Thursday, February 26, 2009

Red Rover, Red Rover send. . .

I know people all over the world have been losing sleep waiting for the finish of this piece. Well here it is. I haven't worked this much with oils for a long time and while it was interesting and fun it took a little longer. You know drying time and such. But I am very happy with the way it came together.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Red Rover Progress

OK another step in the Red Rover painting. Started this in acrylic and I am finishing it in oil paint. Just a change of pace. Keeps life interesting.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Red Rover & SI 50

I'm working on some game/playground things and thought some progress shots of "Red Rover" might keep you all coming back to see the finish. Of course that puts the pressure on for me to actually finish. This is acrylic but I've started to work with oils on #2. Just a change of pace. Stay tuned. Also, I forgot to announce the release of Society of Illustrators annual 50. I actually have 5 pieces in it including a gold medal winner. The cover is an ultra cool painting by Mark Ulriksen. I know a piece is ultra cool when I wish I had done it.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Don't Leave

I could feel many of my thousands of visitors jumping ship because of the lack of new work. Well two days in a row now. Come back. "Nasal Envy" is kind of a study, although I really like how it turned out, for some larger animal paintings somewhere in my not so busy future. Maybe it's a little too cartoony? This is also the first time I've really used my rescued siberian in a piece. He's an interesting compliment to the pugs.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Angels Sing

And there is dancing in the street as I post a new piece which can actually be posted. "Tetheregg Specialist" is a character for a new series about playground games. Cool glasses.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I Promise New Stuff is Coming

Wow, I've done a lot of work over the years. Crab Juggler sure does bring back memories. It was one of my first entries into the Society of Illustrators and it got in. Number 45 I think. More stuff on wood and other somewhat lovely things. And I do promise to post some new things soon.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

While We Wait

So while I can't put stuff up that I'm working on I will continue to bombard with older things. I really like handmade watercolor paper as a surface. Copper is great too. Between Damien Hirst like pigs and mechanical dogs this series really kept me interested. The faces thing is made up of really small, 1.5" x 1.5", paintings on copper.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Kidsy Stuff

Kids books are a great love of mine. I did one years ago for Random House but can't seem to find the time to write a new one. It takes quality time and I seem to be too distracted. Ideas I have. For me it's the writing part that really takes the time. Here are some things that I have done over the years that might work if I gave them half a chance.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Old Self-Promo

So you don't get bored and leave me. This is self promo stuff from quite awhile ago. I crumpled up these pages and put them in an envelope with a note saying: If you like this wait until you see the things I keep. Clever right? The problem was that I did this soon after 9/11 and I kept getting calls to see if I was for real. They thought the envelope was full of anthrax or something. Well yes I guess I didn't think it through very well. But if I did it now it would be cool.