Thursday, November 15, 2012

Self portrait of sorts.  Rekindling my love for gouache, a medium I've been neglecting.  I have come to realize that different mediums evoke different color pallets for me.  I am not sure if this is a good thing or just lazy craftsmanship.  Gouache and watercolor have saturated colors on top of warm neutral colors.  Where as my oil pallet is a bit more subdued.  I'm not sure if this matters to anyone, but maybe you share the same experience?

Thanks for looking, there is always room to get immensely better.

Monday, November 12, 2012


For those who are interested, I seem to update instagram more frequently than blogger.  I think it is a great way for sharing art.  My handle is digitalpaintfumes.  Instagram is now available to be viewed by folks without the app.


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Work in progress

Second piece in the series. Dealing with winter anxiety and the feeling of being overwhelmed.

The boys from The Classless (Indianapolis) asked me to work on their album cover and allowed me to do whatever I wish. This is what I have come up with.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Some recent sketches taken with instagram

Landscape from Lake Michigan.  Has been a while since I sat down for a landscape.  Need to do more.  It was fun feeling like I had no idea what I was doing. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Sex Bunker album artwork

Album artwork I did for Chicago based band Sex Bunker.  Their newest EP, "Elephant Skull".

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Trying to balance style, form and not overworking the paint. I have been trying to work this out in my fully realized illustration. Must keep doing studies. I feel like I'm onto something

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

New Sketchbook

I recently made a sketchbook for myself, this is the work I have been creating lately.  Thanks for looking.