Thursday, January 28, 2010

Dragin' the World

This is an original design for my friend Jeni, who prefers monochrome pieces. It is an abstract made by overlapping geometric shapes, then randomly filling the areas with like shapes, and creating some purposeful negative space. The end result looks to me like a dragon who is carrying the world on his back. It is done in Sharpie on Strathmore 500 series illustration board. 22" x 30" SOLD

Friday, January 15, 2010

Three Young Monks

It was an honor and a pleasure to paint from this reference photograph taken by Orion Knox, whom I had the privilege of meeting at the 12 Buy 12 art show in Austin, Texas last month. He saw these three young monks in the Punakha Monastery in Punakha, Bhutan. I especially loved recreating the light and shapes he captured in the folds of fabric, and I took some liberties with the background by simplifying the lines and adding some reflected colors. Creating this painting was truly a great experience. Thanks Orion!
12" x 12"