Monday, April 21, 2014

Walrus progess

I've been picking away at this guy for the last few days. The first shot (top) is where he currently stands. The shot below (with lots of purple) is the underpainting I started a few months ago. Still a ways to go but he's getting there. Snout needs more work... and whiskers!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

New Hava Java show

Just installed a new show at Hava Java: paintings and prints by myself, Nick Kokis and Kathryn Welbourn. If you're in downtown St. John's, drop by and check it out!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Plow Paranoia

My cartoon for the April Northeast Avalon Times! Pick one up if you're in the area.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Ice pans painting

Myself and a few other scallywags have been invited back to Hava Java (Water St. location) for another art show which we plan to install next week. I wanted something new to contribute so I started this ice pans diptych yesterday. I'm using acrylics this time in order to meet the deadline.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Hava Java show

I've got some paintings and linocuts showing at Hava Java's The Tower Corporate Campus location (that's the former Littledale facility on Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's). If you've got some business down that way, drop by and check them out! Nine pieces total including "The Daily Squawk"... should be up for the next month or so.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Newfoundland Gothic

My cartoon for the recent issue of the Northeast Avalon Times... pick one up if you're in the area! It's normally greyscale but I thought I'd add some colour for the blog.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Book Guardians oil painting

In a further effort to blow the stink of computer off me, I painted these gargoyle bookends tonight. Crude but colourful. Big bold strokes. Nothing but fun. Oil on 18"x24" canvas.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Toy truck oil painting

And here's the finished truck painting.

oil on canvas

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Rusty toy truck

I've been preoccupied with pushing pixels lately but I'm itching to paint so I set this up as a possible still life subject. It's a cast iron toy truck, once owned by my uncle. He was a body mechanic and had a great collection of toy cars. Visually, I like the splashes of rust but I'll be cleaning it off before I put it back on the shelf.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Cod Liver oil vintage ad

I took advantage of yet another sleepless night to play around with a vintage ad (circa 1880s) as a possible 2-colour t-shirt design. The graphic shows an option for a light colour shirt and one for dark. I love the line "Palatable as milk" (though they had me at "hypophosphites").

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Got together with my friend for some painting tonight. We settled on some bottles as a subject and spent about 2 hours painting them. This is my effort... a little 8"x10" canvas with oils. (excuse the glare... kind of a crappy photo) And for some reason I chose to sign my name BIG and BOLD. Wrong brush, wrong colour. Bah. Doesn't matter... had a bit of fun.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Polar Vortex

My cartoon for the February issue of the Northeast Avalon Times! Pick one up if you're in the area.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Nick portrait

I've been trading tax info for embossing lessons with my friend Nick. Tonight we put those things aside and did some quick portraits of each other. I've tried this before with little success but I was pretty happy with the end result of this one. This was about 30 minutes total painting time.... real quick by my standards.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Potbelly stove

Testing out some new subjects for metal tooling. Given my obsession for the wood stove in our house, my wife thought a potbelly stove would be good. It's similar to the one I remember from my grandmother's shop on Franklyn Avenue in the 1970s.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Newsboy oil painting

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Well this one finished in a sprint compared to most of my paintings. He was fun to paint... lots of loose brush strokes seem to give him a lively feel. After he's dried and shot, he'll be available as a limited edition print.... hopefully for the next Some Good Market.


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