Friday, August 31, 2012

Lambert the Dinosaur

Here is a quick 30 minute doodle of a compsognathus dinosaur named Lambert. Right now he is playing with a crayon and is lacking personality I think. Some friends and I are doing monthly sketches and this weeks topic was school supplies. I will definitely be doing more studies of Lambert.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

This weeks sale

Is it wrong to draw a pig when ham is on sale? Thoughts? Here are my chalkboard ads for this week. I'm getting better at this I think.

Works for Sale

Just to keep everyone posted, you can buy prints of my work, and iPod/iPhone covers with my art work and much more on  It is a pretty cool site and I have ordered from them before and love my cell phone cover that I received.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Little jobs

I keep trying to find small jobs to keep me busy and motivated. So at the local grocery store, I am now illustrating the chalk board signs every week. This was my first attempt, and hopefully as I get used to it, they will become more elaborate. The managers were pleased, especially compared to what they had before. I'm excited to see how illustrative I can get them to look and still give the message it's supposed to.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

More progress.

I'm continuing to work on the painting of pappy Chet. Tonight I worked on the dog and started to get a feel for the plaid patterned shirt. I do think that some areas on the left side of the figure should be darkened so that the light on the figure itself is more dramatic. Although this picture was taken on a typical afternoon for him, it is actually kind of deep. An old man holding his young dog with a watch on his wrist. Maybe it's just late and I'm looking to deep into it, but after years of looking for meanings of paintings in my art history classes, it's kind of cool/annoying to be doing it on my own paintings. Especially one that isn't complete. I will make one comment that is true though.... I am not a fine artist. This is still just a painting of my grandfather and his dog.

Friday, August 3, 2012


Have to love baking cookies with Caleb at 12:30am and being able to blog about it from my phone! Definitely having a great start to my weekend. Being able to spend time with Caleb, and having my sister and her family visit from their new home in Boston. Their son, Leif, is getting so big!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Back to my painting...

I was working on a painting a few months ago and finally got myself into working on it again. Here is some progress I made yesterday. I'm still working on the basic tones of the painting. Clearly I have no facial detail in the man or dog. The last thing I paint is usually the first thing you see in a painting. So I try to make that look the best.