Monday, February 28, 2011

Almost finished...

"PDX Spring Night"
(in progress)
36"x18" acrylic on canvas

The water and reflections are turning out great, if I do say so myself, and if I'm lucky I'll be finished today. However, looking at the painting while I post this, I see a bunch of little things I want to tweak before putting a signature on it.

When I'm completely done with it, I plan to create a little video of the paintings progress. Plus, if it's okay with the client I'll have it on display for 1st. Friday this week. So come by Short Term Gallery to see it.


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

POP Bettini

"POP Bettini"
6"x6" acrylic on canvas

This is a piece that's a glimpse of what was to come for me. The dog featured is Bettini, and was created in the first few months of our move to Oregon.

I was looking at older pieces when I created this. I had done a number of works using xerox transfers, and wanted to do something in that same vain using paint. This wasn't the first painting where I used an  abstract background, that was created as a commission back in '03. Either way it's nice to look back at works that have lead me to where I am today.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011


"T-shirt Sketch"

I've been working with Jenny the buyer at FootZone in Bend, OR to come up with t-shirt designs. I know you might be thinking, that it means I drifting even further from the dog paintings that you've come to expect from me and my blog, but I promise that's not the case.

As you can see in this sketch I've included a nice dog running. In fact our dog Zephyr is my favorite running partner. He's always willing to go for a run, no matter the weather or distance. Lots of the time he's more eager than I am. However, I am more interested in running now that most of the snow has melted here in town.

In fact I think we'll go for a run around lunchtime today.