Memory of a Kiss

Memory of a Kiss

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Media: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:  22X26″ on gallery wrapped canvas
Painted: 2016

Once, me and Stephen (my partner in crime) were at the Georgia Tech campus, near Skiles and the Student Center and kissed each other in the rain under an enormous tree that was there. I imagined what it might be like to be older, if Stephen had passed away, and to go to that place under the big tree where we kissed. This is an artist representation of that moment and reflecting upon it. It is why the picture is titled “Memory of a Kiss.”

Ghosts in the Rain

Ghosts in the Rain

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Media: Acrylic on CanvasSize:  24×36″ on gallery wrapped canvas
Painted: 2016

This is a drip-technique painting I made of, well, exactly what the title says. This is to me “ghosts in the rain.”

 This piece is sold and is no longer available for purchase. If interested in commissioning a piece like it, please contact via email. Thank you!

New Pendants!

I have made some new pendants!

They are done in large time piece settings. Each has it’s own unique appearance. The trees are painted on pieces of shell and then I add elements to the background in the resin.

This piece has gears, glass and microbeads surrounding the tree painted on shell

 

This piece has dandelion seeds, gears, glass and microbeads surrounding the tree painted on shell

This piece has shell, dandelion seeds and microbeads surrounding the tree painted on shell

Video: Death Tarot Card

A short video of me finishing up a drawing I did of the “death” tarot card.

I have always really enjoyed the artwork featured on prayer candles and on tarot cards (though I am not a believe of tarot cards). I decided it would be fun to try to make my own. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out! Click on the image of the card below to watch the video.

Death Tarot Card

Video: What Brand of Artist’s Paint Should I Buy?

Hey there!

A few times when I am buying paint there will be someone who is new to purchasing them and they will ask me about which paints they should buy.

Buying paint is the same as buying anything! You get what you pay for… but sometimes you’re paying for the ‘name’ and not the quality of your material.

Click on the image below to watch my quick video on what type of artist’s paint you should buy. Thanks!

What Brand of Artist's Paint Should I Buy?

 

City Bones: The City Breathes

City Bones: The City Breathes

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Media: mixed media
Size:  12×24″ on gallery wrapped canvas
Painted: 2016

This is a small series of mixed media pieces I am working on.

At times I will work various jobs that give me photo opportunities, as well as art material opportunities. When I was working a job in East Point I had the chance to not just take some amazing photos, but to also gather materials for art pieces. I noticed these old building schematics that were from 1989 so…. I took an arm full of them and let the idea of what they would become cook in the back of my mind for a while. After layering the paper onto a canvas I went on to use fibrous paste and string gell with paint to create the city that was there on top of it.

the canvas after the building plans were adhered to it

City Bones

City Bones

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Media: mixed media
Size:  24×30″ on gallery wrapped canvas
Painted: 2016

This is a small series of mixed media pieces I am working on.

canvas after the old building plans were adhered to

At times I will work various jobs that give me photo opportunities, as well as art material opportunities. When I was working a job in East Point I had the chance to not just take some amazing photos, but to also gather materials for art pieces. I noticed these old building schematics that were from 1989 so…. I took an arm full of them and let the idea of what they would become cook in the back of my mind for a while. After layering the paper onto a canvas I went on to use fibrous paste and string gell with paint to create the city that was there on top of it.

Meteor Shower: A Forest of Light

Meteor Shower Series: A Forest of Light

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Media: mixed media
Size:  12×16″ on canvas pad
Painted: 2016

This is another piece which belongs to my “Meteor Shower” series. Unlike all of the other ones I have done, this is not on a stretched gallery-wrapped canvas. I completed this piece on a cut of primed canvas that I hae matted and laying flat in a frame. I am not sure if I want to keep that setup for it or not, but I was experimenting with the presentation of my work. I was wondering if a dark mat on the outside would give some “quiet” to the image before the viewer sees all the shiny texture.

Meteor Shower: A Sky of Dreams

Meteor Shower Series: A Sky of Dreams

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Media: mixed media
Size:  24×30″ on gallery-wrapped canvas
Painted: 2016

This is another piece which belongs to my “Meteor Shower” series. I enjoyed painting this one a great deal and was surprised as how subtle the red metallics in the piece came off. It gave it an unexpected warmth! I also had some residual blue and green metals added at the bottom right that you can see if you look for it.

Meteor Shower: Stars

Meteor Shower Series: Stars

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Media: mixed media
Size:  24×24″ on gallery-wrapped canvas
Painted: 2016

 

This is a painting I did is of a piece of work in my Meteor Shower Series.

Originally I had not done any of my meteor shower trees without leaves because I thought the brightness of the sky texture would overpower it. Seems I was wrong as they turned out just fine. This piece was especially bright and I had some difficulty capturing the image without so much light bouncing off of it. Unlike my other meteor shower trees, this one goes “off the canvas” more than any other I’ve done. Since it doesn’t have leaves it ended up working out well… I think if it had been a tree with leaves the sky would have been too covered up and it would have made me wonder…. why did I spend so many days on that highly textured background just to cover it up?