Friday, December 25, 2009

My Brother

This painting is of my brother Diego. I was again experimenting with texture and loose brush strokes and I'm very happy with how it turned out. I used acrylic paint and water color.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Self Portrait

Im in AP Studio Art at Hudson's Bay highchool, this piece was for our second project which was a self portrait project.
I used Oil Pastel, Acrylic Paint, and Charcoal.
I worked on a sheet of canvas that was 18x24 (not sure though)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I sold this piece of art along with one of my nudes at the First Friday in Camas. It was kind of sad to see it go but at the same time it felt like an acomplishment.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Camas First Friday

I have a booth at the Camas First Friday today August 7th.

The event starts at 5pm and goes to 9pm
-food and drink

Its located on 4th avenue between adams street and cedar.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


I've been in Texas going through an internship with a physicians assistant (P.A.) and to thank her for setting me up with this internship I decided to paint her something. The P.A's name is Cari and she is very athletic and active. She does a lot of triathlons, and in a triathlon they run for miles, swim for miles, and ride their bikes for miles. For training on some days she'll ride her bike about 35 miles! Anyway I thought this piece was a good idea to paint for her and I'll be giving it to her tomorrow. :)

Monday, June 15, 2009

The Grind- Artist Reception

This was at The Grind - Coffeehouse the night of June 12th. Tony Smiley preformed live, his music was amazing and full of passion. I'd say its a mix between alternative, electronic and dub. Tony really brought the place to life, heres his link if you'd like to check out some of his live music recording.
As for the art.....I sold 4 prints...and I had a great time.
-photos by Anni (from guerrilla-media)

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Acrylic Paint, Ink and Charcoal
Steps: coming soon

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Papa Owl

Water Color 7X14
This piece has the most meaning behind it. I painted it representing someone who has a special place in my heart.
First I sketched out the placement of the guitar and hand, then i added detail into the fingers making sure the proportion was right.
I had to work quickly because water color dries fast and once you put it down you can't change it to much or it will just wipe away. So I was very careful with mixing the right shade of grey before putting it on the paper. This was definitely a challenging piece, it was my first time using water color at this level and I learned a great deal. I finished the piece in one sitting but it took me a good 4-5 hours of non stop painting to complete.


Acrylic Paint on Neon Green Poster Paper
There weren't really any steps to this one. I basically just put black paint where I thought it should go. Although I did not use brush strokes. I dabbed the paint brush instead. For lighter shading I would use less paint and dabb with a lighter hand.
If you can't figure out the subject matter (some people need tips) :
-Theres a hand holding an arm in the lower left hand corner
-A neck and coller bone in the upper mid section of the painting.

TODAY at the Grind Coffeehouse
Artists (and my work) on display in Downtown Vancouver
Time: June 1, 2009 to July 31, 2009
Location: The Grind CoffeehouseStreet: 611 W 11thCity/Town: VancouverWebsite or Map:
Contact Info: 3605189738
Event Type: art, &, music, exhibition
Organized By: Olin
JUNE 12th !
reception with Tony Smiley playing from 7pm-10pm
Link to recording of his live performances:

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Craft in the Village

This was on June 5th in Down town Vancouver on Main st. Unfortunatly it was wet and rained. However there was a pretty good turn out of people considering the weather and I was able to sell two prints. One was my piece titled "papa owl" you can find that on my guerrilla-media page. The other was a piece titled "Shadow" this one is also on my guerrilla-media page. This was my first time exposing my art to the public out on the street, thanks to Olin and Anni from Guerrilla-media.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

was called "no identity" but its been removed

This is one of my favorite pieces! I was inspired by Ben Dagger.
Its 36" x 36" on canvas
Ink, and Acrylic Paint.
sketched on the subject matter (faces)
I stood the canvas up and globbed on watered down arylic paint then i let it drip
I did this several times.
started adding the shadows to the face: around nose under cheek bones, chin, and neck
layers of the shadow
after i was pleased with the placement of the shadows, i started outlined with black ink using twigs....yes twigs :)
I then used the black ink for shadows around the eyes: between nose and eyes and under eye as well as eye lids.
and done!

Craft In The Village

I'll be here on the north wall with Olin the creater of Guerrilla Media :)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Guerrilla-Media Art and Music Exihibition

Artists (and my work) on display in Downtown Vancouver
Location: The Grind CoffeehouseStreet: 611 W 11thCity/Town: VancouverWebsite or Map:
Contact Info: 3605189738
Event Type: art, &, music, exhibition
Organized By: Olin
JUNE 12th !
reception with Tony Smiley playing from 7pm-10pm
Link to recording of his live performances:

Saturday, May 30, 2009


This piece was done on a 18 X 24 masonite board.
Acrylic Paint and Charcoal

-I put a coat of gesso on the board
-I sketched on the drawing of the girl with pencil
-I then bloched on where I saw fit white paint for the highlights of the facial features such as the cheek bone, chin, forehead, under the eyebrow, and parts of the nose
-Next was the shadow or darker parts of the face, here i blotched on shades of darker grey
-Blend using paint brush and sometimes my fingers :)
-Add details with paint, like more highlights
-Brush blue background for more contrast between face and board
-And Finally add the last details with charcoal pencil

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