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Hues/Muse: Toys & Musicians

Here’s the full set of vinyl toys & musician portraits I made for the Hues/Muse artist takeover at Chromatic Coffee last month.

Statement VII

Since starting the Statement series I’ve been on the lookout for interesting variations on white fabrics. It occurred to me that there are a few occupations that include uniforms or articles of clothing that fit the bill.

Statement VI

Got this lovely late afternoon shot for the latest painting, part of the Statement series.

Statement V

Dave is a connoisseur of bowties and has written an eBook all about them. He had this great photo for the cover, so in exchange for borrowing it for a painting, I created a few layout options for the cover.

Statement IV

The Statement series is mostly individuals, but this lovely pose was too good to pass up.

Statement III

A friend of mine has this neat leather motorcycle jacket, and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to paint a different type of material.

Statement II

Another figure & fabric Statement exploration, this time where the drape of fabric comes from the surroundings.

Statement I

I’m starting a series of paintings to explore two things I’ve wanted to work at more: figures and fabric.

Life drawing, and reprogramming how you see

Content warning! Life drawing == nudity. I’m seeking out opportunities to do life drawing so I can get a bit more attuned to gesture and anatomy. I’d ultimately like to get better at representing facial expression and body language.


I wanted to explore some of the positions and expressions people fall into without thinking about it…hence this once, tapping on the phone that’s not there.

2013 Year in Review, and things to come

It’s been almost a year since I’ve posted on here, a year in which I have tackled a few bigger things (for me) artistically.

A lady and her dog

I drew this one with a cheapo ballpoint pen in the same brown craft paper notebook that I took to Hawaii and Norway.

Samovar Detour

I didn’t have any artist trading cards with me, so I sketched this on the back of a business card with a rapidly fading felt pen.

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 &…

Alan a la Houdini

A couple of months ago I wanted to get some practice with portraiture, and took a bunch of photos in the somewhat dramatic lighting near the drawing table.

Sketch: Olympic swimmers

Today, watched women’s volleyball and men’s swimming.

Sketch: Twist

It’s been a little while since I tried drawing poses from my imagination.