Music Store Free Paintings Portfolio

Sunday, August 31, 2008


this one is the first in a five painting series for a commission. each painting is of a different character and together they make a bleeped out expletive. i think it's a pretty cool request. i'll post the rest of them over the next four days.

Saturday, August 30, 2008


i was asked to make him "as mean-looking as your cute style will allow you".

Friday, August 29, 2008

Mountain Unicycle

a mountain unicycle? really? it just seems so impractical. unless there's some circus being sponsored by Cabela's.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Second Hello Kitty

red on pink? this cat has no fashion sense.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Second Sun

the real sun has a face on it too. but don't look to verify that statement. you'll go blind.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Grim Mouse Reaper

this is the character "death of rats" from Terry Pratchett's Discworld book series. he's in charge of gathering the souls of rodents.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Four Gals

the request was for four female gendered animals and a gay reference. so this bunny, raccoon, mouse and cat get to live on a rainbow. you can tell they're girls because male animals don't have eyelashes. mickey and minnie are two of many cartoon critters that prove this fact.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Grapes and Wine

i forgot to post yesterday but its ok because these two paintings are supposed to be together. someone requested a free painting and then commissioned a second one to go with it. i made sure they went together chromatically.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Eiffel Tower

i was there once. its quite nice. i'm going to go back and take my mom next time.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Oranutan Head

i donated another painting to help save the orangutans. this time its for Driven To Destruction.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Eat Ass

i painted this little 8x10" creature for my friend that i shall not name because she'd probably be embarassed i'm telling this story. but anyways, i had texted this friend about going to get ice cream or something equally unhealthy. she responded by telling me that she wanted to come because she was a fat ass. the only problem was that she didn't take into account the fact that her cell phone T9 predictive text program thinks "fat" and "eat" are the same word. so i ended up getting at text that said, "i am an eat ass". quite funny. then she asked me what an eat ass looked like. then she said she was going to google image search it to find out. i quickly advised her that searching the internet for the words "eat" and "ass" together wasn't such a good idea. i had to design this character so she could know what an eat ass looks like without risking asking google.

Toaster With Toast

my second toaster painting. the first one i did wasn't for a request. i chose to do for a gallery a few weeks ago because i figured no one would request a toaster...then someone did. he specified he'd like it to have toast popping out. it must be a magic toaster because it toasted without electicity. the last one i painted had a plug. maybe the plug is behind where you can't see it. or it's solar powered. green toast!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Kitty on Pink

i recently got commissioned to do an 8x10" painting in my free paintings style. here's how it turned out.

Japanese Dragon Holding a Quill

the request was for a japanese dragon writing something with a quill. i bet its a haiku about arson.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Bat and Skunk

the requester for this one had to clarify that she meant a bat as in "the mammal not the baseball whacking device". that gave me a chuckle.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008

Planet Pittsburgh on Canvas

a canvas print of my Pittsburgh Planet painting is now available in my online store. if you think pittsburgh is the only city in the world, you should buy one.

Escaping Spiderman

i was asked to make a trompe-l'oeil. the title is a reference to Pere Borrell del Caso's Escaping Criticism.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Second Faucet

i always wonder if my right hand wishes it was in charge of hot sometimes and my left hand wonders what its like to be in control of cold.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Typing Monkey

a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type a given text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Button Box Accordion

i actually played a button box for one of the songs on my Power Hour Album. track 40 is a sea chanty so i had to teach myself how to play this because it was the perfect instrument to use.

Sunday, August 10, 2008


i like it when i get asked to paint things that are smaller than the 12" canvas. it would be cool to have a marker that's as big as i painted it. that would be some serious fumes, though.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Friday, August 8, 2008

Camera 5

five cameras is a lot of shots to edit together.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


his friends call him teater for short.

Monday, August 4, 2008


someone asked for a dinosaur. not a tyrannosaurus. not a triceratops. not a stegosaurus. just dinosaur. i liked the freedom. i made him a nonspecific species. just kind of a dinosaur-y creature. he ended up being kind of anthropomorphic actually.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Broken Whiskey Glass

this is for a woman who met her boyfriend when he was brought to a party at her house, got hammered and dropped a whiskey tumbler on her toilet. he shattered the tumbler and the toilet. they started dating ten days later.

Saturday, August 2, 2008


this was donated to be auctioned off at a golf tournament fund raiser for the leukemia & lymphoma society.

Friday, August 1, 2008


the file name for this dog's picture was demon-zoe.jpg. i got rid of the demon eyes for the painting.