Sunday, October 31, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Mad Men

Here is my final rough for this painting, I started the painting yesterday and I've made a couple of minor changes already. More soon.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Finished Sketch

This is my final McSorely's sketch, I'm going to start painting it up this week, still a few adjustments but I'm really glad Mr Brodner pushed me on this one, it's going to be a fun painting to do. Scroll down to see the other 3 sketches, go on, it won't take a minute.

Monday, October 25, 2010


i didn't want to take the subway yesterday but I did and this is what happened.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Part of my past came through the mail yesterday morning in the form of the card. A collector wants me to sign this and a few other cards for him, I can barely remember doing this painting I think I did maybe 7 in this series because i do remember telling people in my acting class that I'd just signed a 7 picture deal with Paramount. I was kind of true.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Because it's Fragment Saturday.

Friday, October 22, 2010


I saw this guy on the subway recently, but he didn't see me.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

McSorley's Finished

I posted this a while back as unfinished, here is what I'm calling finished for the time being. You can see the earlier posting by scrolling down or clicking HERE.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Another Step

Getting a little closer now but still some things to resolve. I'm looking at the work of Coby Whitmore who was prolific at the time that Mad Men was set, also Bernie Fuchs and Bob Peak.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Mad Men

This is the concept that I went for although it still took some working out. Stay tuned good people of the world.

Monday, October 18, 2010

And Now For Something Completely Different

These are roughs for a painting I'm going to be doing at some point soon. There are more roughs to follow but I didn't want to overload you I know you have a lot to contend with right now.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Who's this tatty bastard?

Saturday, October 16, 2010


I'm still trying to work out a compostion here.

Friday, October 15, 2010


This is a more refined version of a drawing I posted a couple of weeks back. To see earlier drawing, scroll down or click HERE.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Happy Hour Sketch revise

Here we are again with a little more animation. I'll no doubt make some more changes as I go to finish. This is going to be quite the undertaking for me.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy Hour Sketch

I'm working on sketches for a larger painting, here is my first step. I'm trying to show Pepe at work in a crowded McSorley's. This is going to take a while but I'm looking forward to it.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


You can't keep a good man down.

Monday, October 11, 2010

White Horse Tavern

I was going to post another Pepe and indeed I have a few more to show you but I thought I would break it up a little with this unfinished painting of the White Horse Tavern. It's another image for the book of course. I had some internet issues yesterday which is why I didn't post but I trust you all enjoyed a wonderful Sunday, I certainly did.

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Here is a reworking although from here on in things are going to take on a different look.....maybe.

Friday, October 8, 2010


I'm not calling this one finished but it has the right mood. I'm always over working to the point of sucking the life out of something but this does need a little more work.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


The flagship of New York bars and a new beginning to the book.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Return of Pepe

I'm working on the bar book and this is the finish I'm now thinking of for the book. I've been working with Steve Brodner on this project and he is injecting new live into it.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Plein Air Painting

Had another session with Peter Cusack and some of my FIT MFA colleges. Also Pete's partner Mel came with us to paint and took this shot of me packing up. We had a great few hours painting and then went to Frankin Park and had another great few hours.

Monday, October 4, 2010


And still they came.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


What can I say, he was a great model and I still have more to come. I have to go back one evening next week and catch him when the bar is full. Stay tuned.

Saturday, October 2, 2010


Pepe is saying "Watch it pal, these two beers are for my mate Stevo". Quite right too.

Friday, October 1, 2010


This mug of ale was for me, research is a killer, my friends.