I found myself inspired this week by the show Hatfields and McCoys staring Kevin Costner. I spent the early years of my life living in a little mountain town in Idaho so the characters in this show sparked some memories from my past. Not so inspired by the feud but more so the quiet confidece of a Cowboy.
This is a painting of my awesome and wild nephew. He just turned ten and I thought that to commemorate this BIG birthday that I would give his parents a painting of him. Freeze him in time if you will so that his parents can always remember him as their little boy.
This painting was inspired by a graphic animation of the story of Moby Dick. This classic tale portrays the clashing of two strong wills;man vs beast, and the survival of nature vs the progress of industry. It has always captured my imagination and as a surfer and lover of the ocean I felt it necessary to paint this scene.
This painting was inspired by and old Fiat that sits outside of my work in La Jolla. I found a few other reference shots to place it in a it’s natural habitat. I would say that it’s about 4 hours away from being finished. I’ll post the final product when it’s done.
Just finished this portrait of Saul Williams;actor, poet, musician. His expression is a source of inspiration to artists across the board. This was done in chalk pastel. Only my second attempt in this medium but digging it more and more.
Worked on my illustration skills today and got to play with chalk pastels for the first time. Had a ton of fun but think I might have the black lung now! Here’s a sequence of American running legend, Steve Prefontaine.