New Works in Progress

Here are a few pieces I’m currently working on. So far this year, I’ve been enjoying the little 8×10 canvases. They’re quick and easy to work on; good for little studies and trying out new techniques. Oh, So That’s How That Works I’ve been obsessed with realistic paintings of gems and jewelry for about a…

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Goals for 2017

It’s been an odd few months around here; for some reason I’ve barely made it to the studio, and I can’t really put my finger on the reasons for that. I’ve got a bit of a rut going on; but I’ve just set a goal for next year — to do another minimum of 12…

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Two Amazing Acrylics Guides

You can find tons of video tutorials online, for learning how to paint with acrylics, but it’s still really worth investing in some good books too. Here are a couple of my go-tos. I like the first one because it helped me to understand the chemistry of the paints themselves. The second is a great…

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On Art and Pokéballs

My partner, Greg, and I have been getting lots of walking in this summer. We always did do a fair amount (because North Bay is a beautiful city and best seen on foot), but Pokémon Go has been contributing. We’re also more motivated to get to our art studio, because it’s in a Heritage building…

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Wanna be a painter? Paint.

I’ve wanted to be a painter since I was quite young. If it’s true that it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert at something, I’m still an enthusiastic amateur at art. (By comparison, I’ve got almost 30,000 hours into my website development career–but people pay me to do that for a living, so it’s…

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A Painting of David Bowie

Like most people, I was shocked and saddened to learn of David Bowie’s death yesterday. Over the holidays I’d given in to a strong urge to watch Labyrinth, for what must have been the 142nd time (I’m probably only mildly exaggerating, and may even be underestimating the number), so my most recent vision of Bowie…

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12 Paintings of 2015

Happy New Year everyone! It was just around a year ago that I made the deal to move into my studio space. At the beginning of 2015 I set myself the goal of 12 paintings over the course of the year, which was way up from my pre-studio output of, perhaps, two canvases. Thanks for…

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