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The Farmer's Fence • 12.5" x 30"

Re-paint: The Farmer’s Fence

This calendar re-paint is about a story of a farmer who loses a sheep because a wolf snuck through a broken part of a fence.

The Monkey's Loss • 12.5" x 30"

Re-paint: The Monkey’s Loss

This calendar re-paint reflects a Chinese folktale about a little monkey who came down from the mountain.

Chinese Folktales (all 6 calendar repaints)

Chinese Folktales on Repainted Calendars

Each of these started off as a giveaway calendar from a Chinese restaurant. I’ve been collecting these and “repainting” them by painting over everything except the main image.

Tumultuous • 5" x 5"

Tumultuous

I’ve been meaning to do more with watercolor pencils to get a better grasp of how to work with them.

A Seat At the Bar • 12" x 12"

A Seat At the Bar

This new painting is based off a photo I took at the Jack Rose, tucked away off Highway 9 between Los Gatos and Saratoga.

Technology: Mixing

Prior Art: Mixing

Mixing is the last of seven technologies I’ve explored in Prior Art: analog media manipulation and vintage virtual reality.

Technology: Reel-to-Reel

Prior Art: Reel-to-Reel

Reel-to-Reel is the sixth of seven technologies I’ve explored in Prior Art: analog media manipulation and vintage virtual reality.

Technology: Transfers

Prior Art: Transfers

Transfers are the fifth of seven technologies I’ve explored in Prior Art: analog media manipulation and vintage virtual reality.

Technology: Darkroom

Prior Art: Darkroom

Darkrooms are the fourth of seven technologies I’ve explored in Prior Art: analog media manipulation and vintage virtual reality.

Technology: Zoëtrope

Prior Art: Zoëtropes

Zoëtropes are the third of seven technologies I’ve explored in Prior Art: analog media manipulation and vintage virtual reality.

Technology: Stereoscopes

Prior Art: Stereoscopes

Stereoscopes are the second of seven technologies I’ve explored in Prior Art: analog media manipulation and vintage virtual reality.

Technology: Typesetting

Prior Art: Typesetting

Typesetting is the first of seven technologies I’ve explored in Prior Art: analog media manipulation and vintage virtual reality.

Prior Art reception (photo by Jillian Cocklin)

“Prior Art” show at Kaleid Gallery

My first solo show, Prior Art, is now up at Kaleid Gallery in downtown San José from now ’til November 25th. The theme of the show is “analog media manipulation and vintage virtual reality.”

3 of 30 original watercolor portraits • 3.2" x 4.2" each

Creepy Ancestors

Because it’s Halloween, and I wanted to loosen up a bit, I leaned a bit more towards caricatures and intentionally skewed them to look creepy.

Coffin Vogue • 2.25" x 7.25" each

Coffin Vogue

A little creative reuse led to these spooky holiday decorations.

The Raven

The Raven

It occurred to me that both this Alice in Wonderland riddle and Poe’s poem “The Raven” reference the same themes: writing, ravens, and a touch of madness.

Statement VIII • 10" x 8"

Statement VIII

This one is my photographer friend Jillian who took the reference shot for Statement I. During a different shoot for reference photos I noticed she was wearing a white shirt while I saw her reviewing photos. I asked to include her in this series, and here she is!

Over the Shoulder • 30" x 20"

Over the Shoulder

This one’s another commission from my friend Kevin. Merry Christmas Allie! I worked from an Instagram photo of her two cats before a windowsill.

Taking a Statement • 12"x12"

Taking a Statement

This started from a detail of Statement VII (the doctor): specifically, a close-up view of his hands jotting down notes. This caught the eye of our friends Kevin and Allison as they both work in writing/journalism and they inquired about a commission.

Edna and Barbara Have Coffee • 12" x 12"

Edna and Barbara Have Coffee

This was a leisurely-to-finish painting based on an old photo that I later realized didn’t quite have enough detail in it.