Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Here now is a drawing i just did as a Christmas present for my aunt Wren of her son, Cameron, when he was a baby. (so shhh don't tell her)...
graphite on paper

This piece was an learning experience...i was given a blurry photograph to work from, first of all, which is kind of the #1 way to make something a lot more difficult than it needs to be. Doing the under-drawing was a pain in the arse as a result. After 3 days of frustrated sketching i kind of threw in the towel...i didn't touch it for about 2 months because i was so fed up with it.
But time heals all wounds, they say...and the adage held true in this case. When i picked it up again a few days ago i took advantage of my fresh eyes and did a couple of minor corrections, which is all it really needed. Then i sat down, did the whole render in one evening and got it framed the next day. :)

just for's cam now, 13 years later:


new landscape painting coming soon...


Monday, December 1, 2008

jasie and jorie

little head studies for the twin babies in the sketch below (previous post).


Sunday, November 30, 2008

preliminary sketch

study for a portrait of five kids i'm doing...i was given 3 photographs to work from and this is what i put together...

i'll be showing it to their mother for "approval" with a few notes (two you can see in blue on the picture)
the children are so beautiful...i'm excited :)

also take a look at a new portrait below...

new portrait drawing

Title: Rebekka
Medium: Graphite on paper

see the a few pictures of the drawing in progress below...

"rebekka" process

a few stages of the lousy photograph form...

and a final scan...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

hey tonight until Sunday is the Fairhaven Show! it is magnificent! you should come, by any and all means.

new work coming soon...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


i was just accepted into a fantastic exhibition for LCAD MFA and alumni. the flyer is below...dates and all.

my painting of edan will be on display. yay :)


Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Drawing of my little cousin took me about 2.5 hours. i did it from life, while he was eating breakfast and watching cartoons...

painting of Caid and his father, Joey, that i did a year ago. it was definitely an experiment, and i would do a LOT differently if i painted it now. but i like it for what it is...


Monday, August 11, 2008

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Senior Portfolio piece #2...

stages of the ashlee painting
at this point i changed the angle of the face since i did the underpainting...

final piece

"Complexion (Ashlee)"
36x60 oil on canvas

SOLD to Laguna College of Art & Design

ashlee stage 1

some of the photo reference...i used about 5 different pictures...

initial drawing
initial underpainting

Monday, June 30, 2008

Senior Portfolio piece #1...

The process...
initial reference photo:

study drawing

painting process:

finished piece:
"His Eyes Are Closed (Edan)"
36x60 oil on canvas


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

head drawings


Mucha mastercopy



Pastel and colored pencil



charcoal half-life sized figure

studies of joe...a life-sized drawing is in progress...