Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Catalog cover - LYP 2015 Calendars

LYP needed a new concept for their catalog cover using a puppy from one of their most popular titles holding one of their kitten calendars. Tim Dodd did a great job laying it out and designing the rest of the catalog.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Painting Auction - Strawberry

Strawberry 6x6in oil on illustration board

When I want to paint and don't know what to paint I grab a piece of fruit and start painting. I like portrait and the figure but without a live model it sometimes feels tedious painting from photos. 
This strawberry is the result of one of those days that I just needed to paint.

Check back for more auctions next week too.

How to Bid:
- Painting is unframed
- Minimum bidding begins at $20 - yep, that's it!
- Bidding increments of $10
- No reserve price. Winning bid gets the painting
- Just bid in the comment section below
- Shipping is not included
- Bidding will end Wednesday morning (2/05/14) at 9am Eastern.

Good luck! I hope you win this painting.


Friday, January 17, 2014

She was wearing a smile

I just posted process shots of a painting from life at Life Drawing NH.
Process shots from a recent painting of the model from life.

Hope you like it.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

New logo - Twist-Easy Crayons

I was asked to create a logo for Playskool™ Twist-Easy™ crayons. It needed to be bold colorful and fun. I also wanted to show the twisting movement so I added the arrow to the crossbar on the T. I also created the digital illustrations of the crayons for the packaging.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Plate of Oliebollen

Here is a little vector illustration I created for the ollie bollie books web site. Go to their site to learn what ollen bollie is...are...

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Be gentle. My first painting video.

I wanted to create a video of myself painting because I enjoy watching other artists paint. I have an old web cam (as you can tell by the quality of the video) and just set it up to see what I'd get and was pleasantly surprised. I think it turned out nice.
I'll be doing more videos, definitely more fruit, a figure, a portrait and a plein air landscape. I have a new rig already so the new videos will be HD.

Let me know your thoughts and recommend a fruit or other object you'd like to see painted.

Video Apple, 6x6" oil on panel, actual paint time 44 minutes

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Free Download - Calendars

I created 3 different calendar designs for 2014 for you to print out and enjoy. I hope you like them and please share them if you'd like to. 2014 Calendars

2-sided 2014 calendar card with a wonder illustrator making smiles
2-sided 2014 calendar card with a puppy
2014 printable calendar featuring 12 hilarious Tony Luongo comics