, hopefully I will be able to get it painted by the deadline on sunday

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

okay, so its been a looooong time since i last posted but i have been super busy. first I was getting all of my work ready for the illustration master class; a week long intensive art workshop with some of the top book cover illustrators and art directors. They give you a list of prompts to choose from and you come in with your reference and sketches, and by the end of the week hopefully you have either a finished sample book cover or a almost finished book cover. I had an amazing time learning a lot about art and the things I need to do to get better. After I came home I finished my painting and right after that I flew to Hawaii for 10 days soaking in the sun and the beautiful scenery. I have just came home and I now finally have to time to update. the first painting is the finish from the drawing I posted way back when. The second is the piece I did at the master class; the prompt I chose was the frost titan (It was a sample magic card). The prompt called for a blue frost giant wielding a axe made entirely out of ice. He was also described as an all powerful intelligent giant who could destroy you with his mind (as opposed to the big dummy giants).

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

So here is the finisihed painting of the balrog, I ended up finishing/tweaking some parts on the computer so the painting ended up about 75% traditional 25% digital. Also, I finishe a drawing for a new painting that I will start painting tomorow.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

here is a for a new painting I am working on, hopefully this one wont
take as much time to finish as the last one did.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Okay so I finally got this painting done that I have been working on for the past couple months.
Its the largest painting I have done (22X40) oil on board. Hopefully I wont be working crazy hours at work now and I will have more time to crank out some more paintings.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Okay, its been a while, Christmas and the holidays were crazy busy and only recently have things gone back to normal. Now that the holidays are over I am now able to have time to attend a life painting and life drawing sessions in Providence. So here is a self portrait that I did for my mom and dad for Christmas and one of the paintings from the life painting session I went to.