Looking west over Alexander Valley. This is a plein air painting I made in the family vineyards. We were experiencing a heat wave that day and I started melting after three hours in the sun, so I painted what I could then turned tail and retreated to a swimming pool. A few days later I cleaned it up in the home studio.
I found an old comic of mine from freshman year at USC. If I recall correctly a party we had in the dorms was broken up by RA’s “residential advisers” and campus police “DPS”, so I lampooned it in the school paper, the daily Trojan. This strip was probably only funny if you were there, and high.
A small sketchbook from 2017
After a twenty year dry spell I’ve started painting in oil again. For a brief time in college I gave it a go but life on the road made it an impractical medium for me. Instead I spent the last twenty years with my nose to a computer. Over the last few months I’ve fallen in love with the medium again. It’s both a struggle and a joy remembering how to use it. I never had any formal training in oil so I’m I’m starting from scratch. I’ve been watching YouTube videos on everything from brush care to oiling out canvas. I’m having a great time. I love all the added complexities oil painting brings.
This probably explains why I haven’t posted much in the last year: Star Wars Resistance
The old miner escapes into his mine, confident Dick and Don will be unable to track him in the dark labyrinth.
I’ve sat on this painting for a few months, it wasn’t concept art for the show, just a fan painting I made while on my lunch break. The wolves are one of my favorite elements of season four. The more I worked with them the more they bored their way into my imagination. I understand Dave’s obsession with them now.
Really looking forward to the second half of the season airing. I’m so happy with how it came out.
The old miner makes his escape drawing Dick and Don towards his mine.
Couldn’t sleep so I watched Super Troopers and painted a desert.
Thinking about my comic project with Dick and Don and how it winds its way around San Francisco.