Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Sudden

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.

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Monday, March 22, 2010

The Daisy Chain

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


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Dance

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. Sold.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Echoing Him

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

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

Alice Margaret Scott

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.
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