Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Monday, September 28, 2009

Second Grade!!!!!

Layla has finished her first month in the second grade.....

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Manual High School Arts Festival

The Festival will now take place in March 2010!!!!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

New Self Portrait

This painting took me most of the weekend to finish.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

John Lee Hooker

Oil Painting of John Lee Hooker. First of a new set of musicians. Painted in Novermber 2008.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

New Digital Portrait

This is the first digital portrait that I have made of Layla.

Monday, February 23, 2009

New Recruit

I initially drew just the American flag. I didn't think of adding anything in front of it until Layla asked what I was gonna put there. So I drew her.

Different mediums, different styles, same Layla...

Family has always been priority.

New Portrait

This is the first portrait that I have made using the Wacom. I found this awesome photo of this really old man, who looked so weathered and miserable.

Friday, October 17, 2008

First Grade!!!!!

Layla started first grade this last month.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New Design

Just thought that I would share this new tattoo design of mine, before I have inked onto my upper arm and shoulder.

Thank You KIB and Lilly

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Lilly Day of Service back in May, and a special thanks to KIB for giving us the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful experience.
"2008 Guinness World Record"
Worlds Longest Paint by Number

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Day of Service 2008

My design for the Day of Service. Madison Avenue East Wall.

The Day of service is a collaborative effort with Eli Lilly, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Habitat for Humanity and Manual High School. Murals will be painted along Madison Avenue and the Monon Trail on May 15th 2008.

Mural Design Digitally inserted to show concept, day and night. 123 11'X10' sections


Kay Clay

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Robert Frost

Thursday, November 8, 2007

----Revealing Inspiration----


Layla started school this year. I wish I could say that it gives me more time to work in my studio.

More Illustrations

It took the good part of eight years to figure out what i wanted to do with myself, or be when I "grow up". From my first show to my first published work, the journey has been long and much has been sacrificed. The best experience of my life is raising my daughter. The gifts she has brought are numerous and she is incorperated in every part of my life. This is where my journey began, and where it has brought me.

New Digital Paintings

o.k.-- So I was really bored over the weekend, and made some illustrations on photoshop, all digitally painted. They are mostly studies on color, scenery and movement.

I seen stills from the new "Where the Wild Things Are" film, and it got me thinking of painting realistic hair patterns.

Same character, but a little more is going on in this one.

I know, it's a little gory, but this one was fun...

I have painted many scenery paintings before, but they were mostly for lighting and color concepts. With this one I wanted to make it as realistic as I could.

This one was a simple fire and water study.

This was a color study. I mainly used the linear and dodge brushes to bring out vibrant colors. I went over with the smudge tool to create the fire effect.

Becoming an Illistrator

Going though agents was exhausting. Representing myself has been more work, but not in the areas I was looking for.

Traditional work

My work has been mostly traditional painting until recently.

The Watercolors

I have always hated watercolor in the past. Now I cant stop working with it.

Nothing big, nothing great, just fast sketches with water is addicting.

Meet LayLa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"What law, what reason can deny that gift so sweet, so natural that God has given a stream, a fish, a beast, a bird?" Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Inspiration was once a rarity for me.