Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Mouse Chefs


Here is some more art in the raw.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Old Artist


This is at least a few years old, from when I first started the watercolor courses in college. I don't think I've posted it yet so here it is.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Sketches





Just trying to get the juices going.

In order: a possible idea for a children's Christmas book, playing around with various goblins (I've been reading and enjoying the Fables series by Bill Willingham), the tired plastic surgery look of many female politicians these days and some sort of walrus-like creature.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Vanitas (almost done)


There's more work to be done, but it's getting there!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Monday, August 21, 2006

Dog Card



This card doesn't make much sense without the text on the front, but I just like the transition from the normal dog sitting next to the hair gel to the puffball on the inside.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Bird Friends



The Not Right Cards website should be up sometime in the near future, and here are a couple more illustrations.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Good vs. Evil


This one is pretty old. A classmate of mine liked it enough to buy it after I had it in a show.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Some More Vanitas


Here's a detail of the Vanity painting in the very early stages.

Goofy Desert Painting

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Mouse Book


This is a little sample illustration I did a while ago for a children's book script that someone sent to the UW art department. It never went beyond this though because a) most people who look for artists at the university think they can pay next to nothing for the work, and b) the story was badly written.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Bar Series



These are two of four images that fit together side by side as one long piece. Joel did the other two, but sadly I don't have all four together. My good life drawing professor tolerated all the goofy things I wanted to do. Drawing from the models gets boring.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Author


I don't work with oil pastels much, but I like this old picture.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Figure Drawing


From one of many figure drawing classes. I was sad to hear recently that all of my good drawing professors are retiring and may not be replaced by young people who appreciate the craft as much as they did. Performance, concept, abstract and film seem to be the bigger things in the department.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Vanitas Oil Painting

Oil isn't my strong point at present, but this is the most recent oil painting I've done worth showing.




Big Pillow

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Mother's Day

Here's one of NRC's Mother's Day cards...


Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Two Examples

Here are some illustrations for a couple of the cards we have so far...


It's coming!


Too late. It's gone.

and


I'm glad that we're acquainted
And occasionally in touch,
But out friendship would be tainted
If we saw each other much.

and on the inside...

Thanks for being such a distant friend.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Not Right Cards


Joel and I have been working with a man in Brookfield, WI who wants to start his own greeting card line called Not Right Cards. As the name suggests, the writing is out there and atypical, aimed at picking on traditional greeting cards rather than using the usual humor that one might see in such things. The gentleman wrote to me a year ago this month to think up and create illustrations, and we now have the first twenty cards professionaly printed. We have been and continue searching for good venues, and welcome any suggestions.

I will link the Not Right Cards website when it's up and running.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Vanity Inked


Here's the beginning of vanity, the next in the series of vices. More to come...

The Rug

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Mouse & Giant


This was done for a class a year or so ago, but I plan to make some kind of a story book around it. Ideas, ideas...

Monday, March 13, 2006

Picnic


Here's another watercolor. When first I finished it I thought the man was just wearing white pants, and then someone asked what he was holding. I realized it kind of looked like he was holding up or folding a white blanket, hence the title. This was part of a solo exhibit I had at the student union during my last semester.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Kirsche and SunDog




Here's a picture for my sister of her two dogs. Probably not a normal portrait but I hope she likes it. I was imagining what they do when she's at work, their secret house in walls, as it were.