Sunday, October 31, 2010

Feelin Alright

I got a hankerin' (craving for you yankee folks) for some Joe Cocker today. So I went to youtube and watched/listened while I did this painting of the legendary singer. I need to learn how to record my painting and put it to music. Anyway - it was fun and I really got into it - especially "Get By With a Little Help From My Friends" and "Feelin' Alright."

Remember when Belushi mocked him on SNL? That was classic

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Freak

The Giants took game one last night. Although I am pulling for the Rangers, I am a big fan of "The Freak" - Tim Lincecum. Here is a quick sketch / painting I just completed of the San Francisco Ace.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

One Six - Update

Spent a couple of hours on Peyton this morning

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

One Six

"One Six" - 9 x 12 Oil on canvas board

I posted this sketch of Peyton Manning sometime ago. I finally got around to applying some paint and I thought you might like to see the update.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Judge

Lester Hayes (Oakland Raiders '77-86) - nickname "The Judge." Hayes made "stickum" famous and used so much of the sticky substance the NFL made its use illegal. This is a 11 x 14 limited palette (black, burnt umber, white) oil painting of the 5 time All-Pro DB.

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Skipper

Atlanta Braves Manager Bobby Cox coached his last game last week when the Giants eliminated the Braves from the post-season. Bobby always kind of reminded me of my Dad.

When I started my sketch I was going to put Bobby in the dugout but as I started painting I decided a more graphic background would work better. I put his uniform number and name along with a simulated chalk line and base path. The green gave me the complementary color I was looking for and added to the baseball look.

We'll miss you Bobby.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


UGA - 11" x 14" Acrylic on wood

Done with a paint knife on a piece of wood - which leads to some interesting texture.

Here it is on my easel. You can see the thickness of the board. I saw an artist using old cabinet doors to paint on so I thought I would give it a try. Tack on a sawtooth hanger and no framing required.