Swiminnn

10/09/2011

To continue on my accidental theme of animal posts as of late, here is a piece called Swiminn. He’s a sea turtle, just doin’ his thing.

For this I used a combination of  acrylic, watercolor, and ink, on watercolor paper. I also refinished the frame you see here. It was originally this distressed cream mess. I cleaned it up, found there was beautiful wood underneath, and stained it.

Now go outside while you still can.



The Trophy

10/02/2011

Well here it is. As you may remember I have been trying to get this piece on the wall for over a year. Now I am proud to say I’ve done it.

It took a lot of effort and a little luck, but I finally found a way to frame it. All I had to do was custom build a shadowbox (sarcasm). My awesome Mom picked up this beautiful frame at a garage sale for a buck or so. I cleaned it up, painted it a sort of metallic raw umber, attached additional structure to the back for hanging purposes, and devised a way to fit the print inside a customized acrylic frame with depth, which then mounted to the back of the larger frame with hinges. Then I found a stud to hang this frankenstein on. Now it finally has a home on our wall, right above the TV.

Special thanks to my brother Collin for going to town with the Dremel tool.


Sassy In Disguise

08/18/2011

Sasquatch exists. He works in Insight Communications’ customer service department. You’ve seen him around, in line at the movies, filling up his Toyota Tercel, and in the back of your local mexican restaurant slamming taquitos.  You’ve just never noticed because he wears a disguise. You can always tell if it’s him, because his disguise glows in the dark.

Sassy In Disguise has been a long time coming. Anymore, I feel like I start more projects than I finish. It feels good to finally cross something of the list.

This piece is a combination of oil based inks, gesso, and glow-in-the-dark acrylic, on watercolor paper.

I apologize that I couldn’t get a decent shot of his disguise glowing in the dark. I didn’t have the patience to set up for the shot.

Here is a picture of it framed. The color is a little more accurate in this one.


Dream Big

07/20/2011

And last but not least, I present the third and final piece in my lithograph collection.

This piece is a hand-pressed Lithographic from stone. This along with all my lithographs to dated were created while taking a Lithography class during my Senior year at CCAD.

I created it using a transfer method onto the printing stone. Once printed, I went through the series and added some solid watercolor sections. Rock and Roll.


Her Majesty

07/16/2011

As promised, here is the second in a 3 part installment of lithographs.

This piece is a hand-pressed Lithograph from plate. This was also created in my Lithography class during my Senior year at CCAD.

Once printed, I went through the series and added some watercolor touches. I even used gold watercolor on some parts. Never thought I would have much use for gold watercolor, but it turned out well here as something a little extra.


Freak-Out!

07/10/2011

Time for a lithograph. This is the first in a series of 3 lithographic posts.

This piece is a hand-pressed Lithograph from stone. I created it while taking a Lithography class during my Senior year at CCAD. Great class, wish I had time to take more. I would really love to take more. Can’t stress that enough.


Big Ol’ Glasses

03/19/2011

I originally bought this frame years ago at a thrift store. It is so small and ornate looking, I didn’t feel that a photo would look right inside it. So recently, while browsing my archive of doodles I came across this fella. I’m pretty sure I drew him around 2008. Anyway, he looked lonely. I thought he and the frame would make great friends. Turns out they work well together, standing on our end table.


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