Thursday, July 31, 2008

In Bloom

Gouache on Paper 4"x9"

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Summer Waves

Gouache on Paper 4"x9"

Friday, July 25, 2008

The "Cram it" Group Show

I'll be showing these paintings in a group art show at the ellO Gallery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire:

The show is in August.  All of the artwork at the gallery will be $20 or less.  And there should be a ton of artwork to grab.  Check it out if you're in the neighborhood.  And as always you can contact me for commissions and such.  

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Muse #1

Gouache on Paper 7"x7"

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Principessa #1

Gouache on Paper 4"x9"

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Mary Blair + Alice in Wonderland

Disney is releasing a new Alice in Wonderland book.  This one has pictures by Mary Blair!  Mary Blair's work is second to none.  She is the reason why I put paint to paper.  I urge everyone to go out and buy this book, and see for yourself how amazing Mary was.  

Friday, July 18, 2008


Now here's an animated feature worth seeing:

Link to the teaser trailer:

It'll be released in February of next year.  I can't wait.  

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Too Much?

I just got to see WALL*E this last weekend, and I've found out that there are SIX more animated films to be released during the second half of this year.  Unfortunately not all of these seem that they will be any good.  Trailers are available at each movie's website.  Here are the movie posters; decide for yourself what looks enticing:

I'm particularly looking forward to Igor and Bolt.  Space Chimps and Fly Me to the Moon both seem like crap Saturday morning cartoons with high production value.  Both Star Wars and Madagascar look like expensive, 90 minute commercials.  (Star Wars in particular has the look and feel of video game cut scenes.)  

I guess it's good for the industry that so many companies are producing animated movies, though.  

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I Love Cake

Gouache on Paper 7"x12"

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Always Time for Tea

Gauche on Paper 8"x10"

Monday, July 14, 2008


Went to see WALL*E this past weekend.  Walked away thinking what an amazing job PIXAR did.  This is for sure one of their best films, and one of my personal favorites along with Ratatouille, Finding Nemo and Monsters INC.  
I really enjoyed the concept of using less speech, and more silent animation, for this movie.  It harkened back to elements of the Charlie Chaplin silent films I remember watching.  One scene in particular-the dancing scene-reminded me of Chaplin's film "Modern Times."  In that picture the Tramp is dancing on roller skates with his lady.  Much like WALL*E and EVE.  Of course there are more examples of the silent movie genre in WALL*E, especially with WALL*E on Earth scavenging thru people's collective junk.  And the Louis Armstrong sung La vie en Rose montage during WALL*E's courtship of EVE was right on the mark.  

On top of all this, there was perhaps the best cartoon short to come around in a very long time. 
The Pixar short Presto was absolutely hilarious.  The gags were great, and the character design well done.  Did anyone else think the magician was Walt?  Bravo to Pixar.  

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Back in Action

Yeah, it's been over a month since my last post.  I took June off to watch the UEFA European Football Championships.  It was an amazing tournament.  Germany got to the final only to lose to Spain, 0-1.  The future looks positive, however.  Third at World Cup 2006, Second at EURO's 2008...

So I've started to work on paintings again these last few weeks.  Here are examples:

More to follow in this week.