Saturday, August 27, 2011

Mural in progress

Reaves bedroom mural-day 2

This is a very crude photo of one of my murals in progress. The reference for this mural is a Tuscan lake where many weddings are held. I hope it conveys the idea for you, but I do I have much more detail to work out.  I also plan to paint the arch and two pillars to resemble stone or marble with the look of relief work (or carving) in my clients initials, I hope to be finished within a week, so I will keep you all posted.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

"the easy life"

79'x30' acrylic on canvas
This is a large portable mural painted on canvas. It could be fixed to a interior wall or a standard door to become your new ocean view. I was inspired to paint this scene while flipping through Architectural Digest. There was of course this gorgeous home but the easy looking evening ocean view made more of an impression on me. I added the torch, it is not original to the scene but I think it works well. Whenever I look at this mural, I picture my family and friends a little further down on the beach, picking up shells and roasting marshmallows around the fire pit, streaming in and out of the house with bare feet to stock up on snacks and drinks...the easy life.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

18x24 mixed media on 140lb cold press paper/canvas
I am starting to go through paintings I have had stored away, this is a watercolor/charcoal painting.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


11'x15' watercolor/digital  original on 140lbs cold press canvas
Continuing the musician inspired series. Nicki Minaj. An interesting performer, with an interesting look. This photo of this piece has some digital enhancements so it slightly differs from the actual painting,  This is the first time I have altered a painting digitally, many artist are taking advantage of this technique, what it allows us do is try somethings out without permanently altering our painting or drawing. It is actually liberating in a way. I can see how it can free an artist up to mess up and go totally nuts with no worries. I am almost finished with this painting, I will post the finished painting (however different it may be) as soon as it is finished.