Friday, December 14, 2012

7B New York City.

This is 7B one of my favorite bars in New York, this painting is available on a mug and calendar at a Zazzle store. Ive been working on these bar paintings for years now and it feels good to be able to offer them is a tangible form, pleas take a look.

Thursday, December 13, 2012


I finally finished my homework.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Nancy Whiskey Pub

I finally finished another bar exterior, I think I started this one about a year ago. I have to get more organized. This image amongst many others are available on mugs and greetings cards at a Zazzle store I just opened. Check it out here.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Bike Demo

This is another painting demo for another class. The point here is to get a very fast result by putting down the major darks and midtones in transparent washes and then painting the light tomes back on top with opaque paint. I used to do loads of paintings like this back in the days of my technical illustration career.

Sunday, December 2, 2012


Here are three more stages. I'm building the lights and darks, pushing the values to lead the eye. Not finished but at this last stage all the major decisions have been made, now I can work on then final details that should bring it to life.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Didn't get too much more time on this but moving ever forward.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Eyes 3

it's a bit spot the difference but I'm calling it done, it's at the Society as I type.

Friday, November 23, 2012


I've added a couple of elements here, the horses and the gull, beyond that It hasn't changed too much but I should have some time to work on it over the weekend.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Eyes Part 2

I had another look, so did she.

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Here are a couple of stages of a painting demonstration in doing for one of my classes at FIT. I'm working in gouache and building the values in washes, working up the whole image at the same time. I have reference for each element of the painting and as I get closer to finishing I'll start to ad additional elements to support to story telling.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


This is an odd little painting done the size of a trading card for the Society of Illustrators members open. Not quite sure what all this is about.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Nancy Whiskey

This is a painting I finished yesterday. Back to the drawing board for now.

Monday, November 12, 2012

White Horse Tavern

I never did post the finish of this one

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sons of my Father

This is the finished book cover, I enjoyed putting this one together.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Robber Baron

I'm calling it finished we'll see what the art director thinks.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Robber Baron

A work in progress, still some way to go but this is where I'm at. For some reason these came out in the wrong order, it's the middle one which is the most finished.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

White Horse Tavern

Got this one finished a little while ago, busy times at the moment and very welcome too.

Friday, October 19, 2012


Here are some changes to the book cover that were requested by the author, much better I think.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Book Cover Sketch

Here is a further sketch for the book cover I'm working on, I'm doing a color sketch right now.
I think this is going to be a good one, fingers crossed.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Work in Progress

I got some way to go on this but it's coming along.  Every job these days in an opportunity to learn something.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thumbnail Sketches

I'm back, thanks for taking a look. These are 4 thumbnail sketches for an upcoming book project, I'm currently painting one and sketching for another, these are heady times my friends.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Another sketch of some kind of, actually i don't know what it is, do you?

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Cell Phone Part Three

A gouache rendering of the drawing, simple and attainable.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Cell Phone Part Two

The next step was to draw the cell phone in two point perspective on a grid that I drew up before hand.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Cell Phone

This is part one of a three part project I have set my technical drawing class. I felt the need to produce each step first and then demo in class, these things can be very confusing at first. So far so good.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Alarm Clock

I drew this for use in the classroom as an example of drawing technical objects from life. I lose myself in this kind of drawing.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Color Rough

Still a few things to work out, I'll post another version of this later.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Book Cover Sketch

Here we are again, The peace sign is now something that I must work with, this one looks a little stiff but I did manage to work it a little better than this. Stay tuned for more progress.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Book Cover Sketch

It had been a while since my last post and thanks to my good friend Hans for giving me a nudge. I've been working on some new bar paintings and preparing for my classes and I'm still working my way through this book cover project although we are getting very close to nailing it down now. Enough about you doing?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


What can I say, clearly not much more than dudes.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012


Just a couple of quickies on the subway, who amongst us is not guilty of such a thing

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Bucky's Bike

This is Bucky's bike and if you think it's a beauty you should see Bucky.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Nancy Whiskey

This is my first days painting on the the second Nancy Whiskey painting, having lost the first one on a train..duh.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

White Horse Tavern

Getting closer, I'm starting to sort out the lights and darks and I'm using more opaque paint. Blah blah blah.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Color Rough

My first thoughts on color, but not my last.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Book Cover Rough

Moving closed after comments form the art director.

Thursday, August 9, 2012


On the subway, I don't know what to write anymore, and i think I might have lost this sketchbook, bloody hell.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


That's what I'm calling it anyway.