Monday, December 29, 2008

"In Progress" Oil Painting



New in progress!
I have high hopes for this one, this is a tribute to Velazquez his "Las Meninas" painting.
This painting is the subject of great controversy on whom he was painting, The king and queen the Spanish princess? well in my version I'm trying to show the viewer my idea of what/who he was really painting or who he had been wanting to paint. confusing I know - cant help it ...I'm sooo complex ha ha

Ascension Oil Painting
























This is one of my favorite recent paintings.
I tried to learn through Titians (one of the great old masters) style of painting to
compose true flesh tones and added a few of my own whimsical twists.
Lots of hours but so fulfilling!

Buffalo Fever Oil Painting & Sculpture



OK, I don't know what got into me this semester at school - but I must have had Buffalo fever or something. The result was quite nice Though, Here is the painting and bronze sculpture I did. OMG, So much time went into both and I never new how hard it would be to complete a bronze sculpture, The casting process was amazing and really hot I'm talking 1500 degrees or something, theres nothing like working with hot lava Yikes! but I'm glad I did and I will defiantly do more!
And on the painting I tried a new oil technique, and worked with lots of glazes and tried to really achieve the atmospheric perspective I was going for, hopefully It worked!

Monday, November 10, 2008

A Quick Quote of Inspiration


The artist who paints the emotions creates an enclosed world.. the picture.. which, like a book, has the same interest no matter where it happens to be. Such an artist, we may imagine, spends a great deal of time doing nothing but looking, both around him and inside him.::: Pierre Bonnard :::

Friday, November 7, 2008

One of My Murals...This was just too fun!

The surfer mural I did for Aidan

Hang 10

Of course i had to include the VW Bus! 


and then.......there was alice

I thought I would do a little before and after of this great Alice in Wonderland mural I did for my friend Jenny, she takes wonderful Photos!!!
BEFORE:
AFTER:

and more...






















































Tuesday, November 4, 2008

More Graphic Design

This Ad, is for the Appaloosa Journal

Oh and you can also checkout the website I created

Thursday, October 30, 2008

A taste of my Graphic Design Work

OK heres my second Post ..I'm so proud of my self! 
APHA Journal Ad


This is a DVD Case cover and an Ad I made to submit in the American Paint Horse Journal.



Creative Cakes

My sons 8th birthday cake we had the party at the zoo - so I thought this theme was very fitting! this took alot of time and cake!
This is an Easter cake I did .. some of my guests thought it was a decoration! I love It!
A Camping cake for my son, he helped me make the campers it was soo fun!






A surfer theme baby shower cake for my Cousin Angie! and this cake matches the mural in Baby Aidans room.


ARRRG Matey, Its a pirate cake... This one was done for Sweet little Aidan!



Yummy 4th of July Cake, I love the red white and blue cake layers!


Whimsical Alice and wonderland baby shower cake, we had a few issues on the drive to the house but it made it! This cake goes along with the mural I did for her.



OH SO GOOD!!!! chocolate mousse cake for fall! YummmO =)