New Book: Two By Two

Hi Everyone, I am proud to say I am in the process of illustrating a new children’s book. It will include over 30 hand painted full page illustrations of animals, so if you or your child enjoy going to the zoo this is the book for you. Below is a short preview of what is…

New Work: Large Painting for Frontier International Academy

Earlier this year I had the privilege to do second piece for Frontier International Academy in Warren, MI. The first piece I did a small mural in the lobby area of the school. The principal of the school wanted artwork that showed the character traits the school aims to develop in the students. I also used…

NEW WORK: Sketchbook Paintings and Videos

Hi Everyone, I haven’t been posting on this blog a lot lately but I have been busy making new work but, most of it I can’t show yet. In the mean time, I have recorded the process of many of my other projects and sketches and below are some of my videos of painted sketches…

Mini Mural for Frontier International Academy

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to paint a small mural for Frontier International Academy in Warren , MI. This small elementary school had just opened up their doors and was accepting students in their newly renovated building. During the process of decorating the school I was called in to add some color to the…

New Octo-Samurai Comic Pages

The second chapter of Octo-Samurai comes to an epic end. (I promise this will make sense in the comic) For anyone who doesn’t know Octo-Samurai is a side project of mine where I draw the epic story of an octopus… who is also a samurai that fights ninjas underwater. In addition to being super fun to…

Downsizing (a new challenge)

A New Challenge For a the last month or so I have been using a new smaller sketchbook. I would love to say I did this as some cool new challenge for myself. But it wasn’t, it was mostly a happy accident. Recently I filled up my painting sketchbook and went to the store to get a new…

Lots of NEW ART

I haven’t shared anything in a while. That is because I have been busy working on lots of new art planing some changes to the website. I will take the time to talk about what I am sharing in this post in detail later. For now here is a quick run down of some of the new artwork….

Sketchbook Paintings 5: Casein

Are you looking for a new painting challenge? Do you love oil painting but need to be able to scan it for reproduction? Want to have something besides watercolor to paint out in the field? … I answered yes to these questions. I also found the one medium that has made it possible to have the feel…

Sketchbook Paintings 4: Travel Gouache

For a long time I had looked for a travel setup for my gouache. Now, I have found it. Above is a picture of one of my fun dinosaur sketches I did at a restaurant with my friend Laura. This is a picture of my travel gouache kit. A collapsible water cup Ceramic palette Small…

New Year, Love and Art Books

As we wrap up the year I would like to thank all of you who read this blog. It has been a very eventful year with both ups and downs. No matter what, I still feel blessed and thankful to have the support of so many wonderful people. Over the past few posts I have posted…

New: Sketchbook Paintings 3

Ready for more small paintings?  Here are more of the paintings from my sketchbook. These and more paintings are part of a book I will show later. For now, enjoy!

New: Sketchbook Paintings 2

Can using a limited palette take your painting skills to the next level?  The short answer is yes.  A limited palette forces you out of color-mixing habits. If you don’t have a color “grass green” you’ll have to mix it from scratch, and you’re more likely to get the right green that way. James Gurney I…