Let’s Talk Commissions

I do commission work. If you’ve got something in mind, need something big, different from my norm, etc., I will take on the job. You’ll notice that my art generally is in the 16×20 or 18×24 range.  This is due to storage issues. I’ve done two bigger works, each at 30-something by forty-something (below), andContinue reading “Let’s Talk Commissions”

Legacy of the Viking

This #painting was inspired by my fascination with #Viking culture. The whole concept of living day to day not knowing whether it was going to be your last seems so much more exciting than being assured  you are getting up today, tomorrow, and the next day, with the firm realiziation that you will be doingContinue reading “Legacy of the Viking”

Aurora 

Like most of my paintings, this one started off in another direction. I tend to go where my artistic Muse takes me, so planning is the first thing out the window.  I started playing around on the canvas and eventually ended up with this. The scene in the painting is ostensibly a forest under theContinue reading “Aurora “

Art for the Homeless

I’ve been doing random acts of kindness for the homeless for a while now, 2-3 lunches instead of just mine, coffee for my man hanging in Starbucks to keep warm, a buck or two here and there…  I’m going to say this up front, I’m not tooting my own horn.  I firmly believe that inContinue reading “Art for the Homeless”

Flight of the Raven

My first finger-painting since the third grade.  I’ve always wondered how effective it would be. The answer? For a guy with big fingers, I can’t get any detail.  I’m going back to brushes for the next one, but it was fun to ‘roll around in the mud’, if you will, and stretch my wings. AsContinue reading “Flight of the Raven”

Being Koi

This started as something else, then I had the idea to use crushed glass, self-leveling clear gel, other gels, and acrylic paint on canvas board. It really just came together as a pond with a Koi fish inside.  Top Down View I started with a base of deeper color, then laid the crushed glass, andContinue reading “Being Koi”

Berries

“Berries”, a fluff piece really; designed to get me painting again. I’d lost the Muse for a moment, so I just went with what I felt. This is a combination of acrylics, extremely watered down to look like… errr, watercolors. I then used some spray painting (nice fumes on that one) with stencils and theseContinue reading “Berries”

Test of Faith

A cold winter evening, somewhere in the city.  On the roof of a nondescript tenement, a life is about to end… or is it about to begin? Every artist does a religious painting at some point (at least the ones I follow), so here is my contribution to that lexicon of beauty.