Saturday, January 31, 2009

Keeping in Practice

Somehow in the last month I got distracted by a few things and I hadn't gotten out to do much drawing. I was feeling a bit rusty but I'm getting back into it now. It's a constant endeavor, use it or lose it.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

ImagineFX Magazine & Illustration West 47

Just a quick post here to note a few exciting things that have happened recently. ImagineFX, a great digital art magazine that is still inclusive enough to have a little section for traditional painters like me has just published a two page feature on me and my art. It's an international magazine and these features are usually only one page per artist, so it was exciting to find I had a spread. It's in the current January issue, so check it out if you find yourself in a chain book store in the near future.

Also, I forgot to mention, earlier this month I was notified my paiting "Four and Twenty" (pictured left in the above spread) was chosen to be included in the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles upcoming annual Illustration West 47!

OK, I think I'm done with the self-aggrandizment for the moment. I'll post some art next time, I promise.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tish II

Local jazz singer Tish Adams was back again for a Monday night portrait, this time in a great antique hat! You can see my fist portrait of Tish in this post.

Alla Prima - Oil, 14" x 18"

And thanks to for the feature!

Sunday, January 18, 2009


This is a Monday night portrait that I hadn't gotten around to posting for a while. I ran out of time on this one, so the composition is a little sparse.

Anna, Alla Prima oil, 14" x 18"

And a recent sketch

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Travel Sketches

Here are a few sketches from my holiday trip to Chicago. People in the airport...

And this is my sister's dog Brandy. I know three pit bulls very well and despite the stereo types, they are all the nicest, most calm dogs I've ever known.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

The Regulars

Just by chance, I happened to get on a drawing spree of several of the people that frequent my favorite little coffee shop. Everyone in the first two images goes there at least every other day.