Sometimes I spend too much time thinking about things, this piece though, didn’t take much thinking. I was going to post the one original,the top left one, but then realized how boring that would be. I then decided to do this Warhol kind of effect to it and it definitely makes it a more fun piece to look at.
I started this piece the same time as my previous one. They started as a series and I am more than thrilled that I actually got around to finishing them, as a series! I Love This City!
Posted in Bridges, Canvas', Misc. Works
Tagged 9/11, Canvas, Colors, Commission, Fine Art, HudsonRiver, Illustration, LadyLiberty, Landscapes, Liberty, LowerNYC, NYC, Painting, StatueofLiberty, Studio, TwinTowers
I started this canvas over a year ago, when I was doing a lot of paintings and drawings of New York City skylines and bridges. Like my usually ways, I started the painting and then abandoned it for a while. I had an Art showing at my place a few weeks ago with a great turn out. Met a lot of new interesting people, sold some work, and got a few commissions. This was one of the commissions, for an engineer I met, who liked my bridge works, buts most of them are black and white and they wanted something a little more vibrant.
Posted in Bridges, Canvas', Misc. Works
Tagged 9/11, Antique Frame, BK, BKBridge, Bridges, Canvas, Colors, Commission, Fine Art, Framed, Illustration, Landscapes, NYC, Painting, TwinTowers, Work in Progress
This board came to me as I was sketching out a few other boards, mainly animal themed boards, you can check them out at my FB page, this one though was speaking to me. Once I sketched it out on the board – I had to first strip it of some stickers, sand it a bit, and then put a few coats of gesso on it – I just started painting. I didn’t use many colors, but I used a lot of paint, I spent about six, seven hours painting, and I was quite happy with how much I had done by that point, and called it finished. Well of course I had to put the gloss finish! I’m looking for a few more skate decks to paint and customize!
Posted in Misc. Works, Pop Art, Skateboards
Tagged Colors, Dead, Drawing, Fine Art, Illustration, Me, Painting, Pop Art, Propaganda, Retro Art, Self Portrait, Skate Deck, Skateboards, Skull, Skulls, Smoking
I am quite happy with the way this turned out, and I know there are a lot of Mad Men fans out there, but I have to admit I haven’t watched the show. Had a lot of fun with this piece and learned a lot while doing it as well. I have been trying to find a way to work with the computer a little more often with my work. I still do all the drawing by hand, but after that I take it to the computer and finish it up with Illustrator and Photoshop. I have a few more of these on the way so be on the look out!
Posted in Misc. Works, Pop Art
Tagged Commission, Drawing, Fine Art, Illustration, illustrator, Mad Men, photoshop, Pop Art, Portrait, Retro Art
With the new year under way, there are some great projects coming my way. This was a commission, for the clients husband who is finishing up chiropractor school. This was an extremely fun piece because I was given complete freedom to make it funky and make it colorful. At first I was just thinking to have the spine alone by itself, but there was still a lot of canvas to work with. That’s when I thought to add some vertebrae, and directional arrows. When it was time to paint I wasn’t really sure how it was going to turn out. I don’t usually paint this large and at first it seemed really overwhelming. After about and hour, of just throwing paint every which way, and getting some cool dripping affects going on, there was a little more direction. The hardest part about doing a painting like this, for me, is knowing when to stop painting. I stopped. Before it was too late.
I haven’t made a sneaker gif in a few months and well with the Jordan 11 re-release I couldn’t resist. In my opinion these are the best looking Jordan’s ever released, and my best gif animation to date!
A friend of mines came to me about a month ago with a plain skate deck, and asked me to paint a NYC theme on the board. How could I say no? I was never into landscape painting, but city scape painting I have really begun to enjoy! I used pen and acrylics and then sprayed it with a clear enamel coat to give it a nice glossy protective finish. If you bring me a plain skate deck I will customize it to your hearts desire!
Finally Finished! Did this one for my brother-in-law, and as you can see he is a huge Halo fan. All I can say is that this was a pain in the ass to paint. I had to gesso this multiple times, and still it would chip, hence a pain in the ass to paint. Hopefully he won’t use it on the slopes, Enjoy Frankie!
Here is a snapshot(s) of my new studio in the city. Not much space, but it has everything I need with a bathroom behind door number one, too your right. I do all my work out of this tiny little room, sometimes I don’t leave this room for days at a time, Thank you bathroom!