Monday, May 19, 2014

Abandoned and then finished


Detail
New one from me - I started this back in February but abandoned it. Picked it up again to finish it.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Yellow Flowers

Yellow Flowers

Still figuring out figure painting, so here's a new one. This time I paid more attention to color harmony. Thank you to Almudena for modeling & providing reference.




Details


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Afternoon Rest

Afternoon Rest

Detail

I was checking out wolf references since I wanted to paint fur. As I was painting, the wolf's pose reminded me of a painting I've seen some time ago, Andrew Wyeth's Distant Thunder. This turned out to be a little homage.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Figure Study


As I was taking stock of the work I've done in the past couple of years I realized I rarely paint the figure. One of my goals this year is to widen my subject matter. It really feels like I'm starting over from the beginning since I'm out of my comfort zone.

Here's the reference photo which I based the painting on. Credit goes to Aimee Fitzgerald, a talented photographer who also provides reference photos for artists. I think this is a great idea and service since hiring models can be expensive.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Seascape for the new year



First painting for 2014! Seascapes are my favorite subject.

Gif Animation time!

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

On The Hunt

On The Hunt
Based off an old painting. Sometimes I'll revisit old work and change it up to see where it goes.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A Study of Lemons

A Study of Lemons
Oh carp. Haven't posted in a while! Here's a Spring-ish painting I did.




.... And happy to report I made it on Lines and Colors, an art blog that I've been following for years. Charley Parker does a great job posting a wide variety of artists and I'm thrilled to make it on his site!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Wintery


Looks like the Northeast might actually have a real Winter this year (compared to last year, where it was unseasonably warm and snow-less.) Today was New York city's first real snow fall and I decided to paint a Winter scene.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

White Flowers

White Flowers

Detail
I normally don't paint flowers (or still lives, for that matter) but I decided to do something different after spending a whole summer not painting at all. Sometimes it's good to change the subject matter to find inspiration.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Visitor

Visitor

As I was looking through my "Unfinished" folder (we all have that folder, right?? :-) I stumbled upon this one and thought it was worth finishing. The painting used to be taller and show more of that floating structure, but after I cropped it, I thought there was a stronger relationship between the structure and the figure.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Thundaaaa Rock \m/



Thunder Rock



Update II: Added a creature, enlarged the foreground rocks and refined a few things.



Thunder Rock (old)



From imagination.. and thinking about Turner, Bierstadt, and so on.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Eminent Domain playing cards


Here's a couple of cards I did for the Eminent Domain board game by Seth Jaffee. This was a fun challenge since I don't normally illustrate so small, but I think the whole project turned out great. Gavan Brown did the very cool and slick graphic design for Eminent Domain.

A shot of the playing cards. (Photo from GamerChris)



Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Deep Sea Machinery (in progress)


This started as an underwater ice base, but the image is evolving into something more..organic. I think I'll push this further and see where it ends up.

Monday, August 1, 2011

two concepts

Did two for CA.org's Environment challenge: The first is Shanghai 2112 and the second was for a theme entitled The Dragon's Nest.

Shanghai 2112
Here's my lil writeup: Through the century, rapid development and advancement in engineering spawned seemingly endless amount of super towers. Concerned about the quality of life from a very vocal public, the Government designated specific land plots to preserve the natural parks that near the Huangpu River. In response, powerful real estate moguls crowded all their skyscrapers into the same tiny spaces. The result? A plethora of 500th+ floor towers that meld and blend into each other.

The Dragon's Nest.. although I'll probably call this the Devil's Orchard since those egg like things remind me of grapes :D

Version II: Added some crows

Monday, June 13, 2011

Fishermen

The sea has always interested me as a subject to paint, mostly because I find it a complicated subject matter. My all time favorite painter,  J.M.W Turner,did the ocean justice (then again, he managed to do most things mere mortals can't do). Recently I've (re)discovered the colorful seascapes by Sorolla which ignited my interest in the ocean. One aspect of Sorolla that I love is that he used an incredibly vibrant color palette, one different from my predominately earthy one. My goal this summer is to start using cool temperature hues and bright values which I normally shy away from.

For fun, I included a gif animation of my progress:


Saturday, May 21, 2011

It's raining outside, but...


...still in a Summer mood. Scene is mostly from my head although I did use a couple of references, like the green shutters which is based off a a Sketchup 3D model. For fun I put together the steps of this one in a .gif animation