Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Work in Progress...

Currently working on a new set of paintings right now.  Hopefully I'll have them up soon.  Stay tuned!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


24 x 12, acrylic on canvas.

So it seems I was too late pointing out Pushing Daisies, because they won't be renewing it past the thirteen episodes that have already been shot for season two.  It's a shame that fun, unique shows like this end up getting axed before getting a chance to develop an audience, while the same old cop and lawyer shows keep on getting churned out.  I've heard they hope to continue the story in comic book form, but as much of a fan I am of comics, I'd prefer they would just wrap things up in television format.  It's a rare case for the magic to be captured in comic form without the actor's voices and pacing to match what's written and drawn.  The show was going strong its first season, but the writer's strike prevented it from getting a full season in.  I wonder if things would have turned out differently for it then?  In any case, I still recommend checking it out on DVD.

In any case, I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


40x30, acrylic on canvas.  It's a big one!  Let me know what you think.

I'd also like to take the time to recommend a show to anyone looking for something fun and different: Pushing Daisies.  Part fairy tale, part murder mystery, part comedy, and party romance, this show is one of a kind.  It's hard to even explain the premise behind it, but this youtube video presents it pretty succinctly.  My recommendation would be watch it from the beginning, which shouldn't be too hard since it's first season was cut short by the writer's strike.  But don't let that stop you from checking it out Wednesday nights at 7 PM (central) on ABC.  This is one of my favorite shows, and it should be your's as well!  Go check it out!

Monday, November 10, 2008


16x12, acrylic on canvas.  Apparently, trying to pay overdue bills with drawings doesn't work so well these days: "Broke Man Tries Paying Bill With a Picture of a Spider"

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

In Thought

12 x 16, acrylic on canvas.  It feels good to finally know who will be the next President of the U.S.  A rather historic one to boot!  Now we can finally move on and stop hearing all about campaigns and the baggage that comes with them.  Is there a more relaxing time than the day after an election?  I think not!

Saturday, November 1, 2008


36 x 24, acrylic on canvas.  This was pretty fun to do.  :)  Let me know what you think!

Monday, October 27, 2008


14 x 11, acrylic on canvas.  Our office is still in disarray at the moment, as we continue to get the new furniture in and old furniture out.  The walls are already painted a pleasant blue color, and a few of the new bookshelves are up, so we're moving along.  Is it weird that I'm excited for all the shelf space we're going to have?

Friday, October 24, 2008


24 x 36, acrylic on canvas.  There's rumblings of our office being painted & rearranged, with the goal of more shelf-space.  I'm all for that!  We're also in the process of creating a more proper website for my paintings.  The blog will still be here, but now there will be an easier way to look at all my work without scrolling all over the place.  Stay tuned!

PS: This painting may become available as a print, depending on how things end up looking.  I'll let you know if that comes to fruition.  Stay even more tuned!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Bony Bug

14 x 11, acrylic on canvas.  This is my first time with an insect.  It was a little tricky trying to paint in this style with the skinny legs.  How do you think it came out?

Saturday, October 18, 2008


12 x 24, acrylic on canvas.  It's been a while since we've gone climbing.  Pretty sure we need to change that soon.  Otherwise, I'll be lucky to make it up four feet, let alone forty! 

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Just a Glance

14 x 11, acrylic on canvas.  Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Glow in the Bark

14 x 11, acrylic on canvas.  Arf!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


16 x 20, acrylic on canvas.  We hit up the corn maze at Richardson Farm this weekend.  They offer you maps with various points that you can try to find in order to punch holes in the maps.  They're divided up into various sections, but you can do all of them if you want, causing you to find 24 separate stations and going through practically the entire maze.  It's starting to become a Fall tradition for us to go there and do the entire maze.  If you're dedicated enough, you can finish it in about an hour and a half, barring getting stuck behind large, slow groups of people.  This was our first year attempting it with a (nearly) full moon, and neat as it is to have your path lit for you only by the moon, it does little good for reading a map.  ;)  The very first time we did the maze a few years ago, we didn't have flashlights with us and had to use our cellphones to see the map.  I have no idea how we managed, but we made it the whole way through with our phones practically out of batteries.  Good times!

Saturday, October 11, 2008


20 x 16, acrylic on canvas.  Our neighbor's across the street are moving today, and they're taking their three (we always thought they only had two) shelties with them.  We didn't see those dogs too often, but it was always a treat when we did.  I don't even know if anyone's bought that house yet.  One house next door to us has been empty for almost a year and a half, and now we may have another empty house across the street.  Nobody wants to live near us, I guess.  The only question is, how can I turn one of these houses into a studio without anyone knowing?  Hmmm...

Friday, October 10, 2008


30 x 24, acrylic on canvas.  My wife is a big fan of climbing, and I'm slowly starting to get the (no pun intended) hang of it myself.  Of course, a fear of heights makes it that much more difficult to come to grips with (again, not intended).  Thanks to her for help with the title.  I feel like that brings this painting to new heights!  (Okay, that pun was intended.  And pretty weak.  :P )

Thursday, October 9, 2008


30 x 24, acrylic on canvas.  Comments and critiques are always welcome!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Golden Mop

"Golden Mop", 24 x 18, acrylic on canvas.  This one almost got away from me a couple times.  It's the first time I've tried focusing on hair.  Let me know what you think about it in the comments!

Monday, October 6, 2008


I had the darndest time figuring out how to show the rock this climber was on. I think the solution I came up with works pretty well. What do you think? Prints for this are available here.

Game On

So much for Chicago's hopes of baseball glory this year, huh? Oh well, here's a snazzy baseball themed digital painting to help cope with this untimely tragedy. Print available here!


Acrylic on 24 x 18 canvas. I almost did more with this, but cooler heads told me to stop. Glad they did! Let me know what you think. Quack!


Acrylic on 8x8 canvas. I'm pretty happy with how this one came out. Hopefully I can continue to make small paintings like this.


6 x 8, acrylic on canvas

This was my first attempt at this painting style on a relatively small scale. It was surprisingly trickier doing it this small, but I think I managed alright. What do you think?

Sunday, October 5, 2008


Done in Photoshop. Print available here!


Done in Photoshop. Print available here.

Figure 1, digital

This is my first attempt at digital painting with this style. I'm pretty satisfied with the result. More to come from this! Print available here.

Commissioned Paintings

These are a few commissions I've done over the last few years.

Friday, October 3, 2008

A few more paintings...

Many more paintings to come in the next few days!  :)

Some Paintings


Welcome to! You'll find all kinds of acrylic & digital paintings done by me, and I'll continue to post new work as I complete it. Please feel free to post comments to let me know what you think or even just to say hello!