Ink & watercolor on Arches cold pressed watercolor paper.
"Jungle Cat" Drawn with a Pilot Falcon SEF using Platinum Carbon Ink and painted with Holbein watercolors.
It's definitely been a bit since I've posted, sorry about that, things have gotten very chaotic very quickly. I'm officially less than a month out from graduation (the finish line is almost here!), which also means it's time for my teachers to cram in projects. Other than that, I'm happy to say I received two official art commissions! I'm hoping to get something set up to hopefully begin selling some pieces, but, for now, I'll have some pieces in a gallery soon. Things, things, things, and Tony's face. Part of a larger project, hopefully to be completed soon.
A few drawings/paintings from my class this week. I like to work alongside my students.
Experimenting today with an oil transfer drawing technique. The red and purple lines are oil drawn/transferred to hot press 140 pound watercolor paper with watercolor applied. The oil resists the watercolor.
It's an odd feeling to reexperience the old anger and frustration I thought I had overcome, but, in all reality, I've been letting it creep back in for a while now. There was a moment of fear, it's still in the back of my mind, I'm afraid to slip back into the mental place I was a couple of years back. I'd like to say I've finally realized that it's ok to be afraid, and even a bit frustrated, but it's a matter of how I handle those emotions and my own reactions that make the difference.
Graphite and iron oxide recovered from acid mind runoff on watercolor paper
Autumn is a peculiar time, I suppose. It's one of the prettiest times of the year (in my opinion) and one of the most mysterious. I'm not sure what it is that leads to it, but my mental state always shifts dramatically during this time, not always in the best way. I don't know. The transition is darker and murkier.
Loving working with these itty bitties!
Gouache on Arches watercolor paper. I have been living overseas for 6 years now with my wife. (Originally from the states) We have lived in Seoul, South Korea, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Tel Aviv, Israel, and in the Summer we will move once again to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. So this is a painting is a sort of self-portrait.
It's crazy to think that we've been in a pandemic for a year or to think we could ever get used to this new way of life. March 13th, 2020 was the day everything stopped for me: it was the last day I went to school and the last day I went to gymnastics for 5 months. The promise of two weeks' time, something I somewhat desperately held onto. Going into this, no one knew what to expect, it was the first time many of us saw life as we know it stop. Quarantine has definitely taught me a lot emotionally, mentally, and how to reach out and work through (and what bad panic attacks feel like :) ). I think it also goes without saying that I got through most of this because of the people around me, and I can't say enough how grateful I am to be surrounded by such amazing people. So, here I am. Life is still pretty rocky, but it's a process. Thank you to everyone who's been along for the ride so far ❤
"Ring" - Inktober day 1. Drawn with a Pilot Custom 743 PO, Holbein watercolor.
Passing time while in the car for hours
Final illustration for a Heart Healthy cook book. watercolor on cold press illustration board.
A couple of pages from my 2017 art journal. Lots of random thoughts and doodles!
Watercolor practice inspired by a Jan Mankes painting and recent weather.
I know this isn't an elaborate piece and I know I've posted different cards before, but I just wanted to wish everyone a merry Christmas and happy holidays! I hope everyone is doing well and can enjoy the time left in 2020. Thank you for being so supportive of my art, and for sharing some of the most incredible art I've ever seen!
Greek mythology around the crow, its feathers, Apollo and Coronis.
This happy pup is made with collage materials, pencils, watercolor and water-soluble pastel sticks on a cardboard twelve-pack container.
Inky Lotus: Ink and watercolour
This piece is part of a private collection.
Added some color to an ink sketch from the recording session I recently attended.
Watercolor and gauche of a place I walk around sometimes to digest my lunch
I thought of Edward Hopper when I came upon this view but a daytime version of his corner etching. I used watercolor, pen, and colic markers
10” x 15” Original wax pastel and watercolor painting on Strathmore 500 Series 4-ply Bristol illustration paper.
Signed by the artist. Unframed.
In memory of the great John Lewis. (1940-2020)
Original ink and watercolor portrait painting on Strathmore 500 Series 4-ply Bristol illustration paper.
Signed by the artist. Unframed.
Graphite and iron oxide recovered from acid mine runoff on watercolor paper