Monday, December 19, 2011

mini painting

towards the end of the semester i started to play around with a couple of smaller paintings, since my work is usually fairly large.  opposites are always nice to try, though i think overall this really just made me miss my big canvases.  here's my favorite one, it's about 20in long, and acrylic on canvas.  also, i'm in the process of coding my website, and i'm hoping it will be finished in the next few weeks!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

thesis #4

been trying to be as diverse as possible with my color palettes recently.  this one was definitely way out of my normal range, and regardless of how it came out i'm glad to have worked with it.  during my thesis review boards i was told this was a more "whimsical" direction to move towards, so i'm still pondering what the adjectives are that i really want my work to be.  all input is appreciated.  despite meticulous tweaking in photoshop, the colors are definitely not how they appear in person.  c'est la vie.  acrylic on canvas, 24x48 

Monday, October 24, 2011

thesis #3

another thesis piece!  this one is much more similar to the work i did last spring.  i've been trying to refine which forms i like using most, and now getting to really explore surface possibilities, as it makes all the difference.  i discovered a couple new glossy glazing mediums that really make this one glow in person, so that was ever so satisfying!  acrylic on canvas, 30x40in

Thursday, October 20, 2011


here's a commission that i just delivered today!  it gave me a good excuse to visit everyone from my internship at MPA!  acrylic on canvas, 24x48

Sunday, October 9, 2011

thesis #2

another thesis piece! this one also has a subtly glossy surface that makes it a little brighter in person.  acrylic on canvas, 30in x 40in

Monday, September 19, 2011

thesis #1

just finished up my first thesis piece!  the effects of the glossy finish that it has translate a little strangely in a photo, but it didn't reflect too badly.  another large one, it's 48x60in, acrylic on canvas

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


here's a commission that i just finished up! i really wanted to work on some subtlety with my larger paintings, since i usually am all for the lack of space. the colors are a little more vibrant sitting in a naturally lit room, the yellow and little spots of red shine a bit more, and like always i tweaked the photograph for too long and was never satisfied. but it'll do, and i really had a lot of fun with this one! acrylic on canvas, a little over 60in long

Saturday, June 4, 2011

giant #2

so here's another one of my giants from the spring semester. i worked on it on and off for a few months being indecisive and am trying to decide if i think it's finished. about 70in horizontally. acrylic on canvas.

Monday, May 2, 2011

more obsessions

here's another one from my Obsessions class. not sure how i feel about it being so monochromatic, i might go back into it this summer, we'll see. acrylic on canvas, about 3 1/2ft wide

Sunday, April 24, 2011

giant #1

here's one of my junior independent giants! i'm calling it finished as far as the semester goes, but i might come back to it in the changed so many times in the last few months that i'm still not sure which version of it i liked best. hopefully i won't sound like a broken record when i say that it looks so much better in person. acrylic on canvas, about 70in long

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

due from february...

this was a little-ish painting i did for Junior Independent back in january/february, it was what prompted the rest of the bigger ones that i'll post in a bit. it's a little under 40in tall, acrylic on canvas

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


first larger painting for my Obsessions class! have updates to come from Junior Independent soon. click for better/larger view, 28x48 acrylic on canvas