Friday, July 30, 2010

Marilyn Monroe

Just varnished this new Marilyn Monroe. Oil on canvas. My gallery in Vegas closed a few months ago, so my rep is now hurrying to get me into a new one. Have some exciting projects coming up, so I'm stoked about that. 

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

College and Superheroes

I found this comic I wrote and drew for my final design project, eons ago. The narrative is basically the old "comic" going head to head with the new "graphic novel." Obviously the graphic novel thinks it so much better than the comic — it thinks it's so much more sleek, more cutting edge etc. The comic, of course, has a very long history, and the graphic novel is of course derived from the comic. The info is presented as superheroes that battle each other, and the "mediator" is a regular guy that has to spell out the problems and resolutions to the superheroes.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Nude girl on carpet

Bombarded with work so I wasn't able to get any updates in. I'm working on this piece, and trying to get it done within a civilized time frame. I photographed this particular piece through each stage, as I was working on it. I don't usually do that. 
This stage is the second to last stage. This stage is where I painted out a portion of the painting with white house paint. It's a kind of deconstructing, I guess. I'll be putting graphics on top of that. 
As I was working on this series, I started to feel really comfortable with my new style. I used to use projectors to do my drawing, a kind of amateurish approach. Now I just draw straight onto the canvas with a 2B pencil, and go through 2 to 3 layers of oils, instead of my normal 4 or 5. I haven't been glazing either. Styles evolve, so I guess every series will have inconsistencies.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Luis Caballero

I first saw the work of this artist in Bogota a few years ago. They were huge canvases, oils overlaying charcoal. Washes in oil. Amazing stuff. He's Colombian, but studied in Paris. 

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

New Series

Ok, so here's one of the paintings in the new series I'm working on. It's an oil on canvas, 80" x 48". It's fun to revisit my passion for comics, that I've had ever since I was a kid. The comic work for this is from The Treasure of Tranicos, an original story by Robert E. Howard. Pencilled by John Buscema, inked by Klaus Janson. 
I sold this piece, and when I started, it was really just an experimental painting. I loved the way the mediums looked so I did a series. I'll have 6 paintings when I'm done.

Monday, March 29, 2010


You really don't have an idea of the enormous power of this guy until you see his sculptures face to face. He has that great quality of creating figures based on a keen insight of human anatomy. It's not just a learned process. It's something great figurative artists have. It's a total immersion into the way the body works, the way each joint involves the total articulation of tendons, bones, muscles and skin. And as if that wasn't enough, the fact that he was working in marble, using hand crafted tools. Just pure vision and hard work, and indelible talent. The prodigious amount of work he put out doesn't seem possible.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Couple more sketches for possible new paintings. I watched a doc on Michelangelo last night. Obviously he will be my next post.