Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Klara - oil on canvas
Mark from SpotHero - oil on canvas 24" x 30"
Gold Tea Kettle - oil on canvas 6" x 8"

Hanna - oil on canvas 12" x 16"

Hanna's home and Starbucks

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Union League and The Palette and Chisel

I was accepted as a finalist for the Union League Civic & Arts Foundation Competition. I will have two paintings showing on May 31st at the Union League Club. Opening reception is at 5:30 p.m. A recent graduate, Kyle Surges, will be showing two paintings as well:

It's located at 65 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, Illinois 60604.

*****An important side note, business casual is required to enter as well as a $20 entrance fee.

I was also selected as one of the winners of the Palette and Chisel Scholarship! Congrats to all who won!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

"Self Portrait in the Apartment" 24 x 30 oil on panel

"Lucas" 8 x 12 oil on panel

This was painted while Lucas was drawing Vanderpoel studies in the tune of my self portrait in black.

Graceland Cemetery
Head study from the Palette

Portrait from the Palette

The Chipotle stranger. My friends and I were eating out one day when we noticed this girl ordering. One guy went up to her and asked her on the spot if she'd like to sit and pose for a portrait. Here it is.

Figure study at the Palette

I've been trying to sketch as much as possible, it's been so much fun just observing things around me.