This is my favorite bit of Land's End, San Francisco, which I return to every time I can't think of something to draw or paint.
The following are submissions for the Tiny show at STUDIO Gallery. Continue to Tiny STUDIO Gallery Entries
Self portrait. This was an exploration of how big a workpiece I could get watercolors pencils to cover. Continue to Ugly Mug
Still life of a shirt. Another exploration of pushing watercolor pencils on a larger scale Continue to Shirt Still Life
After creative sessions with Robin drawing and painting monsters, I decided that she should have a monster for every year of being married to a monster
Land’s End path done in oils, charcoal and conté Continue to Land’s End Path Group
Al’s High School portrait Continue to Al
A black and white oil paint study using a photograph of the 19th century painter Jean-Léon Gérôme. Continue to Black and White Gérôme Study
Multi-purpose images Hydrangea illustrations for the website The Kind Registry.
Every five years or so politics seem to impress upon me to venture back to thinking upon the regions many woes
Monterey cypress in Land’s End Continue to Land’s End Cypress
Larger-scale watercolor of a cypress stretching over a path in Sutro Heights Park Continue to Sutro Heights Cypress
An oil of a Land’s End path done in a traditionally representative manner. Continue to Land’s End Path – Traditional
Larger scale drawing (20″ by 32″) of a Land’s End path Continue to Land’s End Path – Drawing
Watercolor pencils on paper. Corner of Grant and Commercial in San Francisco's Chinatown
Oil of a Land’s End path Continue to Land’s End Path – Abstracted
A 19 minute piece based in sections where roughly 46 bars equals a decade of a normal human life of 78 years. The chord structures are based on what I perceive is the general mood of that decade -...
This is a test of whether to treat the illustration's coloring by hand or to use Photoshop. This is a preliminary sketch for an Illustrated children's book on Golden gate Park and not as some have...
Live performance of "Out of Mind" at the Monkey House in Berkeley, CA. Robin on vocals and baritone uke, Eric on guitar and vocals.
An illustration of characters from the Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass illustrator John Tenniel. This was the second Alice themed commissioned wedding invitation. Included are early...
A sample piece to test out the fidelity of the classical instruments provided with Logic X and to play around with some arrangements and counterpoint. Continue to Classical Sketch
This represents a first attempt at creating a complete MIDI track created mainly to figure out how to work Logic X as a production tool.
Continue to Weird Ebeat
This is a sample piece playing with a MIDI arpeggiation sequence. Mainly I use the arpeggiation to create a basic idea to write on top of to get around the intimidation of trying to create something from scratch. Continue to Arpeggiation Sketch
Preliminary sketches for a children’s story set in Golden Gate Park which may or may not ever be realized… Continue to Golden Gate Park Story
This is an acrylic painting where the intersecting shapes are based on the traced shadows of objects falling over the canvas. Continue to Abstract Painting Based on Shadow Patterns
Abstracted person reading with a cat. I don’t know why I wrote that but I like “abstracted person”. It’s staying. Continue to Reader with Cat
Still life of iris flowers in a turquoise vase with a gold picture frame in the background. Continue to Flowers Still Life
Gesture portrait from a drawing session. I can’t recall who the sitter was. Continue to Unknown Portrait 1
Landscape drawing in charcoal and conté. Continue to Farm Landscape
A second example of an abstraction using a base of figure drawing on 2 panels of paper. Continue to Figure Abstraction – 2
A second abstraction using tape and other materials to mask areas to create shapes. Continue to Abstraction with Masks – 2
An abstracted copy of my friend Joel’s 6′ tall horse sculpture made from wood planks. Continue to Joel’s Horse – Abstraction
An abstract drawing using tape and other items to mask off areas to create different shapes. Continue to Abstraction with Masks
An abstraction using a base of figure drawing on irregularly torn paper to add some interest. Continue to Figure Abstraction
This is a study of a terra cotta sculpture made by renaissance artist Niccolò dell’Arca in his Lamentation of Christ grouping for the Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Vita in Bologna. Continue to Drawing after a Niccolò dell’Arca Terra Cotta
A study of a Mexican mask. Continue to Mexican Mask Study
Fictional drawing incorporating chess pieces into the skyline. Continue to Chess Pieces
A mixed media drawing combining images of an iron pour (casting in iron). Continue to Iron Pour Montage
This cast iron Camel was cast at the University of Minnesota’s foundry. The pattern was created from wood wrapped in rope which gives the camel it’s textured surface. Continue to Cast Iron Camel
The Reliquary was a cast bronze piece developed during my school years at the University of Minnesota. The piece used the lost-wax method of creating the cast and the bronze was poured by our class in the school’s foundry. Chasing, patina and a transparent layer of paint was then added. The piece talks about structure and makes a joke about the history of the reliquary objects found in Churches that are said to host the remains of Saints. Many churches for instance make a claim of hosting the index finger of Saint Thomas, for instance, but in this version, I’ve included casts of my own fingers. Continue to Reliquary