Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Artist in his Studio

This is a painting I did a couple years ago. The painting is of my professor David Dornan who I ended up apprenticing for after graduating from the University of Utah. He is a prolific painter. Dave is also one of the most generous people I know. So much of what I have learned over the years about painting is connected to something Dave taught me. This painting is 5 x 5 feet and is currently hanging in the Spring Salon in Springville, Utah. Go check it out.

Friday, April 22, 2011

New Blog Coming Soon....

I am going to start another blog here soon and fill it with the work I have done recently. I thought it would be fun to document the journey of a Grad Student trying to find himself. The work will be all over the place, however it will illustrate how I came to find what I want to paint.

Friday, April 15, 2011

# 42 Samo

I admire this man's artistic approach. He painted without inhibition and wish I could do the same. He felt so at home with a brush in his hand and some good jazz music playing. "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

# 41 James

I never realized how complicated flannel would be to paint. This is one fascinating guy. Rarely does one meet someone so genuine and sincere.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

# 40 Grace

This commission was a fun one. Her name does an excellent job of describing who she is. I am sure she will grow up to do amazing things. What an honor to paint her portrait.