This painting was a gift to a dear friend of his precious daughter. I can’t believe how nervous I felt when I gave it to him. Thankfully he was happy with the way that it turned out and his 3 year old daughter was even able to recognize herself. It was the ultimate pay off.
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.