Music Store Free Paintings Portfolio

Thursday, July 31, 2008


taweret is the original god of evil from egyptian mythology. she is made up of all the things the Egyptians feared, hippopotamus with the arms and legs of a lioness and the back of a crocodile.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Port a John

this is a part of the series that got hung in a gallery show. for a lot of them i tried to paint stuff that no one would ever request. one of my friends that came to see the show predicted that this would be the last one on the wall. she was incorrect. it got taken when about half of them were gone. if i were going to request a painting from me i'd ask for this. it was tough to part with it.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


this is kind of similar to a t-shirt i designed with mechanical heart on it. minus the mechanical part.

Monday, July 28, 2008


i made a shirt that says i gun art. i guess i art guns too.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Play Doh

i LOOOOOVE the smell of play doh. and eating it from under my nails...just kidding...maybe.

Saturday, July 26, 2008


a device into which you put bread and it magically gets replaced with toast.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Owen and Mzee

owen is a baby hippo. mzee is a 100 year old tortoise. they exist in real life. and they're friends. owen was rescued after being swept into the indian ocean by tsunami waves. he was separated from his mother so he started following around mzee in the animal facility. now they do everything together including swimming, eating and sleeping. they're best fwends.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Crazy Cat

i actually CHOSE to do this pet portrait. the requester gave me other options to paint that were more open and not a pop art tribute to an aphonic best friend based on a photo. but i wanted to paint this cat because of it's insane expression and pose. look at his eyes in the photograph. he looks like his mind is running like crazy and he's about to crack. though i did make him more pleasant looking in the painting.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Two Dogs Portrait

the second half of a commission of a couple's four pets.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Two Cats Portrait

this is one of a two part commission that the requester is going to give to a couple getting married. they have two cats and two dogs. the dogs will be up tomorrow.

Monday, July 21, 2008

New Unfree paintings

i just added some new paintings to my store. and they're oils. woo! go buy them :)

A Second Italy

this is my second painting of italy. a while ago i painted africa and said i was probably going to end up painting everything on the planet. i shouldn't be repeating countries if i'm ever going to get that done.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Evil Muppet

this monster is based on a muppet seen in this sketch from the Ed Sullivan show in 1969. the sketch took me off guard because i expect more kid friendly material from muppets. the monster could be pretty upsetting to kids and the little girl character ends up being violent. i like it when the monster says "snarf wrach carundridge" and makes it rain. apparently monsters have magical powers.

Saturday, July 19, 2008


i was asked to paint a wave based on the drawing below. this is the first time a requester has drawn what they want their painting to look like. i was glad to get the picture to base it on because she clearly had something very specific in mind and i wanted to get it right (as always).

Friday, July 18, 2008

Bass Clarinet

the result of an interracial marriage between a saxophone and a clarinet.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Irish Terrier

car bombs are delicious. sorry, that's the first thing i think about when i hear irish. this guy was donated to the Irish Terrier Club of Chicago for their yearly art auction to raise money for irish car bombs...i mean, terriers.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


i traded this painting for some gourmet cupcakes. they were amazing! chocolate raspberry filled with nutella or mango preserves, topped with chocolate ganache!

the girl who made them for me is a cupcake (and also robot) aficionado. she even is a part of a website called CupcakeFetish and she posted about our trade. She is the CEO at a company that makes robots so a cupcakebot is very appropriate.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A Tree

i painted a tree with birds in it, a pine tree, an oak, a bonsai tree, another pine tree, and now a generic tree.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Doctor Soccer

paging Dr. Ball...Dr. ball to the OR.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Headphone Treats Logo

the last of a three painting commission. this one is actually 24"x24". its the logo for Headphone Treats record label.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Mic 2

the second one in a series for the record label. another RCA mic from a photograph.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Mic 1

this went to a record label in Georgia to hang in their recording studio. it is one of a three part commission. the other two paintings are going to be posted next. this one is based on a picture of the RCA mic below.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Flavor Country

this art will make you cool and thin.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Spray Paint

spray paint cans are so very hip hop.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


amazing packaging. its so much fun to shove your finger through the foil and drink out of a little barrel. i invented a mixed drink with one of these. the recipe is: add 2oz of vodka to one blue hug. shake. its called a windex.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Lightning Bug in a Jar

these guys get punished because they light up. no kids are running around collecting regular flies in jars.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Balloon Dog

this creature's bark is more like a squeak and it has a lifespan of about 24 hours.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Friday, July 4, 2008

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

7 7 7

of course i painted a winner. who wants a painting of two sevens and a lemon?

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Gas Pump

gas is like a big thing right now, isn't it? like something people talk about or whatever.