Friday, January 26, 2007

A cold night on the prairie

Interweb, meet PD. PD, the interweb. I painted him yesterday. My original plan was for him to be holding a bullhorn, but I changed my mind last minute. I was watching Will Farrell and Sacha Baron Cohen kiss in the background and PD got caught up in the torrid romantic passion. Next thing I knew my lap was wet from his tears, snot glistening on his tiny black nose. I offered him my handkerchief, and as so he is preserved for eternity. I think there should be a new rule: every NASCAR race should end with the top two racers kissing. Please?

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Giraffe for Vaden

Last summer I took a trip down to southern Oregon with some friends, where I first spent time with Vaden. He was 18 months old at the time, and already knew the difference between a rhododendron and a juniper. We spent some lovely times together walking along the river. Apparently since then he has been telling everyone who will listen about his friend Katie. He says "we held hands in the summertime and played. In the sunshine." I love this boy. His second birthday is in a few days, and he's getting a Giraffe...its about half done.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Oh Robster, My Lobster

I had a fabulous winter day yesterday. A reunion with friends that haven't shared a space in 11 years, carrot-apple-coconut-ginger soup, lamb... And I finally turned in my application to OCOM. The afternoon was spent attending to my new favorite lobster: Robster. He is very close to being done. I might just let him go as he is, take the rubber bands off ...

Monday, January 15, 2007


I am sleep-deprived and have been painting more than 10 hours a day for too many days in a row. It's like my own private vision quest. Here's the teaser for the moon god...I like him so far although i need to work on the brightness of the torso, and decide what goes in the top foot...perhaps a realistic moon?

Sunday, January 14, 2007


A custom piece commissioned by a man in Chicago has been taking up my creative time--unfortunately the spiny lobster got pushed to the background. Here are the two kitties...In my frenzy I began another painting yesterday afternoon, a portrait of Thoth, but with more of a life-like feel. Lets just leave it at that for now. Coming soon: previews of the lobster and the egyptian stud...

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Virgin Entry

With these words, blogging maidenhead, I thee rupture.
My 30th and final painting of 2006 was ceremoniously completed shortly before the striking of midnight on the 31st. "My Green Thumb" was gently inspired by Salvador Dali and my left hand, an ever-patient model. Yesterday I began work on a giant lobster, continuing with the graded tan background theme. He's a handsome crustacean, and i hope to have him ready for dinner by tomorrow.