art ramblings

ATLien I've been drawing inspiration and knowledge from this man for years and years.  He was one of the first people that came to mind when I was planning this series. Andre 3000 was probably one of the first people that stood out to me that went against the...

The Dread Pirate Robert of Rap I have known of Jean Grae for a couple of years and I've always admired and respected her talents.  It wasn't until in 2012, however, when I came across an interview with her and I was instantly intrigued not just by her...

I'm not to proud to admit that I am ever learning.  Actually I'm proud of it, as someone wise probably said "A person open to learning is wise indeed".  But yea, so I'm trying to get better at painting shiny metal, it's one of the...

Ok so I didn't really plan this out it just kind of happened.  I started on this painting maybe a month or 2 ago and then set it to the side while i decided where I wanted to go with it.  I came up with...

I wish I could use Bocchino Custom Framing for all of my work, but that's not a reality at the moment.  I good frame can take artwork to that next level and I really appreciate the attention to detail in his work. The beach painting is...

This painting title is taken from an Erykah Badu song and is talking about being awake mentally, open to ideas.  But in other ways it describes my lack of sleep.  It's interesting what the mind does when it's deprived of sleep, I try to not...

I had been planning to paint someone with freckles for awhile and I finally found the right reference photo and concept for the painting.  It's really close to done now, just gotta figure out what to name the painting now....

For a long time I had a certain talent for procrastination. I can't say it was entirely from being lazy, I believe a good portion of it came from fear. I managed to kick my procrastination habits on the artistic frontier although they remain in...

I've had this subject on my mind for the past couple of weeks.  There are so many things in life and chances I don't  take out of fear.  I've given it too much power, it exists too keep you alive but you shouldn't use it as...

I've always had in my head this deadline at age 30. it was always that I have to have something going for myself by then. Well tomorrow is my deadline and as with too many things in my life I squeaked in at the last minute. The...

I seem to have stumbled into a landscape phase of painting.  It started with a couple of landscape commission's and that led to re-watching Bob  Ross episodes.  I Love that guy.  Anywho, here's the latest of this series.  I painted a polar bear.  Recently, could be the season or my sons...