Sunday, September 24, 2006


Dont know what im going on here but somehting has clicked. In the past I have done three paintings of cowboys and they have been some of my most successfull. In fact I have had offers on all three, and sold one. I am thinking that a re-investigation of this area is needed. So far here are some sketches that have popped up.

Japan is going very well. My students are crazy as ever. They are crazy good at ping pong. I play with them after my classes and basically get rocked and reminded that I am definetaly not Japanese. They are crazy crazy good.

I have been to a lot of juseums here and have just recently re-discovered that a museum is a great way to spend a day. SO all of you out there in TV land shoul def. go to one in your area. its 12 bucks and worth it times over.


Gimme some input if your diggin the new sketching route or have anyhitng else to add. I love the comments!

Friday, September 15, 2006

Some progress, but not enough

I made a little progresson the japan Painting.

I am thinkgin of doing another wire painting, and then a piece in the same style as a disney cartoon...WHY?

I recently visited a museum that was sdhowing art form previous disney films. Some art was form Peter Pan, pinnochi etc. Really neat stuff. It was a sort of inspiraitonal moment, as things like disney movies and such are really the reasons any of us got started with art. Creation and wonderment and the fun in these films is a real important part of my childhood.

So why not make paintings that capture it? I would also like to make a direct comment on the role of Disney in my life, and also how good they are at developing a sense of story in every individual frame. So I will probabvly make the painting replicate the cartoon cell feeling for the characters and any moving objects, and then the backgournds have more detail. Should be interesting I will post some sketches.

For now here is a couple shots form the disney book about the show.
aaaah Peter Pan

Thursday, September 14, 2006


Blogs are one of those things you must wonder... does anyone care?

Well I suppose that all things have to start small. Here is what I have been up to. The self portrait, and then the wire paitning were done in prior weeks. The girl painting and then the little sketch are products of this week. I will probably be updating on a weekly basis. SKOOB

Monday, September 11, 2006

First Post, and not the last damnit!

So it turns out it is much much easier to blog on this website than creating it day after day on my html site. I like the layout/feel of this much better, and it is much easier for me to update it. Anyways, I will be maintaining this fairly well- depending on the number of this I am getting and the time I have.