Sunday, November 25, 2012

black label 2

ok, less drinking and more painting. 
no, thats not true. I haven't been drinking - i've been busy. and my brain is so forgetful that i truly live by the philosophy of  'out of sight, out of mind'. but thats by default, not by choice.
and since I had a chance to drink again :) here's another take. 
It's a second version of the black label. 

Monday, August 13, 2012

waiting in line...

I hear people spend on average spends 1/3 of their lives waiting in line.
from the cashier line at the groceries to waiting to be seated at a popular restaurant, to waiting in line to watch that anticipated new movie opening night.

1/3 we spend sleeping...

which leaves 1/3 (8 hours) to do whatever you want...
and most of us would be working 8 hours everyday so we can have money to get back in line and wait.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Griffith Park

Hung out at the Trails Cafe in Griffith Park with a friend. Had fun people watching and painting.  I gotta hike that trail to the Observatory soon.
Then, went to the Alcove for a nice lunch. busy busy there. 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Jaguar E-Type

196? Jaguar E-Type
"At last, something beautiful you can truly own"  - Don Draper

This is an homage to Madmen. If you have been following the show, you know what this is about. 
A Jaguar can save your life. Apologies for the blue subject, but this episode (show) is still fresh in my head.

Sunday, June 3, 2012


1963 Mercedes-Benz 230SL

Sunday, May 27, 2012

1966 MIURA

1966  Lamborghini Miura
1960 was a great decade for amazing designs. My quick sketch
 of one of my favorite cars.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

take down

the art of karate

Monday, May 14, 2012

Africa Map version 2

After the Map of Africa was published in the Travel + Leisure, I got an email from a man who saw the piece and wanted a painting of Africa, just like it - with some more animals... It was missing gorillas.
So I was commissioned to do this second version. I was happy with the final.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

I've recently been working on several maps with John Sheppard over at Travel + Leisure. I had a blast working on them. Plus, it almost felt like I got to travel to these places...almost.

This first one was on Africa. It was for a safari adventure, and needed a map that fit that theme.
We went with a modernized version of those vintage maps with little animals on them. It was a full page spread, with the title above and call outs around the sides.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Went to check out The Baked Potato for the first time. Had a lot fun there. The music was awesome, and the singer was one of a kind. Mama-O had an amazing voice and a great sense of humor. She was able to keep the energy up in the room for the entire show. From her silly saggy boob costume to picking on the front row to hitting some amazing notes, she kept everyone entertained.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


could it be? who woulda thought they'd find each other? 
If it quacks like a duck, looks like a duck face, then it's a pair.
happy valentines

Saturday, January 21, 2012

whiskey bottles

laying out the bottles, scanned and cleaned. plus a new bottle (Jameson).
more to come soon... one bottle at a time.

Saturday, January 7, 2012