Sunday, September 20, 2009


Something new and a little different. Lemonade originally came in this delightful bottle. I couldn't let it go and decided to recycle it into art. What should go on an empty lemonade bottle...a flying vulture of course! For more details and pics visit this magical place.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Meet Kiwi. Kiwi belongs to my friend Rachel or maybe its the other way around. Rachel commissioned me to do a portrait of her lovebird and when asked about the desired details of the piece she said those words I love to hear, "Do whatever you want". Thank you, thank you Rachel!

Kiwi is a mixed media piece on a 15x20" sheet of watercolor paper. I first built a foundation with watercolor, added gouache to establish a sense of environment, and finished up with pastel, charcoal, graphite and some touches of acrylic paint. Whew!

I really enjoyed working on this piece. Thanks again Rachel! And Kiwi!

Monday, September 7, 2009


Not sure if you are aware that I have a weird obsession with cuts of meat, but I do. I adore painting steaks and what not and was recently given the chance to sketch a slab-o-meat. My hair stylist has a friend who is a butcher and she commissioned me to do a steak sketch in exchange for some freebie haircuts. I'll take it!

Above is the inspiration for the sketch. It is an oil on canvas board. I covered in a thick and delicious layer of Galkyd Lite so it has a wicked glossy finish. Yum! I originally was going to give my stylist this one but found that I am too attached to it to let it go. I did this about a year ago in school. It has a secret lying underneath the paint. I used this same canvas board for Figure Painting class. A nude man rests underneath the meat. My Painting III professor was amused at the irony of it all.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

More Birds of Prey Studies

More to add to the Birds of Prey Studies. Each is 5x7". I just poured resin on all 5 in the series, they are curing as I write. The top image is the feet of a Black-backed Hawk, owl (middle), and the bottom image is an osprey. I have 5 more of the same frames which I'll use to wrap up the series. Having fun!