Thursday, October 30, 2008

Brewery Art Walk this weekend

The Brewery is the largest Artists colony in Los Angeles (some say the world...). Twice a year, the Brewery opens its doors to the public, and yes, its that time again. I will be showing with Marina Massaro and Daniel Brooks. Please come by and say hello!

I will be there 11AM- 6PM Sunday. Loft E26.

(Directions here)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Painting for Mary Claire

Last weekend I delivered a commissioned piece to a client (and now friends) in Carmel/Pebble Beach. This was a difficult piece for many reasons. The painting is of three sisters, two of whom died when they were teenagers. It was commissioned as a gift to Mary Claire, the third sister in the painting. Obviously, I wanted to make sure I honored them all, but at the same time I was experimenting a lot with new techniques and being a lot less literal than I usually am with a painting. The photo I had as reference was very small and cropped differently from how I wanted to compose the painting, so I had to make a lot up.

Her husband Michael had asked me to unveil the painting at her birthday party. I was a little nervous about that (terrified, actually). Fortunately, it went well. She loved the painting.

Michael surprised Mary Claire with a painting for her birthday....

MC, Michael,& me...MC is taking another peak at the painting

Talking technique...

Birthday Party day 2... friends and family gathered at Mary Claire & Michael's and we hung the painting.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Pieces of Art

I've been working on this commissioned piece for quite a while. It will be delivered to my client's wife this weekend as a surprise. So rather than post the whole thing, here are a few sections...

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Exciting week in the world of Politics

Meanwhile, in the Senate.... you'd think the focus would be on the economy, since its on the brink of disaster and all.

Nah, they decided to take time on the last day of their session to pass the Sean Bentley Orphaned Works Act.

So now it goes to Congress.

More info here at the Illustrator's Partnership Blog.