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We Were Seeds mural for Élyse Restaurant

This mural is part of the early response, organized by Local Color, to support local businesses with art of hope & solidarity after the first weekend of protests following the murder of George Floyd.

Portrait of TJ

Like Tobey (from Tobey’s Gaze), TJ has a bunch of fluffy white fur and a piercing gaze.

Pet portrait: Mia

This is a fun combination of a few techniques I’ve been wanting to try more: an extreme crop, asymmetric multiple canvases, and textures.

Wave Daydream I & II

When I’m feeling stuck I usually end up doing art that either tries out different textures or different media.

Feline Family Portrait

This is the most ambitious pet portrait I’ve done to date: five distinct cats, from completely separate reference photos, combined to appear to be sitting together.

Fortune Teller

I used to make these paper fortune tellers all the time in junior high.

Haberdasher Early Evening

While figuring out what to paint for this year for the Works/SJ benefit, I realized I’ve done a few paintings that have aligned into a new series of their own.

Veggielution container mural

This is the largest painting I’ve done yet! It’s a shipping container owned by Veggielution (8′ x 8′ x 20′).

Cocktail Watercolors

These watercolors are a present commissioned by Mariana for her friend’s upcoming wedding – illustrations of custom cocktails at her reception.

“Flight Delay” show at Kaleid Gallery

The late afternoon sun and shifting weather created this extraordinary light show with the glassware that splayed, rippled, and caught an occasional tiny rainbow.

Local Color: Gallery 408

I contributed a low mural here in the theme of reclaiming and reusing space, latching onto the idea of the physical markers that signal that.

Dreaming of Outside

This was my take on the classic “white cube” primitive for art.

Pet portraits: Dog edition

More pet portraits – here’s a bunch of dogs I’ve painted so far this year.

ArtBox: The Illuminated Iris

The ArtBox Project is an effort to bring more art into neighborhoods by sprucing up overlooked-but-ubiquitous utility boxes.

Pet portraits: Cat edition

I put out a call for pet portraits early in the year and have done quite a few since then. Most of them I held off on posting because they were gifts and I didn’t want to spoil the surprise. This batch is cats!

Digital painting thoughts

A timelapse of my painting technique, plus thoughts & rants about digital art tools.

100 Block mural in downtown San José

Organized by The Exhibition District, this is a mural created by 100 different artists each painting a 3′ x 3′ square.

A trio of chicken portraits

I enjoy painting portraits of pets, and my latest commission was especially fun: pet chickens!

Shimmer

Continuing my tradition of creating new works to donate to the annual Works/San José benefit auction, here’s one that echoes some of the artful cropping of the Statement paintings but with a new subject matter.

Outgrowth I

I haven’t done many abstract works so this is a bit of an exploration for me.