Friday, May 29, 2009

"Flowers for Velma"

8" x 10". gouache.

Painted this for the Illustration Department secretary, Velma,
who is amazing. I was going to make a bird painting for her,
but she likes flowers more.

Look at flowers if you want to learn about composition.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


~8" x 11". gouache, pencil. one hour painted sketch from observation.

Monday, May 25, 2009

"Snow Leopard"

11" 14". gouache, pencil, over collage.
Pose is from reference. Practicing for having live models over.

Work in Progress Steps:

WIP#1 - underdrawing
WIP#2 - collage
WIP#3 - starting to paint
WIP#4 - details
WIP#4 (close-up)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


11" x 14". gouache, pencil, ink, over collage.

A portrait of my neighbor's late cat who sadly passed away recently.
My own cat was kind enough to help pose for me.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


~6" x 8". gouache, pencil, ink, over collage.

Made this for my roomie, who likes cats.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


19" x 13". ink.

I was waiting in my office on campus to meet with a student today, but she never showed up.

While waiting I doodled this with the pens, highlighters and dry-erase markers available in the desk.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

"Trinity Church (southwest corner), Boston"

8" x 10". pencil.

30 minute sketch.

Trinity Church

Drew this from across the street at the base of the Hancock Building (tallest building in Boston). The wind off that urban canyon was ridiculous!

What are the interesting architectural landmarks in your town?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


14" x 11". gouache.

Private commission.

Here are the stages of the work-in-progress: