on thursday, this was just an ordinary wooden side table, sitting on top of some other neglected furniture at my local salvation army. one coat of primer, several coats of black paint, gold painted trim, faux malachite finish and about 12 hours of tedious work have transformed it into a delightfully tacky octagonal original.

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i received a very specific request from a friend to do a painting/drawing of a squid fighting a whale. because my tech pens were being annoying, i decided to take the quick route and paint this one in watercolor. to my knowledge, giant squid don’t grow to be as large as a blue whale, but just let me dream, ok?

this is eerily reminiscent of my homemade squid costume from halloween 2007..

 

dinosaur lullaby

November 24, 2010

this piece ended up disappointing me; although i like the dinosaur, i am not feeling the rest. it’s quite a large piece (15” x 48”) so i thought i’d post it anyway for some variety.

james

September 15, 2010

happy birthday, rachey… hope you enjoy this portrait of james.

autumn abstracts

February 10, 2010

just a couple of abstracts done with painted leaves from the yard in autumn, 2008.

depressing

February 10, 2010

a couple of dreary works; 1 painting, 1 oil pastel drawing, 1 mixed media with clay and wax. post-college.

drippy paintings

February 10, 2010

a couple of drippy paintings (could it be that i’m trying to stretch my paint budget by adding water? perhaps!)

several vibrant paintings done during college, some incorporating mixed media (my beloved thyme plant in the first one; magazine clippings and photocopy of my hand in the second).

small abstracts

February 10, 2010

a selection of wee (8×11 or smaller) abstract paintings done during college. my personal favorite, aside from the one already sold, is the abrasive pink/grey/ochre one.

summer paintings

February 10, 2010

a selection of 4 paintings done during the summer of 2003.