Centered on the Center 2017

I’m excited to be participating in one of my favorite shows again — this time with not one, but TWO pieces. I love this show because it showcases the incredible range of skill and imagination to be found in our own community [of hundreds of thousands of people.]

I hope you’ll join me (and much of Orange County’s artsy population) at the Huntington Beach Art Center on Main St this Saturday the 28th.  There’s sure to be something for everyone in this open-subject, open-medium show!

The exhibit will be up through March 4th.

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Inktober 2016

This was the first year I completed Inktober!  The key to success for me was being okay with less ambitious drawings on busy days so I didn’t fall behind.  Thanks to everyone who cheered me on.  It was fun, but I’m glad it’s November now!

Here are all the drawings in order:

Up, Up and Away

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I painted this 24 x 12″ canvas in May of this year. It showed at the Orange County Fair from July to August, and now it’s back in my painty little hands!

I came to call them “melty ducks” and I like to think they’re mildly miserable in that melty muck. All of them are trying to pull themselves up and out of the goo, and now one of them has done it! He floats away uncertainly. The misery below is miserable, but at least it’s familiar. What about the others? Are they excited? Jealous? Proud? Indifferent? How do their feelings affect the one as he floats off?

Oil paints are goopy melty fun — the perfect medium for goopy melty creatures. I associate oils with school assignments, where we painted from life. I had never done a completely imagined oil painting. I started with a very dark blue base coat and worked the values up into the light.  It’s still quite a dark painting, especially considering how bright my work usually is. It’s moody, but hopefully just enough to be eerie and not mournful.

If I were to do a second painting, I’d explore what awaits this floating blob when he finally turns his head up to the future.

This painting is for sale! Shoot me an email if you’re interested.

Omnichord Animals

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Who wouldn’t want to be as cool as this guy???

I discovered Omnichords last summer while skipping randomly through the internet. A week from the day I learned of these magical instruments, I bought my OM200M on eBay. Since then, I’ve been strumming to synthesized drums like the all-knowing space goddess I imagine myself to be when I plug in my Omnichord.

Read about the history of Omnichords here!

I have noticed, in my time as an Omnichordist, a terrible dearth of Omnichordal ornamentation! So how about some Omnimals?

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Are you an Omnichord enthusiast? Well, if you want this design (sans my name) on a shirt, a bag, or notebook to jot down your electronic compositions, I’ve set up a Redbubble page for this design.

I made this so I could have a bag to carry my Omni, and the drawstring bag (15 x 19.5″) is juuuuust long enough to hold it!  Plus, I was able to pattern these guys across the fabric, which I think turned out pretty neat-o.

Anyway, I’m really happy with how this turned out, and I’m excited to add more designs to Redbubble! If you have an idea for a t-shirt or mug, suggest it either in the comments or via email!