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Reject pile for Natural Conclusions

About 15-20% of what I came across ended up working for this particular project. Here are the various reasons why pieces were either non-starters or failed along the way.

“Natural Conclusions” show at Kaleid Gallery

This show is the culmination of two years of collecting amateur landscapes in need of a little love.

“Natural Conclusions” – a new solo show at Kaleid Gallery

This March is my second solo show at Kaleid Gallery in downtown San José!

Force of Habit

I started this one in college as an figure painting exploration with a particular focus on hands and feet.

Breakfast Triptych

When I get stuck, I’ll paint or draw food. It’s an easy way to get past my indecision and get right to the craft of it, and often gives me an opportunity to try out new techniques, patterns, or textures.

Corridor

I was struck by the lighting and the rhythm of the layout. Two other people were there, quietly enjoying a dinner, so I surreptitiously snagged a photo that I decided to make into a painting.

Cat’s In the Cradle series for “Extended Play”

I went with the first thing that came to mind since it had a few distinct images in it: Cat’s In the Cradle by Harry Chapin (or Ugly Kid Joe, depending on your era).

Painting the Fjord at Tahuya

This is a painting of Tahuya, a spot in Washington that has a genuine inland fjord. Fjords: not all in Norway!

Zelda-style helmet repaint

This is a Zelda-themed repaint for my friend Jeremy who has a whole black/white/red setup for his motorcycle & gear.

Roots series

In celebration of the warmer weather and the end of the drought, I created this series of things that grow in the ground. I always like cutaway-style illustrations so I created a view of what’s above and below the ground.

Live Painting for Cinequest 2017: Elevate

When I thought of the theme, “Elevate”, I thought about how people express themselves with gestures. I picked a movie for each of the 13 days of Cinequest to be represented here by gestures from one of their characters.

Bel Bacio Featured Artist for February

I just finished hanging a dozen pieces of art at Bel Bacio coffee shop in San Jose’s Little Italy.

Re-paint: The Rooster’s Crown

This calendar’s story is about how the rooster got his crown.

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.

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 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

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

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

Prior Art: Mixing

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

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.