Gummi Bear Cult: Cherry. 15 x 30, Oil on canvas.
I’m in the process of working on a new concept series inspired by my love of horror art and that particularly disturbing scene from “The Shining” with the old man and the furry. It’ll be something I work on and off for the rest of the year.
Last fall I bought a plastic bear mask with black lifeless eyes and came up with an idea to strip my friends nude, have them don the mask and paint them in subtle, menacing poses. Unfortunately, I keep second-guessing myself. I’m unsure if a monochrome palette helps or hinders or whether or not oil was the right medium. This painting was a learning experience for sure. I may revisit/redo it in the future when I have more confidence in the series’ direction.
Special thanks to my friend whom suffered through a hot plastic mask with little ventilation! You’re a trooper!
These two pieces will be on show at the Manayunk Art Festival at the end of June. They are 22 x 28 and created in graphite and watercolor. Both toys are from the mid 80s, Imperial Godzilla and MIHK Bootleg Gigan.
Imperial Tyrannosaurus Rex watercolor and graphite 8×12
Imperial Stegosaurus watercolor and graphite 8×12
Imperial Styracosaurus watercolor and graphite 8×12
Imperial Brachiosaurus watercolor and graphite 8×12
M.I.C. Brontosaurus watercolor and graphite 12×16
Imperial Parasaurolophus watercolor and graphite 12×16
M.I.C. Dimetrodon watercolor and graphite 12×16
Dor Mei Ankylosaurus watercolor and graphite 12×16
Dor Mei Styracosaurus
Imperial Trachodon watercolor and graphite 12×16
With the success of my previous Made in Hong Kong paintings, I’ve decided to work on an extension of the series. Here are the first 10 with another 7 or so in the queue.
16 x 16 oil on canvas. Today I finished this portrait of everyone’s (or at least my) favorite Philly bartender; Ken McConaghy! I posed him in my large office chair and lit him from a single light source with some blue and orange gels. Huge thanks to Ken for his willingness to pose!
Watercolor on Arches paper. I forgot to post this earlier…My oldest niece asked me to design a new tattoo for her. She loved it!
22 x 30 watercolor on paper. This was a piece commissioned by a friend for his wife’s birthday. Each flower represents the birth month of every family member.
Watercolor on paper. I painted this self-portrait of me with a brass brontosaurus in my mouth.
16×16 oil on canvas. My latest painting is a portrait of everyone’s favorite coach/gay uncle/friend Dave Cobb! I experimented using red and green gels over a single light source to add some additional color. Praise goes to Dave for being patient while I worked out my concept!
9×12 Watercolor paintings on Arches paper. These are some various still life paintings I’ve worked on in the past year and showed at the Wallingford Art Center.