"Aqua Teen Triptych" - ink, watercolor and pastel on paper - each panel is 3" x 12"
Aqua Teen Hunger Force inspired piece for an upcoming "Adult Swim" themed show at Gallery 1988 LA. Really excited about this show, there will be some great cartoon networky goodness!
Hi everyone, Happy Holidays!
Hope everyone is doing well. Just wanted to get in touch to share some exciting news. And just in case some of you are still holiday shopping, I have some unique gift ideas for your friends and loved ones.
New M-Edge Folio Cases
I recently partnered with case-maker M-Edge to create fifteen custom cases for iPads and Kindles. I'm very excited about these products - definitely check them out if you're in the market for a case. Browse the new cases here >
Limited Edition Prints
Giclee prints of the highest quality on archival watercolor paper. Only 100 of each print will be made. Once all 100 are gone, no more will be made or sold. Currently "Raspberry Triptych", "Bloom", and "Blue Meeting" are available - as well as other open edition prints.
Published in 2007 and 2008, "Departure" and "Gathering" are mini portfolios that showcase my art and style as it has progressed through the years.
And as always, there is original art available at my site. Check out the artwork section to see what's available!
Hope everyone has a happy holiday season. Get in touch if you have any questions!
"Journey" - ink and acrylic ink on canvas board - 6" x 6"
Hi all, I have donated a piece to the Elemental Strings Online Auction – bidding closes December 4, 2011, with proceeds going to supporting our mission of inspiring and nurturing young musicians in Santa Monica.
Learn more about the auction here.
Only two days left, go take a look!
"War Steed" - ink, watercolor and gouache on paper - 12" x 9"
This guy was fun to paint. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!
"Broken Ear" - ink, stone, Crayola Model Magic
Unfortunately, the clay I use to make these little guys isn't the most sturdy stuff in the world. Ah well, at least he found a seat.
"Power Lines" - ink, acrylic and watercolor on paper - 5" x 5"
More experiments with ink and acrylic!
"Mind Storm" - ink, gouache and watercolor on paper - 9" x 7"
Turned out stranger and more colorful than I thought it would.
"Purple Love" - ink, gouache and watercolor on paper - 5" x 6"
Hi all, I'm still alive! Not sure where this came from – I didn't even watch either of these shows growing up.
Mounted on wood and ready to go!
Just a work in progress.
"Pig Explorer" - ink, gouache and watercolor on paper - 5" x 5"
Apologies for the long hiatus, was out of town for a bit!
And for those of you in LA, I have a big show coming up on Saturday, October 15 in Los Angeles at Giant Robot! It's a two person show (Martin Hsu and I) and the theme is "Undercurrents"
More details here: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=129173517184474
"Fishing Cat" - ink, gouache and watercolor on paper - 5" x 5"
A natural predator, the cat stalks its prey...
A buddy of mine helped me shoot a video interview a while back, and he just finished editing. If you were ever curious about the things that go on in my head, wanted to see how I paint, or what my studio looks like – check it out!
Thanks to Jonny Kloberdanz at hearsee.com!
"Flying Fish" - ink, gouache and watercolor on paper - 11" x 7 1/2"
Got some fancy new paper on my trip to LA last week. Crazy thick, but really fun to experiment with.
This Friday September 2, over 100 artists are coming together to re-appropriate the iconic Garbage Pail Kids trading card sets from our childhood. Gallery 1988, The Hundreds, and Topps to make this a reality… The exhibition opens Sept 2nd from 7 to 10pm at Gallery 1988 on Melrose.
See the flyer here: Garbage Pail Kids show
Project Ethos is opening tonight (Thursday night) in San Francisco! So if you're in town, definitely check it out!
My 15 pieces for the show -
My lady and I were button machines tonight. Brand spanking new buttons for this show!
"Father Tree" - ink, gouache and watercolor on paper - 18" x 24"
Whew, finally finished it. I should do more of these large pieces, they're pretty fun!
072711 WIP - ink, gouache and watercolor on paper - 18" x 24"
Making progress... ended up painting over most of the curly branches though. Ah well.
072511 WIP - ink and watercolor on paper - 18" x 24"
Big tree work in progress - haven't worked in this size in a while!
"Today's secret word is...RAMPAGE" - ink, watercolor and gouache on paper - 7" x 10"
Inspired by Conky from Pee-Wee's Playhouse -- for a show coming up at Gallery 1988 LA.
"Good Day" - acrylic, ink and gouache on wood - 5" x 5"
It's been a while, but I'm still alive! Apologies for the long hiatus, life has been crazy busy. Here's a velociraptor in a top hat saying hello to a chicken.
PS - The "Japan Dreams" skateboard piece raised over $300 for charity, and my "I think we'll be okay here Leon" piece sold on the opening night of the show!
"Japan Dreams" - acrylic and ink on skateboard deck - 31" x 8"
"Japan Dreams" - detail
Here's the finished piece for the Plywood for Good charity by Collective Good. Collective Good has partnered with Direct Relief International to donate 100% of the proceeds from Plywood for Good to aid the rebuilding efforts in Japan.
This piece, along with 29 other skateboards painted by other artists, will be auctioned off on Thursday, July 14 at Project One in San Francisco. See here for more details: Plywood for Good
Skateboard WIP 2 - acrylic and ink on skateboard
More work in progress for the Plywood for Good charity by Collective Good. I'm still debating whether this is done or not. Hmmm...
Skateboard WIP - acrylic on skateboard
Work in progress for the Plywood for Good charity by Collective Good. More details soon!
"I think we'll be okay here, Leon" - ink, watercolor, and gouache on paper - 14" x 10"
This piece is for a show coming up in a couple weeks – Gallery 1988's annual Crazy 4 Cult show, featuring artists' interpretations of classic cult movies. My piece is inspired by one of my favorite movies, "The Professional." I'm pretty stoked for this show, and it's the first one of these that I might actually be able to catch down in LA!
Here are the details: (If you're on my mailing list, I'll be recapping this in an email soon)
Crazy 4 Cult 5: I'm getting too old for this shit
Friday, July 8, 7-11PM
Show on display through July 30, 2011
7020 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
And here's a link to the evite.
061911 WIP - ink, watercolor and gouache on paper - 14" x 10"
Work in progress for a show coming up!
"Big Doodle 2" - sharpie on mat board - 40" x 32"
Phew! This one took a while to finish! Sequel to the last Big Doodle - but more mechanical... and with bears!
Alright, I'm out of the country for a week. More art when I'm back =).
"Invasion" - gouache on mat board- 8" x 10"
Took part in some last minute live painting tonight! Here's one of the results of the night... (many thanks to Wednesday Kirwan for letting me use some of her mat board =)
"Life" - ink, watercolor, and gouache on paper - 12" x 14"
It's been a while since I painted with this technique, I like how it turned out!
So this piece is actually a submission to a contest on "Stuff No One Told Me" – a great blog by an extremely talented artist and illustrator, Alex Noriega. He posts illustrated words of wisdom on topics of life, love and design. Check out his stuff, it's great.
I'm still alive! Just working on another big doodle... will post the finished piece soon!