Sunday, December 28, 2008

I am reposting stage 3.  I  still have quite a bit of work on this but thought you might enjoy the progress.  I just did some more experiments with my camera.  Word of advice... most of you know  but, make sure and do some experiments with the white balance on your camera before shooting your work.  (I was to eager to post it)  

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Have been working on this on and off.  Sorry about the bad color, I am having issues with my camera capturing the correct color.  The flesh tones are much more realistic.  I will be posting the final product when it is done.  Going to have some drinks with a friend... you all should do the same.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Painting of Red

This is the in progress portrait I am working on of Red.  I am not sure what it is but, I am really enjoying the meditative process of working in this format.  Listening to Bon Iver while working on this painting...  Another great midwest musician.

Tree Painting

This painting has not been shown.  I thought I would post it to get some feedback.  I usually don't work with landscapes but I really enjoyed the process of letting the paint do what it must.  The intent was to represent the complexity, love, fear, and growth of a marriage.  I currently am struggling with this style I have developed.  I have been studying several old masters and other contemporary realist painters and have been feeling the drive to work in a more traditional manner.  I have spent so many years doing photoshop illustration and I have always tried to do paintings I would never attempt in the computer.  Having such respect for craftsmanship and a real ability to draw the human form, I am currently working on a painting of my wife with a more realist approach.  I will be posting my progress.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


I have been working on 7 images of gods in the current film project.  Here is a concept illustration that I finished last night.  I felt the large hands were the key to enlightenment.

Saturday, December 13, 2008