Homegrown

Homegrown is work that I developed in graduate school. My overall emphasis for my graduate thesis was in traditional illustration. I wanted to better understand water-based media, a topic that was ignored in my undergraduate studies. At that time, I was experimenting with a variety of new media - I was sick of acrylic, oil …

The demo birds

I am going to use the blog feature on this site as a means to include detail about my illustrations. I have already blogged two short posts about couple of recent pieces. This post is about the little watercolor birds you'll see on this site. They are the result of in-class watercolor demonstrations in my …

Half-Jack

I have done many illustrations with my grandfather as the subject. This watercolor is the most recent. He was called Half-Jack by a custom wheat cutter back in the days of C.B. radios. It became his C.B. handle and stuck to him long after craze died away. This image was from a trip to Canada …

Sicilian montage

This image was inspired by the trip my wife and I took to Sicily. This sculpture and the architectural elements were at a Catholic church in the city of Modica. The media is gouache in a subtractive, pick out technique.