Sunday, December 18, 2011

Drawing Included in new Juliette Aristides Classical Drawing Book

I'm very pleased to be included in Juliette Aristides new Lessons in Classical Drawing book, which was just released in November. Juliette came to teach a week long Classical Still Life workshop in Poulsbo in 2010 and took notice of some structural drawings from my drawing class. Being asked to submit work for the book was an honor enough, but I'm very pleased to be part of such a class act of a book. There is even a DVD which features drawing lessons, as well as some great scenes in Florence & Venice. For anyone who is an artist or wants to become one, I highly recommend the book. Below is the drawing of the Caulking Gun which was included on page 95 as an example of cylinders.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sunflower Seas: The Sequel

Years ago I created a painting called Sunflower Seas. It featured my old man character "Alfred" on a quest for a giant fish from the depths of the yellow water. Clouds came to life like fish. Alfred's dreams often become reality. This piece sold in 2009.

Here is my newest visitation to this story. Sunflower Seas II: Fish On. Here Alfred has finally hooked a fish, and a big one at that. This is an 18x24 Acrylic on Canvas and is available for $600.

To purchase this painting, Email Me.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

20,000 Liters Under The Sea

My latest painting is titled "20,000 Liters Under The Sea" a little play on the novel by Jules Verne. Here the Octopus is wrapping its tentacles around a bottle of wine...trying to get it open of course! This painting will be hanging at Sogno Di Vino Wine Bar & Ristorante in Poulsbo, WA beginning Friday July 1st. It will be hanging right by another new piece "Life In A Bottle"....

The two pieces will go well together. Each original painting is available for $1200. If you are interested in purchasing please contact me. Keep in mind I also do commissions if my work is inspiring other interesting ideas you would like for your art collection. For more of my wine related artwork, visit

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Message In A Bottle

The focus lately has been on my wine related paintings, as I received my business license for Artistic Wine on May 1st of this year. Having painted and sold images like these for years, it was finally time to make prints and form some sort of business with it. I've always loved mermaids, and what a great subject to imagine in a wine bottle...floating along, even with a little wine left in the bottle. Here is one of my latest "Mermaid In A Bottle: Peeking Above The Surface". It is painted with Golden acrylics on an 18x24 canvas. $600 . Prints available soon. Visit my Artistic Wine website for more wine related work.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Golden Years

Here's a new painting...titled "Golden Years"...This piece is an acrylic on canvas, size 16x20. Alfred sits on top of a glass of red wine (with a glass of his own) watching the goldfish swim by in the air...watching the wind blow the sunflowers, cypress trees, as well as bottles of wine. $600