Sunday, January 20, 2013

Page from 2013 Sketchbook Project


This is a page from the sketchbook that I recently sent to the Brooklyn Art Library to become a part of their 2013 Sketchbook Project. These are studies of athletic figures in action using ink, watercolor, gouache and acrylic air brush on paper.

Here is the type of pen and ink set I used:

Alvin 3165SP4 Rapidograph 4-pen Tech Pen Set (Google Affiliate Ad)




Saturday, August 11, 2012

California Studio


View outside of my California Studio - Monsoon Season 2012

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Detail view of 'Training Incident' painting


Here's a detail of one of the figures in the 'Training Incident' painting.  Always interested in hearing your thoughts . . .

Painting in process, August 2012


'Training Incident', acrylic on canvas, 72" x 96".  

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Drawing - 'Two Figures'




'Two Figures', Graphite on Paper, 20cm x 25cm.

This is a theme that I've been working through a variety of media, sometimes with one figure, other times with both. 

'Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.'Pablo Picasso

Thursday, March 22, 2012

'Postcard to Norway - Three Dancers'


'Postcard to Norway - Three Dancers'.  Ink and watercolor on paper, 4.5" x 6.5", another painting for the #twitterexhibit.  This is another small study of a project that I've been working on for the past couple of months. If you're in Moss, Norway for the Twitter exhibit, stop by to see it!

'Postcard to Norway - Two Figures'


This is one of the 'Postcards to Norway' paintings for the #twitterexhibit.  Ink and watercolor on paper, 4.5" x 6.5".  It is a small study of a series of larger paintings that I'm currently developing.  Enjoy!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Digital Art using FlowPaper


My son just downloaded FlowPaper and let me sketch with it on his iPad.  This is the sketch I came up with - 'Seated Figure'.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

New Painting


'Abraham Sacrificing a Ram', Watercolor, Gouache and ink on board, 9" x 12"

California Art Studio, November 2011






These are some views of work in progress in my California Art Studio.  The first and last views are my work table where I do smaller study works; the middle two views are the wall that I use for larger works.  These images give you an idea about the materials, etc. that I use in my work.

Desert Vista outside Desert Center, California


Here's a shot out of my vehicle window driving along Desert Center Rice Road during the storm yesterday, 11-04-2011.  Quite a haboob in Phoenix, didn't get a picture of it since my view was mostly through a brown mist, but I am still coughing up remnants of it this morning.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

New Drawing


'Landscape Study', graphite on paper, 10/2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

New Drawing


'Intervention of Madyson', graphite on paper, 10/2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New Drawing


New drawing, 'Three Figures in Landscape', graphite on paper, 10/2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Study Drawing


Study from Goya, 'Saturn Devouring His Son', graphite on paper, 10/2011

Drawing 10/2011


Graphite on paper, 'Landscape', 7" x 7", 10/2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

9-11 remembrance - Elijah Grubbs Drawing






This is a picture my son, Elijah, drew on the evening of 9/11/2001.  He was 5 years old at the time.

While we were watching the events unfold on TV, I asked him to take a break and go to his room for a while, and he drew this image.

I'm always amazed at the way children view the world - that he pieced all of the events together in a prescient moment; in part because that is the way he perceived it from viewing the unfolding events through the media, but another perspective is that by placing the planes apart from the buildings that it is an act of intellectual resistance - that it might be possible that either the event doesn't actually occur or that it could somehow be prevented.

The image depicts a frozen moment in time before the world changed.

9-11 Remembrance






Study of right panel of 9-11 remembrance triptych.  Gouache on paper.

9-11 Remembrance






Sketch of right panel of 9-11 remembrance triptych.  Graphite on paper.

9-11 Remembrance





This is a study of the right panel of the 9-11 remembrance triptych.  Oil on panel, 48" x 72".

9-11 Remembrance






This is a sketch of the center panel of the 9-11 remembrance triptych.  Graphite on paper.

9-11 Remembrance






This is a graphite on paper sketch for the left panel of the 9-11 remembrance triptych.

In Remembrance of 9-11






Memory of 9-11, Gouache on paper.  This is part of a series of studies for a 9-11 remembrance triptych I've worked on annually since the event.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

California Studio, July 2011

This is a recent photo of my California Studio. Yes, its a mess. Enjoy!
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Competition - Three Figures


Acrylic on canvas, 'Competition - Three Figures', a recent painting from my California Studio.
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Recent Painting, Seated Figure

Acrylic on Canvas, 'Seated Figure'.
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Study Painting - draft version

Acrylic on canvas. This is a draft version of a study painting that I'm working on. If you were interested in buying it, sorry, I've already painted over it. Don't worry, the new version looks better!
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Recent Paintings, 7-29-2011, California Studio

Painting, acrylic on canvas, study sketch of figure in landscape.
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