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Sunday
May072017

Wild Art Columbus Auction

On May 2nd, I participated in an art auction for Wild Art Columbus. It was a fundraiser for this local non-profit art organization called, "Wild Goose Creative". My former student Heather Lynn Kyle invited me to be a part of this event. I uploaded several artworks on Instagram prior to this auction date, and submitted the piece that collected the most votes from people. It was a fun and exciting night, and my piece found a new home at my good friends Jeff and Abby Fisher's. It's always wonderful when my artwork sells, but it becomes very special when it goes to my good friends.

Above photo courtesy of Justin Johnston.

Sunday
Apr162017

A little break from my usual stuff

I have been busy doing a few different projects and just haven't had time to dedicate myself to Vanitas series. So I decided to take a little breather and work on this little drawing just for fun and practice. This is a fish called Bronzini. I got this fish a while ago for a photo shoot. After the photo shoot, I filleted it, pan-fried it in butter and olive oil, and ate it. It was very light and flaky, tastes a lot like cod, but better.

I am working on this piece in watercolor and graphite. I just finished an easier part. The scales will be challenging...

Friday
Feb172017

A little experiment in pastel

I tried a pastel drawing on muslin mounted on gesso board just to see how this surface would take the medium. It was easier than I had expected. This study is 6" x 6". I think I can work big next time.

Saturday
Jan282017

Vanitas 11 begins (01-28-2016)

Started working on a new piece Vanitas 11 a couple of days ago. This is going to be another graphite drawing. With the last one Vanitas 10, I enjoyed the process of filling in the entire background with graphite shading and I decided to repeat the process with this new piece.

Friday
Jan132017

Vanitas 10 finished!

I finished Vanitas 10 today. This piece went through several revisions of design and concept, but I am pretty satisfied with the end result.