Monday, December 14, 2009

DDR Projects

Custodian 8x10" acrylic on canvas

Tengu 18x18" acrylic on canvas

I have these two peices up at DDR projects in LA. www.ddrprojects.com

Monday, December 7, 2009

Breakfast

18x24" acrylic on canvas
up at well and good 52 mccaul st toronto
www.wellandgood.ca

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Coureur Des Bois

"Coureur Des Bois: Centre Flip" 20x24" Acrylic on canvas.
"Coureur Des Bois: Wanigan" 20x24" Acrylic on canvas.

These Two will be up at Show & Tell Gallery in Toronto from December 12th till January 29th
check out the ad in this month's Juxtapoz to see what one of my paintings looks like just a tiny bit bigger than a postage stamp.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

You in Reverse / Paddlers


two new digital peices. I ve been having fun with photoshop again, trying some new stuff and trying to break away from my usual subjectmatter its nice to push myself.

i'm terrible at drawing women, its easier i think to draw ugly things, much harder and you have to use half the lines you normally would to draw women, its something im determined to get better at, no more shying away from stuff that will actually make me better in the end.

thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Teraodon Lineatus


for sale at canteen gallery in ottawa.
fahaka puffer acrylic on panel. 9"x 12"

Monday, June 22, 2009

Razor Ramon


this one will be in a show in july at La Petite Mort Gallery in ottawa. it's a two person show with a great american artist named bill stillman http://sbart4alivin.deviantart.com/

bill planned the show and asked me to come in with him . it should be a nice 'melange'.

this painting is 18"x24" acrylic on canvas it's titled razor ramon.

Friday, May 22, 2009

new friends

These are my new fish. they are figure 8 puffers {tetraodon biocellatus} they are brackish water puffers. just babies now pretty much, theyre about an inch long {i have 5 in a 20 gallon tank} but they'll grow to about 3-4" within about a year.

they're eating a bloodworm cube here. as you can see they get very fat when they eat and must be watched that they don't get over fed. they also eat snails and shrimp and other small crustations and have to eat these shelled animals to keep their beaks filled down.

they have so much personality and charm. charisma might be the word to use.


video
the sound might be really really bad, its a video from a small coolpix. appologies

Saturday, May 16, 2009

return of the mighty salmon













I had to paint another salmon. the last one was way too small. the one on the 'delicatessen' peice. this one was alot more fun. i painted over a canvas that had 2 prior "false-starts" underneath. it made the canvas very smooth almost no grain anymore. i might try some paintings on wood in the future. seems like it might be a good change of pace from working on canvas, i could cut out peices as well and shape the wood.

will be up with another painting in the UNLOAD groupshow @ La petite mort gallery in ottawa
june12th 7pm www.lapetitemortgallery.com

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

biciclette




















just finished this one today, it took a lot longer than i'd originally thought it would. the wheels were very time consuming. im already working on another right now, redesigning the bike a bit and making improvements. i thought this unusual spoke layout would look better than it does, i thought that the colour changes would sell it better but i see now that it looks a bit lazy, either way its the bike i designed and im sure that it it were ever built it would look great . its based on an old bianchi my dad has from the 70's. i love that colour they used for those bikes, i tried my best. notice i kept the gears on my bike heheh, no trendy "Fixies" 'round here.

22" x 30" acrylic on canvas.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

steak, salmon and a canoe and a cat.

Raul 20"x 24" acrylic on canvas $400
Delicatessen 18" x 24" acrylic on canvas NFS



i have been away from this blog for way to long i have not abandoned it , i am here working away.

these two are the newest canvases ive done, i have other work on different surface coming soon as well. i've been trying to push myself now, calling myself out "is that the best i can do? or is it me copping out?" most of the time i can go back in and make it better but i still like that "first-try-awkwardness" that you get when youre either really loose or really off that day , or maybe that's just me.

i got to use a big fancy digital slr to shoot these pictures, it makes so much more of a difference that i can't believe it.