Friday, December 31, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
When we walk to the edge of all the light we have and take the step into the darkness of the unknown, we must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for us to stand on, or we will be taught to fly. - Patrick Overton
Part of my new collection: "REMEMBER THE ADVENTURE: A Tribute to Mariah Carey"
Friday, December 10, 2010
Over the next few weeks I'll be posting original paintings from my new collection "REMEMBER THE ADVENTURE: A Tribute to Mariah Carey". 'Arise' is only the beginning of what's coming in 2011. I hope you enjoy the journey!
Remember the Adventure.
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
She sees shooting stars and comet tails
She's got heaven in her eyes
She says I don't need to be an angel
But I'm nothing if I'm not this high
- Counting Crows "Recovering the Satellites"
And just for fun, here's a concept poster for next year's awards:
Friday, September 17, 2010
These are a couple of small scale 8"x10" studies for larger pieces I'll be working up. I enjoy looking at the values, colors and placement with regards to text early on. I also love the fresh emotive quality of this small scale. Enjoy!
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Friday, September 03, 2010
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
I was sold this beautiful bouquet by a Polish lady here in San Francisco named Rieszka. She spoke lovingly of her 93 year old mother who swims every day and we gushed together over the beauty of the city of Krakow. Upon parting I said, "Dziekuje bardzo" (Thank you very much) to which she replied: "Prosze bardzo" (You're welcome very much)...
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. - Ephesians 4:2-3 NIV
Monday, August 09, 2010
Saturday, August 07, 2010
And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing, and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. Isaiah 35:10 AMP
Monday, August 02, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
“Then indecision brings its own delays, And days are lost lamenting o'er lost days. Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute; What you can do, or dream you can, begin it; Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
"Set free the imprisoned splendor." - Robert Browning
This is my submission for a recent contest to design the Jack Johnson "To the Sea" world tour poster. I didn't win but sure enjoyed the process! This is an original 16"x20" acrylic painting on hardboard and I set the type overtop digitally in Photoshop.
P.S. This is not meant to be a likeness of Jack Johnson but more of his subconcious. In fact, thanks to my brother-in-law for the likeness!
Sunday, June 06, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
The real tests of courage are much quieter. They are the inner tests, like remaining faithful when nobody's looking, like enduring pain when the room is empty, like standing alone when you're misunderstood. - Charles Swindoll
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Friday, April 09, 2010
Daffodils that come before the swallow dares, and takes the winds of March with beauty. - Shakespeare
I've been struck recently how quickly the seasons change, even as I live in a climate that seems to have no seasons. Watching my fresh daffodils grow old, change color and wilt before my eyes over a few days really affected me as I sought to portray time passing in this piece.
Goodbye March, Hello April.
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
I recently got the opportunity to paint local San Francisco musicians "The Sudden". I enjoyed capturing the spirit of their ambient electronic music and their chemistry in this expressive portrait.
The original is 12"x24" acrylic on plywood.
Check out the music at http://www.myspace.com/thesuddensight
Monday, March 22, 2010
I was intrigued when studying the origins and connotations of daisies as I prepared for this piece. A daisy can signify innocence and purity but also, hidden truth. This concept of transferring hidden secrets from one to another greatly inspired this painting. It is a diptych painted with acrylic on two 6"x6" pieces of hardboard.
A quote that complements this theme: "He uncovers mysteries hidden in darkness; he brings light to the deepest gloom." Job 12:22
Available for purchase right now in my Etsy shop!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I took in a workshop last night and this is the fruit. This lady was difficult to capture but full of life and vibrant. I enjoyed the challenge, playing mainly with lost and found edges and not adding vibrant color til the last minute...
The original is 16"x20" acrylic on hardboard.
Friday, March 12, 2010
This is a close-up view of a very horizontal blog header I recently painted! It was an interesting design challenge to both leave room for text and match my painting with existing web site colors.
See the full version on www.echoinghim.com.
Monday, March 08, 2010
"The wolf will romp with the lamb, the leopard sleep with the kid. Calf and lion will eat from the same trough, and a little child will tend them." Isaiah 11:6 MSG
I just found out that one of my former teachers has passed away. This one's for you Eugene!
Monday, March 01, 2010
I recently completed this personal project, a portrait of my Grandma who passed away last year on my 30th birthday. It's hard to describe in words how much a wonderful person can impact your life, perhaps the painting can do the explaining.
"But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed. For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies.
"Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled: 'Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?'" - 1 Corinthians 15:51-55
The original is 24"x30" acrylic on canvas.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Painted in tandem these two snapdragons beg to be together, even though they come from different worlds.
Originals are 6"x6" acrylic on hardboard and are available for purchase together in my Etsy store: http://su.pr/28Hy03
Monday, February 15, 2010
"In my life there's been heartache and pain. I don't know if I can face it again. Can't stop now, I've traveled so far, to change this lonely life. I wanna know what love is. I want you to show me..." - Foreigner (Lyrics by Mick Jones and Lou Gramm)
I was listening to a lot of 80s power ballads when painting this piece. The emotive lyrics of Foreigner really affected me as I thought about the character of each guitar and their interactions.
The original painting (acrylic on hardboard, 11"x14") is for sale and available for licensing. Please contact me if you're interested!