April 28, 2012


I was just informed that the MicroVisions auction has gone live so I thought I'd post the link for you.
Every Year the Society of Illustrators selects 12 artists to do a "micro" 5"x7" painting to be exhibited and auctioned for their student scholarship fund. It's been a real thrill to be in the company of participating luminaries: Scott Bakal, Julie Bell, Scott Brundage, Brian Despain, Rebecca Guay, Scott Gustafson, John Picacio, Dan Dos Santos, Peter de Seve, Chris Rahn and Terryl Whitlatch.

It was tough to paint so small! Sure, I do tons of tiny roughs but nothing that's intended to be a "finished" painting. Nevertheless I'm happy with the outcome and have posted it here for you to take a look at. If you'd like to place a bid you can do so here, it goes to a good cause.

Update: the link is removed since the event is over, and we did well! Raised a good chunk of change for a good cause!

April 26, 2012

This is a scene from Road to El Dorado (2000). I painted the environment for this one.

April 19, 2012

Composition Workshop, May 19!

Whether you're a figurative artist, landscape painter, entertainment artist or picture maker of any kind, if you're in the LA area I'd love to see you at our annual Composition Workshop on Saturday May 19, 12-8pm . To enroll contact the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art at 877-695-2232. www.laafa.org
Watch the video for some tips and an overview, there's more written info below:

Composition: Design for Dynamic Picture Making:
  • Slideshow presentation and lecture, 12-3pm: Lectures on the fundamentals of effective picture making. Discussions on the creation of mood and environment. Principles for organizing complex scenes into compelling arrangements. Strategies for solving compositional problems quickly and effectively. Studies of Composition in history and the modern day.
  • Instructor Painting demonstration, 3:30-5
  • Compositional exercises, 6-7pm
  • Student painting time with instructor feedback, 7-8pm

April 12, 2012

Compressed charcoal and ivory nupastel on Srathmore charcoal paper.

April 06, 2012