Archive for the ‘Artwork’ Category

Detail Shot

November 14, 2013

surfThis is a detail shot of a painting I’ve been working on. I’ll reveal the whole piece on a later date.


Looking Upstream

November 12, 2013

IMG_0339We had a stretch of nice weather on the Oregon coast recently. To change things up, I’ve been starting plein air pieces on these nice days. I’m a slowish painter, so I finish them in my studio. When I’m on location painting I learn so much about color, and when I return to my studio I have the time to think through how brushwork should be layer down.

One nice aspect about painting on wood is that I didn’t need the lower section of this art to make a good composition, so I’ll cut it off. You can see the piece simoultaneously in a rough state and a finished one. The rough area won’t be there much longer…chop, chop.

Bending Light

September 24, 2013

photo copyNew artwork!



September 15, 2013

percolatorI’ve posted three new pieces on my website. This is one I started at the U.S. Open of Surfing this summer. I wasn’t too happy with it at the time. I brought it home, worked on it some more, and now it’s one of my favorite new pieces.


New Wave

August 14, 2013


Art Show Preview

May 24, 2013

IMG_1355aIf you find yourself in Brookings, Oregon this Saturday, please come by the Vista Pub to see my outdoor art display. This piece of Natural Bridges that the owner commissioned will be on display also.


A New Piece.

May 8, 2013

Fermented-dialect(smaller)It’s called Fermented Dialect.


Super Tiny Sketch for Really Large Project

April 9, 2013

photoThis is a little 3×3″ sketch for an upcoming mural project for the Vista Pub in Brookings. This is one of three images I’ll be recreating at 4×4′. The purpose of these small sketches is to map out composition, and to get a general sense of value. The sketch is based off of a photo I took of a spot north of town. A place so scenic that it almost feels made up in a sketch.


Off Course

April 3, 2013

Irregular-Frequency2012 was a year of a lot of change and growth for me, both in my artwork and life. I was tiring of always painting waves; so I headed in some different directions. Many of the pieces I created during this time were meant to be viewed in person, including this one. It’s called Irregular Frequency. It’s an oil painting on different layers of wood and epoxy resin. To my surprise, these pieces were a hit, and sold at the first show I had them in.

The artwork I’m creating this year is more representational. It also possesses many similar elements to the mostly free-form experiments I created last year. I’m in the midst of lining up some shows. Please be patient with me, because my plan is to not unveil them on the internet until after the shows occur. More info to come.


Landscape Study

March 28, 2013


These are three little studies I did recently of the hill across the river from my studio. Lately, I’ve been exploring some new ideas. The new pieces will look quite different than these, but these studies have helped with some direction.