May 28, 2013

scrap houses

scrap houses

going through boxes of scrap pieces of wood, piecing them together

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May 13, 2013

caricature portraits

caricature portraits

this was an auction prize for my son's school, Kansas City Academy

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Apr 17, 2013

breaking news

Last year I contributed to what is a 2013 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award nominee, under Best Comics-Related Book- Team Cul de Sac! Pretty cool to be associated with such a worthwhile project.

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Feb 28, 2013

decomposed

decomposed

Sometimes when I open my web browser, a scrambled image of whatever I've been working on shows up for a split second. This is what it looked like today, decomposing a composite of my paintings of classical composers.

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Feb 26, 2013

my attic studio

my attic studio

I took some pictures of my studio for an interview I did in January and with the recent rounds of big snowstorms I'm holin' up there quite a bit these days. Taking the pictures brought a fresh realization of what a pack rat I am, all the rows of things I've made and collected.

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Feb 12, 2013

Lincoln blogs

Lincoln blogs

in dual commemoration of the 204th birthday of Mr Lincoln and the film Lincoln's 12 Oscar nominations, 12 portraits of the 16th president

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Feb 10, 2013

fractions

fractions

stenciled numbers in a parking garage

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Jan 26, 2013

Ludwig

Ludwig

my friend James Wrolstadt bought this before he'd even seen a sketch so I sure hope he likes it - I didn't have time to finish him for the exhibit and I think he's still upset about not being in the show

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Jan 21, 2013

Inauguration Day

Inauguration Day

seems like a good day to finally post these sketches I did while watching the Democratic Convention

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lego abc

lego abc

Joined my son yesterday for the last 45 minutes of a first-grade-mom-sponsored lego workshop at his school - one of the boys made the 'Z' for me as I struggled to finish on time. I barely did and didn't manage to get photos of any of the kids' constructions. Bad dad.

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Jan 15, 2013

Longhairs

Longhairs

18 classical painters on exhibit at friend Joe Flores barber shop

Schubert, Puccini, Verdi, Wagner, Dvorak, Bach

Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Handel, Liszt, Bizet

Chopin, Mozart, Saint-saens, Debussy, Mendelssohn, Brahms

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Dec 30, 2012

snowflakes for Sandy Hook

snowflakes for Sandy Hook

Without knowing why, I've been obsessed with cutting out snowflakes the past few weeks. Then I learned in a note from my son's grade school about some folks collecting paper snowflakes for Sandy Hook Elementary.

Doesn't feel like such a waste of time anymore.

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Dec 15, 2012

Eustace Tilley

Eustace Tilley

I have a million things I should be doing but I woke up with this idea this morning. My entry for the New Yorker's cover contest: Eustace is taming a tiger swallowtail.

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Dec 11, 2012

George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel

This Handel guy's estate must be raking in the royalties this time of year.

One of the paintings for an exhibit in January at my friend's barber shop/hair salon (for my sons it's a barber shop, but for most of his clientele it's a hair salon).

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Dec 10, 2012

finished paintings

finished paintings

I'll deliver these this week. It's hard to imagine any of the recipients would see this post so they should still get a little surprise when they get their portraits. I did one more but felt real unsure if it looked anything like who it's supposed to be. 

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Dec 2, 2012

master class

master class

I'm just finishing a job where I painted new faces into several master portraits, caricaturing the whole paintings a little, too, as well as the new faces. To stay ahead of the deadline I did these sketches before the individuals were selected for their portraits, even before I knew how many portraits there would be. 

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Nov 7, 2012

composers

composers

getting ready for a show in January, sketches of classical composers I plan to do paintings of

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