Saturday, December 9, 2017

Birds in Winter

The painting above was something I did for a 2016 Winter cover of the Bas Bleu book catalog.
It features a cardinal, a blue jay, and a cedar waxwing.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Imaginary Basketball Player

Here is a cartoony painting I did of an imaginary basketball player.  I found it two days ago under a stack of my drawings.  It was painted in acrylic, probably sometime in 2013.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Head Studies

Here are three portrait studies I did as an undergraduate.
"Rice," Oil on Canvas, 2001

"Jim," Oil on Canvas, 2001

"Linda," Oil on Canvas, 2001

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Flower Paintings

These are some postcard-sized flower paintings that I did.  After painting the pink flower, I went back and added a black ink outline on top.  The blue flower below is based off a photograph of a hydrangea that I found on the web.  Both paintings are acrylic on paper.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Rock Climber

"Rock Climber" Oil on Canvas, 2006
Here's a painting I did of a friend's son climbing a rocky face.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Congratulations, Happy Birthday!

Here are some more of my greeting card designs.  One is a simple, colorful, congratulatory note.  The other two are birthday greetings.

"It's your Birthday . . . Dare to be Different!

Happy 65th Birthday!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Sunday Funnies

Many progressive church congregations are becoming involved in advocacy on a number of topics.  These include environmental issues, immigration reform, health care, gun safety, civil and human rights, and more.  What follows is a series of of comic panels that I did to encourage environmental activism among church members.  I attempted to play up the fact that traditionally, people read the comics section in the newspaper in addition to attending church on Sunday.  Click "read more" to view the entire strip.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Thank You Note Designs

Here are two different thank you notes that I designed.
The first card, which features an illustration with text on the interior, is a visual pun. The second is just a quick experiment with shape, colors, and lines.

"Tank You Note" Exterior

"Tank You Note" Interior

Thank You Note Experiment

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Church Paintings

"Steeple" Acrylic on Paper, 2015
Here are some paintings related to church, people in church, and topics discussed at church.
The painting to the left is a study of a steeple in the morning light.
Click "read more" to see more works.