Friday, May 2, 2014


The Knarr Ormen Korte receives the first of the brass plaques I have had made, and in so doing becomes the first piece to be officially finalized!  This piece will be on display in a group show at Found Gallery on Piedmont starting May 15th.

Dolphin under glass

 The finished painting for the RSS Taiji...
...and under glass! 

Monday, April 14, 2014


Progress!!! Looking a lot less flat, and I finally got to put some reflected light from the lightning on the sails and masts!  I'm off to see a matinĂ©e of Captain America!

The RSS Taiji is nearing completion!  I have recently acquired a Masterson Stay-Wet pallette, which keeps acrylic paint wet for days!  That, and the revelation that glazing medium exists, and we are looking at some serious game changers...

Friday, January 10, 2014

The "SS Taiji" is under way!

 Every once in a while I am blessed with an entirely free day to mess around in the studio and paint (and the motivation to do so)...  Today was one of those days!  The sky is "done"...

 A method to the madness...

 Tony is quite dashing, but he's a pretty lousy art director.

Maquette for dolphin monster light studies (sculpey & acrylic paint).

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The dolphins are mad...

Watching The Cove, a documentary about a tragic yearly dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan, I was struck with a sense of purpose (no, not porpoise), and decided to act on it a bit.  While I'm not in a position to join up with Sea Shepard and travel overseas to risk life and limb in protest like the heros in the film did, I am in the position to paint some horrendous dolphin monsters attacking a vulnerable ship in a storm.  So I will. 

Here are the original collection of sketches that I dropped into PS and worked out into a pretty usable composition, as well as the color comp of the sky and water to set the mood for the painting.  The board is all masked and prepped to go...  More to follow.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

3 little ships

My collection thus far.  Today I will apply a semi gloss wood finish to the plaques.