Monday, April 21, 2008

Pawn Shop Guitar

This girl has enough to make her happy.

When I was 12, I bought a guitar at a pawn shop for $18. I was totally in love with it, and as soon as I woke up the next morning, I grabbed it and started tuning it. My mother, who has a gift for photography, took my picture, and it looks like this. I can't take an ounce of credit for this composition, but the painting is mine, even though it is in a completly different style than usual.

Friday, April 11, 2008


I'm posting this for Illustration Friday. I'm calling this piece The Also Rans for IF's topic this week, which is fail.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Red Riding Hood

A little fairy tale for Illustration Friday!

There is a song by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs about the wolf in Little Red Liding Hood; how he is going to try to behave himself so that she won't be scared, and he hopes that she might end up liking him. This painting is about how how some girls tame the big bad wolf, safe on her Throne.

Friday, April 4, 2008

In a show

My painting Prelude and Fugue is in a show at the Limner Gallery in Hudson, New York. You can see the show online at The name of the show is Juxtapositions. It is an exhibition of art that was created with no references, that is, totally made up, shown alongside pieces that were created using direct references. It is an interesting show with some good pieces. If you care to see it, please click the link above.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Mrs. Swift Learns to Speak Boy

For IF's challenge this week: strings

It might be kind of hard to see, but those are little Lego men tying down Mrs. Swift.

This is the third state of this drawing, done on coquille paper with graphite, 8.5" x 12". I have to start working larger!