The Idea Jar


I now present Emily’s birthday present for 2012. Not quite as large as last year’s but still respectable.

I started off with a 3 foot by 4 foot canvas and applied my spackled texture. Then proceeded on to the underpainting of paint pencils and crayons.From there I shot up the line work with my projector and positioned it on the canvas. I then finished it off with a combination of acrylic and charcoal pencil.

As you can see, it now has a home above our bed. It serves as an excellent dream catcher. Lately I’ve been able to replace nightmares involving Kristen Stewart films with fanciful dreams of anthropomorphic peanut butter sandwiches.


Happy Birthday Little Bro


Yesterday was my youngest brother Collin’s 19th birthday. In honor, I passed on this mixed media piece. I originally created it for a Figure Drawing class during my Sophomore year at CCAD.

Collin and our other brother Cody helped me out endlessly during my stint at CCAD. I thank you guys a ton.

Happy Birthday little bro.

Thunder Bark


Yet another classic Kyle project. Just when I take 2 steps forward, I almost put the claw of a hammer through the canvas. All is well now, finished and on the wall.

I call the piece Thunder Bark and the photo above doesn’t do it justice. It is a combination of acrylic, ink, and metallic spray paint on canvas. Feel free to come on over to the crib to check it out.

Another Found Limb




Finally, my Found Foot has a wall brother. This severed hand is acrylic on canvas. I wrapped it up on Sunday, just in time for Halloween on Monday.

We are starting to run out of wall space in our apartment. It feels great, and I’m not stopping.



Mr. Camping, This Is For You


What perfect timing to wrap-up my most recent piece. Just in time to post today May 21st, 2011 the day of the Rapture. Party at my place for the next five months! Or is it 7 years?

Anyways, this piece I am calling Found Foot is acrylic on canvas, and is the first in a series. Stay tuned for the next limb I find. That is if the world hasn’t ended by then.

Crystal’s Portrait


May I present Crystal Dickerson-Erskine. She is a family friend and Fire Chief of Jefferson Township (Blacklick, Ohio).

A little over a month ago her husband Mitch Erskine, a long time family friend, contracted me to create a portrait of her. I obliged, despite my crazy workload and the fact that I haven’t done Realism in a while.

I choose to work on a 24″x18″ canvas, with a combination of acrylic and watercolor.

I am very pleased with how it turned out. Mitch and Crystal were also pleased with the outcome. It just goes to show what can be accomplished when a client has total faith in their artist or designer.

Bonus: Here was the start of the painting from a few weeks back.

Electric Giraffe 2


I have been getting a lot of good feedback on my earlier post of Electric Giraffe 1. So I decided to release his brother Electric Giraffe 2 to the world.

This piece was actually commissioned by Cindy Untch after she saw the first Electric Giraffe. Her request went along the lines of “I want a painting just like Electric Giraffe 1 but in green.” She is my favorite type of client.

The painting was created in 2009. It is a combination of acrylic, gouache, colored pencil, watercolor, and spackle on canvas.

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