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~For Sale~

 

Original Paintings and Illustrations

In addition to the pieces below, I do commissions! See (example 1 / example 2).
Send me what you’re thinking about and I’ll mock up possible layouts/size options for you.

Elevate

Elevate • acrylic
48″x36″

$3700

The Raven

The Raven • acrylic
28.125″x34.125″ framed

$1200

Untapped

Untapped • acrylic
25.5″x13.5″ framed

$650

Emilio Sets Type

Emilio Sets Type • acrylic
19.5″x25.5″ framed

$1200

Omid & Ashlea See the World

Omid & Ashlea See the World • acrylic
25.5″x19.5″ framed

$1200

Marcela Animates

Marcela Animates • acrylic
25.5″x19.5″ framed

$1200

Deb Trims the Screen

Deb Trims the Screen • acrylic
19.5″x25.5″ framed

$1200

Jillian Adjusts the Tone

Jillian Adjusts the Tone • acrylic
25.5″x19.5″ framed

$1200

Steve Plans the Transition

Steve Plans the Transition • acrylic
25.5″x19.5″ framed

$1200

Escalation

Escalation • charcoal & ink
25.25″ x 14.75″ framed

$250

Loki I

Loki I • ink & colored pencil
9″ x 11″ framed

$80

Loki II

Loki II • ink & colored pencil
9″ x 11″ framed

$80

Cat's In the Cradle

Cat’s In the Cradle • acrylic on vinyl
12″ x 12″

$120

The Man In the Moon

The Man In the Moon • acrylic on vinyl
12″ x 12″

$120

Roots: Carrot

Roots: Carrot • watercolor
8″ x 10″ framed

$80

Roots: Garlic

Roots: Garlic • watercolor
8″ x 10″ framed

$80

Roots: Ginger

Roots: Ginger • watercolor
8″ x 10″ framed

$80

Roots: Lettuce

Roots: Lettuce • watercolor
8″ x 10″ framed

$80

Roots: Onion

Roots: Onion • watercolor
8″ x 10″ framed

$80

Roots: Potato

Roots: Potato • watercolor
8″ x 10″ framed

$80

Roots: Radish

Roots: Radish • watercolor
8″ x 10″ framed

$80

Harvest: Papayas

Harvest: Papayas • colored pencil
5.75″ x 5.75″ framed

$80

Edith O'Gorman

Edith O’ Gorman (Language of Flowers) • 10″x12.5″ framed

$100

Shadow Puppet: Deer

Shadow Puppet: Deer • ink & charcoal
10″ x 12″ framed

$60

Shadow Puppet: Eagle

Shadow Puppet: Eagle • ink & charcoal
12″ x 10″ framed

$60

Shadow Puppet: Wolf

Shadow Puppet: Wolf • ink & charcoal
10″ x 12″ framed

$60

Peace, Love, and Understanding I

Peace, Love, and Understanding I • colored pencil
7.5″x8″ framed

$60

Peace, Love, and Understanding II

Peace, Love, and Understanding II • colored pencil
7.5″x8″ framed

$60

Peace, Love, and Understanding IV

Peace, Love, and Understanding IV • colored pencil
7.5″x8″ framed

$60

Bathers I

Bathers I • watercolor
9.75″x11.75″ framed

$80

Bathers II

Bathers II • watercolor
9.75″x11.75″ framed

$80

Bathers III

Bathers III • watercolor
9.75″x11.75″ framed

$80

Bathers IV

Bathers IV • watercolor
9.75″x11.75″ framed

$80

Bathers V

Bathers V • watercolor
9.75″x11.75″ framed

$80

Bathers VI

Bathers VI • watercolor
9.75″x11.75″ framed

$80

Bob Marley

Bob Marley • charcoal & acrylic
~16″x22″

$175

Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks • charcoal & acrylic
~16″x22″

$175

Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper • charcoal & acrylic
~16″x22″

$175

Eddie Vedder

Eddie Vedder • charcoal & acrylic
~16″x22″

$175

Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper • charcoal & acrylic
~16″x22″

$175

Weird Al Yankovic

“Weird Al” Yankovic • charcoal & acrylic
~16″x22″

$175

Tina Turner

Tina Turner • charcoal & acrylic
~16″x22″

$175

 

 

Paintings on “Found” Items

The Dragon God

The Dragon God • 12.5″x29″

$88

The Monkey's Loss

Monkey’s Loss • 12.5″x30″

$88

The Farmer's Fence

The Farmer’s Fence • 12.5″x30″

$88

Ye Xian

Ye Xian • 12.5″x30″

$88

The Rooster's Crown

Rooster’s Crown • 12.5″x29″

$88

Bay Bridge \ Anonymous

Bay Bridge \ Anonymous • acrylic on found canvas
25.5″x21.5″

$295

Underwater \ Anonymous

Underwater \ Anonymous • acrylic on found canvas
25.5″x21.5″

$325

Winter Forest \ Anonymous

Winter Forest \ Anonymous • acrylic on found canvas
21.5″x25.5″

$295

Pumpkin \ Anonymous

Pumpkin \ Anonymous • acrylic on found canvas
15.5″x13.5″

$135

Amaryllis \ Anonymous

Amaryllis \ Anonymous • acrylic on found canvas
13.5″x15.5″

$155

Heartwood – JH

Heartwood – JH • acrylic on found canvas
21.5″x25.5″

$295

Burnt Forest / Anonymous

Burnt Forest / Anonymous • acrylic on found canvas
15.5″x13.5″

$155

Tropical Sailboat / Annie M

Tropical Sailboat / Annie M • acrylic on found canvas
15.5″x13.5″

$135

City Sunset / AP

City Sunset / AP • acrylic on found canvas
25.5″x21.5″

$325

Night Mountains / Brooke P

Night Mountains / Brooke P • acrylic on found canvas
21.5″x25.5″

$325

Ocean Arches / Leslie

Ocean Arches / Leslie • acrylic on found canvas
25.5″x21.5″

$325

Snowpeak Lake / Tammy

Snowpeak Lake / Tammy • acrylic on found canvas
19.5″x16.5″

$225

 

 

Fine Art Prints & Books

Prints can be on watercolor paper, maple, or metal. The base prices shown below are for watercolor paper prints.

Prior Art (signed book)

Prior Art (signed book) • 53 pages, full color
8″ x 8″

$25

Corridor

Corridor • fine art print
12″x12″ original size

Starting at $70 for 12″x12″
(up to 40″x40″)

A Seat At the Bar

A Seat At the Bar • fine art print
12″x12″ original size

Starting at $70 for 12″x12″
(up to 40″x40″)

The Complete Tomato

The Complete Tomato • fine art print
12″x12″ original size

Starting at $70 for 12″x12″
(up to 40″x40″)

Edna and Barbara Have Coffee

Edna and Barbara Have Coffee • fine art print
12″x12″ original size

Starting at $70 for 12″x12″
(up to 40″x40″)

Lena and Manny After Dinner

Lena and Manny After Dinner • fine art print
12″x12″ original size

Starting at $70 for 12″x12″
(up to 40″x40″)

Barbara Makes a Wish

Barbara Makes a Wish • fine art print
12″x12″ original size

Starting at $70 for 12″x12″
(up to 40″x40″)

Reino In Focus

Reino In Focus • fine art print
12″x12″ original size

Starting at $70 for 12″x12″
(up to 40″x40″)

Statement I

Statement I • fine art print
8″x10″ original size

Starting at $40 for 8″x10″
(up to 50″x64″)

Statement II

Statement II • fine art print
10″x8″ original size

Starting at $40 for 8″x10″
(up to 50″x64″)

Statement III

Statement III • fine art print
8″x10″ original size

Starting at $40 for 8″x10″
(up to 50″x64″)

Statement IV

Statement IV • fine art print
10″x8″ original size

Starting at $40 for 8″x10″
(up to 50″x64″)

Statement V

Statement V • fine art print
8″x10″ original size

Starting at $40 for 8″x10″
(up to 50″x64″)

Statement VI

Statement VI • fine art print
10″x8″ original size

Starting at $40 for 8″x10″
(up to 50″x64″)

Statement VII

Statement VII • fine art print
8″x10″ original size

Starting at $40 for 8″x10″
(up to 50″x64″)

Statement VIII

Statement VIII • fine art print
10″x8″ original size

Starting at $40 for 8″x10″
(up to 50″x64″)

Tahuya

Tahuya • fine art print
24″x36″ original size

Starting at $100 for 12″x16″ (up to 20″x30″)

Tobey's Gaze

Tobey’s Gaze • fine art print
12″x12″ original size

Starting at $70 for 12″x12″
(up to 40″x40″)

The Big Yawn

The Big Yawn • fine art print
20″x16″ original size

Starting at $40 for 10″x8″,
or $80 for 15″x12″

Phases of the Peach

Phases of the Peach • fine art print
21.5″x21.5″ original size

Starting at $70 for 12″x12″
(up to 48″x48″)

Force of Habit

Force of Habit • fine art print
30″x24″ original size

Starting at $40 for 10″x8″,
or $80 for 15″x12″

Electromagnetic

Electromagnetic • 2015, 15″x30″ orig.

Starts at $100 for 10″x20″

Re-paint: The Dragon God

The Dragon God • 12.5" x 29"

The Dragon God • 12.5″ x 29″

Update: This is the first of what ended up being a series of Chinese folktale calendar repaints.

There’s a Chinese restaurant called House of Chu within walking distance that looked somewhat questionable from the front, but once we finally went in, it ended up pretty tasty. For some reason they were also giving away calendar scrolls. I’ve been looking for interesting things for re-paint projects that wouldn’t involve a nearly-complete re-paint, and this was just the ticket.

I wasn’t entirely sure what to do with it, so as a first step I mixed up a similar yellow to fill in the background. I opted not to fill in the calendar areas entirely, so if you look closely you can see some of the dates along the side, and “San Jose” around the bottom. I have no clue what it said originally in the top left.

The first time I saw this I imagined water flowing down the steps and into the courtyard. Why? Heck if I know. I added it, flowing magically from a spot inside of the building and it looked right. And then I got utterly stuck about what to do next. I knew I wanted to add something in the sky above the whole thing, possibly clouds or cranes. I’d taken a photo of the scroll-in-progress and attempted to use the Brushes iPhone app to sketch out the clouds while on the train to SF one day. After less-than-stellar results, so I ditched that approach.

I decided to dig around and see if there were any stories from Chinese mythology involving water. I found a few promising deities but next to no stories, and none seemed like a good match. But Chinese dragons–ah ha. Those have both the association with water and the weather, and can fly. Dragons it is! I used Photoshop for a test run of the clouds, and the dragon foot. One reference printout and a bit of painting later, and it’s done.

Never actually used this for its intended purpose.

The mighty House of Chu

There's a little sun-speckling on the "before", and I forgot to grab the camera before beginning to paint. Oops!

Before/after: mountains

Again, I started painting over the steps prior to the "before" photo.

Before/after: courtyard

Fast and easy to try out, assuming I've taken good photos (which always ends up an afterthought on these).

Photoshop mockup of clouds

Merrie Monarch hula

Time off plus a dearth of airline miles recently led us, happily, to Hawaii–the Big Island in particular. We went on a whirlwind tour of it seven & a half years ago for our honeymoon, and have been wanting to go back and spend more time at Volcanoes National Park and pretty much everywhere else on the island. The timing was fortunate, as the week we went was also the Merrie Monarch Festival. The highlight is three days of hula competitions, which attract the best performers from around the islands and the mainland. Tickets are extremely difficult to come by, so each of the nights we picked up takeout and settled in our room to watch it on the local acccess channel, with the chorus of singsong chirping frogs outside for background.

The dancing and costumes were lovely, so I worked in a little sketching while watching. The competition days were as follows: Day 1 was Miss Aloha (singles), Day 2 was ancient hula (group), and Day 3 was modern (group). The ancient hulas all included chants, and existed prior to 1893 or so. I thought the modern hulas would be more…well, modern, but in this case they were mostly from the 20’s and 30’s. In one hula shown on the third sketch, the performers sat down and tied tiny drums on their thighs to tap as they chanted. I ended up not having more than a half-dozen pages of sketches, though,  because I was too busy watching.

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Lots of big dresses

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Tiny dancers

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Aloha!

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