Monday, October 29, 2007

The first of the Small Works pieces

I'm starting to feel the pressure of the clock on my Small Works paintings (for the December show at Artists House in Philly). Nothing I can't handle, but working them in with my other deadlines kind of means that their priority is low until... well, about nowish I guess because I have just about a month left. Most of the work that I've hung at the gallery over the past three or four years has been pretty different from my illustration, but I decided at my last show that I was going to do away with the dual persona and just paint the style and subjects that are the most fun for me. I tested the waters a little last spring when I showed "Fix" in a group show and it seemed to go over very well. All the same, I'm curious what the reaction is going to be with this little mini-series I'm preparing for December. All I can say is that I love the montage and I'll take any opportunity to kick one out. I won't be too heart broken if they end up coming back home with me afterwards ;)

Here is the first to be finished:

oil on board, 6x15

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Zoo sketching

A few pages from my sketchbook after a nice relaxing afternoon at the zoo:

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Oil sketch of Janette

NDAs and traveling have been making blog updates a little difficult, but I did find the time for a little oil sketch earlier today. 6x9 on illustration board, somewhere around 2 or 3 hours: