Mixed Media on Panel
My wife Mishelle is great at finding projects for me to do. In this case, she found a picture of the granddaughter of a professor of hers.
Recognizing the colorful story, she suggested I take up this project.
Acrylic on Canvas
This piece was completed this past summer (2010) for Mishelle’s dad. Mishelle lost her grand mother this spring and we turned a photo that was taken into a painting as a memorial.
Ultimately we wanted to highlight that the light on the porch was still on even though they (Mishelle and her dad) were closing the gate to this chapter.
Medium: 20 x 16, Acryllic (on canvas)
I developed this painting in order to make a submission to an open showing in Denton’s Fiesta on the square. The submissions must show an aspect of Latin American culture or be festive.
I believe this Iguana is both.
The title I(m)guanna sounds like “I’m gonna”. In my case it says “I’m gonna Thrive”. Iguanas can survive in extreme heat. It is a personal attempt to make a statement that I’m going to thrive and do well when the heat and pressure of being a successful artist is increased.
When one viewer said “I can’t look straight at it”, I felt a sense of pride being able to capture the fierceness of the tiger’s intent.
Medium: Acrylic on Watercolor
Medium: Digital (Illustrator)
Here is a logo i developed using mostly lettering. I did create the zero in the “90”. The idea was to promote the concept of growth over a 90 day period.
Medium: Digital (PSP)
My good friend Dave (who helped me build this website) wanted an Avatar created. I drew up this character and did the trace in Photoshop (though I should’ve used Illustrator).
This commissioned project required that I take two photographs from different situations and create a situation where the two people can be in one painting. It is a skill that I find challenging, but it is a common request. Here in this painting I believe I was successful in accomplishing this task.