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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.
I used to make these paper fortune tellers all the time in junior high.
These themes emerged while I was creating new giftable art for the annual HARK! holiday show and sale at Kaleid Gallery.
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.
This is the largest painting I’ve done yet! It’s a shipping container owned by Veggielution (8′ x 8′ x 20′).
These watercolors are a present commissioned by Mariana for her friend’s upcoming wedding – illustrations of custom cocktails at her reception.
The late afternoon sun and shifting weather created this extraordinary light show with the glassware that splayed, rippled, and caught an occasional tiny rainbow.
Details and a preview of my third solo show at Kaleid Gallery this October.
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.
This was my take on the classic “white cube” primitive for art.
I got the idea of making linoleum prints of a base object that I could vary in simple ways with markers.
More pet portraits – here’s a bunch of dogs I’ve painted so far this year.
Paintings in progress – save the date for October 2019 for my next show at Kaleid Gallery in downtown San José.
The ArtBox Project is an effort to bring more art into neighborhoods by sprucing up overlooked-but-ubiquitous utility boxes.
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!
A timelapse of my painting technique, plus thoughts & rants about digital art tools.
Organized by The Exhibition District, this is a mural created by 100 different artists each painting a 3′ x 3′ square.
This was a quick piece done for an exhibit at Works/San José show, Unity In Diversity. This theme relates to a graphic design project by San Jose State BFA student Javier Yep in 2017 that included a “unity in diversity” flag.
I enjoy painting portraits of pets, and my latest commission was especially fun: pet chickens!
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.