July162014
Done with this one for the day. I need to eat.

Done with this one for the day. I need to eat.

3PM
I haven’t done lone pencil work like this in a long, long time..  I love how slick and polished the show looks compared to the wood and linen.

I haven’t done lone pencil work like this in a long, long time.. I love how slick and polished the show looks compared to the wood and linen.

3PM
Doing some woodworking on Santas chair. I’m really please with how the textures are turning out on this.

Doing some woodworking on Santas chair. I’m really please with how the textures are turning out on this.

July152014

laylarainbolt said: Don't know if you remember me, an acquaintance through an acquaintance, but hello. Anyway, you're like the only artist I know of, so I followed you (on Tumblr, not literally). Are you still writing a children's book?

I remember you.  You’re Lisa and Natalie’s sister, right?  I am still working on the book. The writing part has been finished for a while, but the illustration part is a long, arduous process that’s nowhere near done.

1PM
One of my most beloved and potent inspirations that had a huge impact on what I painted and how I painted it: “The Spinet” by Thomas Wilmer Dewing

One of my most beloved and potent inspirations that had a huge impact on what I painted and how I painted it: “The Spinet” by Thomas Wilmer Dewing

July142014
July132014
The view from my apartment right now…

The view from my apartment right now…

3PM

I’m back to work on preliminaries for a finalized version of “November”.  I did the original drawing back in ‘03 for what was supposed to be a larger painting on wood panel.. I just never got around to it.  But now, I’m revisiting this piece and some old playlists to get me in the mindset to finally give this lady her due.  I’m super-excited to get to work on this.. And to be honest, a little fucking nervous.

July102014
I’ll go over the stars again when everything else is polished off. There’s still a lot of rendering to do.

I’ll go over the stars again when everything else is polished off. There’s still a lot of rendering to do.

July82014
You probably can’t tell, but I got a lot more done on The Luminary tonight. I hope to have her finished up in a week or so. Oil on canvas.

You probably can’t tell, but I got a lot more done on The Luminary tonight. I hope to have her finished up in a week or so. Oil on canvas.