Sunday, July 28, 2013

Halfway Home.

Last painting completed in 2012.

24x36 oil on canvas, original hangs at the Davis County Golf Course.

This painting has a lot of incredible memories and learning experiences.  Especially because I revisited it on and off for about 5 months, so actual time that it took to complete is a tough number to calculate.  Too many things kept getting in the way of just painting this start to finish, but such is life.  However the space, time, and people that were all directly connected with the making of this painting are the most valuable to me.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


A couple of side drawings to capture the power of the glance. And to just down right have fun.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sometimes you have to do a fun 8x8in sketch for a buddy who has a fascination with robots.

Sometimes his fascination turns into your fascination and you start doing a few more paintings of robots cause it's fun.

Well it all started with this one Mitch, and I wish you only the greatest with your new adventures of being married.  Can't wait to see where our lives take us.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Profile studies from a workshop that I was lucky enough to attend down in Helper, UT.  Under the instruction of Zachary Proctor and Matthew Larson, as well as many other incredible painters that frequent/own the place.
5th oil painting.  "el scopo cinco" 18x24 oil on canvas.

This painting hung in the Alpine Art Gallery in Salt Lake City for a student show we had, also this…

http://www.saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2012/04/19/before-they-were-stars-usu-alpine-art-exhibit-this-friday/
One thing that has helped for me when developing artwork, is to keep a bunch going at once.  Very easy when you are a student and are forced into multiple projects at once.  I see a direct affect in the progress when I have paintings as well as drawings going.  It helps everything from the mark making, to composition, and overall enjoyment as the piece progresses.

This one was created the same time that I first started oil painting, and I don't think either this or the painting I was working on would have turned out as well otherwise.

This is one of my favorites.

2nd ever oil painting, 9x12 I believe.  It was when this was finished, that I pretty much knew I was addicted to using oil paint to make paintings.
Old line drawing. 2011

Thursday, July 11, 2013

4x4ft Acrylic & Oil on canvas.  First time touching paint artistically. "And thus it is begun"

3hr study, Fall 11.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Start.

This is a blog that has been created to document my journey as a painter.

I used to have a Tumblr but this seemed more efficient, with that said
the first posts here will be playing catch up.  After that….your guess
is as good as mine.

Ceej.