Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tree man finished!

Took a while, with the holidays and all, but I am finally finished with my treeman painting. Not 100% stoked on it, but gotta move on anyways. I have 3 more watercolor/gouache paintings to finish before I get back to the oils..... gotta get grinding away.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Tree MAN!

Just feeling the trees and naked people. Cant help it, gonna paint this this week I think.

Gouache! Gouache! Gouache!

Almost done with these guys, part of a mythology I dont fully understand yet. I am not as good of a writer as I was at one time so I guess I will just tell the story with images.... :( Painted in gouache, but done with watercolor technique....

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Painting night!

On Tuesday nights we get together and paint and draw... my buddy Brandon and I painted these in gouache on pieces of cedar I grabbed from my neighbors garbage. I painted the devil and brandon painted the awesome catfish. It is very fun to paint with gouache, part watercolors, part acrylic, part oils..... fun medium and always available.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Lamb of the Apocalypse

This painting is taking about 4 times longer than I imagined, I learned that non Arches watercolor paper is shit..... Part of a possible series. Lamb of the apocalypse, multiple horns, etc.. Unfinished but looking cool anyways. Did I mention that civilization is crumbling away? Got a little further, am distracted by new paintings, so, hope is the dream of unfinished artwork.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Darkness is being released at the Surly Brewery Saturday morning. Omar, the owner of Surly was on Fox 9 news and gave a shout out to me and the Shop.... which was tight. Here is the link to the video...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Working on a painting of a zombie head.... I feel like the zombie apocalypse is right around the corner.... I read World War Z, Day by Day Armageddon and Walking Dead - I am living inside a zombie fantasy and think that a painting is due that reflects that.... unfinished, but I felt like I just had to post it.... see the burned out city below? Should I make it Mpls?

Update. Finished. Pretty stoked.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wedding hands

Painting I am doing for a friends wedding as a gift, taken from photo of daughters hands. As usual, walnut ink, gray wash, and a little gouache thrown in, though maybe not used as effectively as I would like.

Friday, October 10, 2008


I survived the run, it was beautiful.... experienced the most amazing runners high ever. Really. Total euphoria.
Last week I helped at my friend Lindsay's class at MCAD, it was interesting, I finished this painting, start to finish in about 1.5 hours while giving a demo on spit shading and the use of walnut ink. I don't think many of them got anything out of it, but oh well it was fun anyways.

Saturday, October 4, 2008


Last year I ended up in the med tent, this year I am going to destroy this race. Tomorrow morning I am running in the twin cities marathon, should be fun I am feeling it great shape. As long as I dont end up in the medical tent!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Another head!

Another sweet head, this time floating in water.... done obviously on a foot... I was really stoked on the face and for sure.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Honey Bee

Two photos of one of my favorite insects, taken in the morning while they sat on my cherry tree. I especially like that you can see that they are covered in pollen..... :)

Ink painting

First of 2 paintings I am doing to warm up for a class I am doing at MCAD in October on inkwash techniques. A great reason to keep sketchbooks full of random drawings, makes it easier to start a painting when you dont have to come up with a new idea when you sit down.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

New tattoo

Here is a new tattoo I did on my friend Kevin McNutt. I am posting it because it was one of the funnest tattoos I have ever done. I like it because I drew it and it has an art nouveau feel and is beautiful and simple.

Surly poster

A poster I did for Surly Darkness... I think I should have gone and lined it with a brush, but it still looks tight.. I did it with pencil and then colored on computer, obviously it was simply colored for a limited pallet for use as a tshirt, etc....


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Pen and Ink

Here are some pics I had forgotten I drew for my friends at work. I think that i orient my drawing to the left for some reason. I wonder if other people do that as well.....