Friday, February 23, 2007

Upon Mount Ararat done

i had to stop rendering this thing. i wanted to do more on the water and waves, but i had to stop.....moving on. done in Photoshop.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Wild Oats 008 Detail

so many have asked to show a close up of a recent painting, 83" x 16", of the produce section of Wild Oats that i shipped off to my gallery recently. well here it is. sorry about the quality of the picture. i don't think i have fully harnessed the potential of my digital camera.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Thursday, February 15, 2007


unmanned warning and control system with contra-rotating propellers, mast mounted IR/optics dome

Monday, February 12, 2007

Wild Oats 008 Finally done !

after the Indian Yellow glaze dried, i coated it with retouch varnish. shipping it out tomorrow via UPS.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Indian Yellow Glaze

wow. i just mentioned about how i had to get a crate built so i could send out my painting on time to a couple of guys(Andy Adams and Tim Chase) at church, and BAM! they show up at my doorstep with 2HP compressor and a pneumatic nailer. i swear about 15 minutes later, maybe less, my crate was built. thanks guys! anyways, i would have taken about 2 hours.

the painting is finally dried to the touch, with an indian yellow glaze and is drying on a pair of saw horses. i have to keep it elevated to keep out of reach from my kids....

Thursday, February 8, 2007

APC sketch

sometimes, i doodle while i'm in a meeting. here is a sketch i did on some corporate notepad of an armoured personnel carrier and Photoshopped over the scan.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Still Wet

well, Wild Oats 008 is still wet. it has been about three days since i put down my brushes on this painting. i never use driers (copal medium, cobalt drier, japan drier, liquin, are there any others?) so i have to wait for the paints to dry in its own chemical terms, however that works. the client is expecting this painting by the 15th....hmmm.

Saturday, February 3, 2007

Wild Oats 008 painting

i was commissioned to this painting through my gallery . it is based on an earlier painting that is 1 foot too long for the client. and so i was assigned to do another one like it, execept 1 foot shorter. this is 7 feet across. i finally finished it. just needs an indian yellow glaze and a coat of retouch is a painting of the produce section at Wild Oats. i came up with the idea one day when i was in the store. i stood there and said to myself ' how can anyone not like to stand and stare at fruits and vegetables? the colors are amazing!'........