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Friday, October 26, 2012

Whoo Hoo! Today I was featured on Carter Higgins "Design of the Picture Book" blog. What a nice way to start the day!

Here's two paintings I did for my MFA graduate studies. These are portraits done in the "push pin studios" style of the 50's. What a great era for illustration! I had such a good time working on these and could see bringing a bit more of this feel to my illustration work.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Fun little painting before work. Frog and bunny go on an adventure. Watercolor/ink/digital

Friday, October 05, 2012

Here's a little sample of what my thumbnail sketches look like when I'm working on a book project. They are small and messy, but really help me figure out what I'm trying to say! : )

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wow, it's been a little while since I updated my blog. I've got to be better about that but it's hard to do with a busy schedule. Anyhoo, here's a new cover image for this months Cricket magazine. They are a great client and one I work for quite a lot. I also just finished another cover for the Feb. issue of Ladybug. I'll post that when it hits the stands too. : )

Monday, May 28, 2012

This is the 2nd image in a series of 5 that depict bull riding. Ink/Watercolor/collage/digital

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Kirkus Starred Review!

Whoo hoo! I found out that my current book, SOPHIE'S FISH, received a starred review from Kirkus. For those of you who may not be familiar with Kirkus, they are notoriously difficult to get a good review from. I'm super excited that they liked this book.

If you haven't picked up a copy of SOPHIE'S FISH, you really need to run out RIGHT NOW and buy one to see what all the fuss is about! : )

I will have signed copies if you want to buy one from me. Just email me and we can work out the details.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Hey everyone, I will
be teaching an intermediate watercolor workshop out of my studio on Saturday June 16th. I'll make a more formal flyer, but I just wanted to give the heads up for now. Only 8 spots total, so let me know if you are interested. It will run from 12-5pm and cost $200. Topics will include painting skies, mulitmedia approaches, city scenes, nature scenes. I will do a demo for each scene and then I'll walk you through it.

Friday, May 04, 2012

New Magazine cover

The new Spider magazine is out with my image on the cover. Look for it on stands soon!

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012


Here's a painting I did today in watercolor. It's for an assignment for the Master's Degree program I'm doing. This is the 1st of a series of five bull riding images. This isn't something I'd normally paint, so it's a fun challenge!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Encore at the DeRossi Theater

Hi everyone, here's the first finished spread from a book I'm working on (and wrote) called "Encore at the DeRossi Theater". Hope ya like it!

Monday, March 05, 2012

Emo in LA

Today's effort. This is about how much it would suck to be a goth kid growing up in Los Angeles. Hard to be emo when it's so sunny outside! : )

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Dr. Seuss Tribute show

Here's my three paintings for the Dr. Seuss Tribute show at Nucleus gallery (Los Angeles). They are done in acrylic, ink and collage on deep wooden boxes. Very fun to do. Not so fun to ship...

Give me a shout if you happen to make it to the gallery opening on March 3rd. I'd love to hear how it went. Here's a link:

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Those damn birds

Mr. Anderson had everything under control. Except the birds. Those damn birds...