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Vanitas 12 (renamed) complete

I finished Vanitas 12 (renamed from Vanitas 13) today. The final dimension is 10" x 9.5". 


Vanitas 13 started

I am taking a little break from Vanitas 12 I started last year. Instead, I have been working on a small drawing: Vanitas 13. Today I finalized my composition. I am going to add a cherry underneath this drawing. The final dimension of this piece is going to be 10" x 9".


Fresh A.I.R. Gallery fundraiser 2017

I was a part of this year's Fresh A.I.R. Gallery fundraiser at Columbus Museum of Art on 11-3-2017. Seven of us painters did a live painting demo on stage in the auditorium. Our model impersonated Andy Wahol and he was in the character all the while he was posing for us, holding a camera and talking about shoes and such... Here are a few snapshots from this event.


CCAD Alumni Excellence Award project

This summer I was asked by the Institutional Advancement team at Columbus College of Art & Design if I was interested in producing 4 prints that were going to be given to this year's CCAD Alumni Excellence Awards recipients. I felt honored to be a part of this project. I decided to use the big ART sign on campus as my subject for all 4 images. These are all salt prints on Arches watercolor paper.

This is print #1. 

Print #2.

Print #3.

Print #4.



Vanitas 12 started (10-14-2017)

I started a new piece: Vanitas 12 a few days ago. This is going to be another graphite drawing on Bristol board. The subject is my model McLane and an empty shell of cicada. I collected a dozen cicada shells back in Japan this summer. They were generally larger than their American counterparts and their color is darker and really shiny. Very beautiful, so I decided to use them for my art work. I collaged 3 different images together in Photoshop to create this composition. So far I've finished general shading with H pencils and am ready to move on to darker leads.