Sneak Peak of the Portrait Series

Posted on 16th February 2014 in explored

As an artist, nay, as a human my quest is to always increase my skill and ability to express what it is that I’m feeling or want to show as feeling on whatever presents itself as a canvas. In this series, this expression of emotions is coming out through facial expressions.

This portrait series is going to be fairly large and extensive, so far I’ve got 13 done or in the works, with another 17 expected.

I’m working with acrylics, spray, indian ink, pen, pencils, and sharpies which will naturally expand the further I go with this. I usually use a straight blade to paint, but as faces generally aren’t jagged, I’ve been using my rounded blade. Kind of a cool transition for me to understand.

It’s proving fascinating for me to get inside of each of these portraits, for it’s forcing me to sit down and breathe slowly and work on the little details. I’m finding the process is oddly subtractive and incredibly exhilarating diving into the details.

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This is a sneak peak.

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Explored: Vancouver Skyline

Posted on 12th April 2013 in explored

When I was traveling through Europe I was working on a lot of sketches, mostly due to the fact that carrying three small sketch books was a lot easier than buying/selling canvases at every destination I went to. I also sketch a lot.

I was feeling/still am feeling they’re very architecturally aligned, so I’ve been working on a way to unite these sketches with a painting. After posting Hunter’s Game, I had an inquiry from an acquaintance about possibly doing a commission piece of the Vancouver skyline, and this instantly sparked many creative juices and connected the two dots I’ve been trying to find a way to connect for a while.

Vancouver Skyline is a triptych, a three-piece meant to be displayed together, traditionally found in altar pieces with hinges and the lot. These don’t have hinges, and no religious significance, but here they are none-the-less.

Each canvas is 122 x 91.5 cm ( 4 x 3 ft).

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Explored: Hunters Game

Posted on 28th February 2013 in explored

Hiding in the northern BC recently, naturally I’d wake in the middle of the evenings in frightful terror of wild beasts and gloriously epic battles of human strength and animal instinct… Or maybe I just watch a lot of movies.

My latest paintings are titled Hunters Game. These three paintings are an exploration of the animal inside of us all. Perhaps we adapt some animal traits just as animals may adapt some traits of humans. What would the world be like if crows sat atop their trees and picked us off with bow & arrows?

These three paintings were made with a mixture of acrylic paint, spray paint, charcoal, oil pastels, and tar pavement treatment. It took three evenings to complete the three paintings, which were painted side by side.

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Explored: The Preparation

Posted on 21st January 2013 in explored

During the summer of 2012 I traveled through Europe, and met a man by the name of Gabor. He invited me to his place and commissioned me to make a painting.

After we lugged all the supplies to his house, put up newspaper to save the walls he was afraid to get paint on because of his landlord, hung the painting on the wall so I could paint it, and turned on some music I started to paint.

This is what happened, it’s called The Preparation.

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Painting Miss Frost

Posted on 15th October 2012 in explored, risque

Ever painted a woman? I did. I also photographed the process. dig.

Included: wine.

Model: Lola Frost of Vancouver Burlesque Center and Sweet Soul Burlesque.

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