Sunday, June 29, 2008


Ok then. Here's another new piece for the Blue Rain show. I really liked the way this painting came together. It has a more polished surface and paint quality than most of my recent work. I dont know why. It just happened that way.

I usually get my painting ideas when i first wake up in the morning. Then I end up calling models and driving all over the place that day to make the idea come to life. This was one of those experiences. Jendar (the same model from my "subway" painting) will probably never talk to me again after that long long night. But in the end I think it was worth it. I love the feel and tone of this piece.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Green Eyes

Yeah, I'm really deep with my painting ideas. I cant get enough of the small vertical canvas composition. I just like'em all day long. This little painting was inspired by my sister-in-law's killer green eyes. This piece is another one that will show at the Blue Rain Gallery in one week. I'm hoping everyone that I know will join our furious celebration at the gallery on the 4th of July. There is no rules in Santa Fe on the 4th of July. Its outlaw country. Billy the Kid. Young Guns. See you there.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Drawing Rips

This is a drawing I did for my BYU class last semester. I should say I did this drawing in the class while they did their own drawings. I really enjoyed drawing this model. Her name is Noel and she was the best model we had all semester. A good model can be rare. Someone who just gets in. Noel got it. Drawing or painting a live model is addicting. If you are like me then you are kind of a dork, and you consider access to a good model and good music some of the best moments in life.