Music Store Free Paintings Portfolio

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Still Have Christmas on My Mind

normally i use a black outline with a white stroke around it. i wanted this forest painting to be monochromatic so i gave the outline and stroke a slight green hue. if these were pine trees this would have made a good gift wrap pattern.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I Thought They Were Purple

this hardly looks like an iris to me. maybe i'm just bad at painting flowers.

Monday, December 28, 2009

A-Thank You Very Much

should i have went with fat elvis? i could have bedazzled the initials into his sequined suit.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

A New Concoction and The Last Greek Character

all the holiday excitement made me forget to post. here are yesterday's and today's. not in that order.

quacking, not stirred.

i dunno why but the requester wanted a superhero character with a dark red omega on his chest. if the alpha male is the highest ranked, this superhero must not be very super.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Maybe Those Horns Could Pass as Antlers for the Holiday

kind of an unconventional mascot but pretty cool. he'd look better with a santa hat.

Would You Hang a Hat on a Monet?

happy holidays! this series is what i gave my mom for christmas. she has some artwork of mine in her house and for christmas she likes to put santa hats on them. i told her it was lame and insulting to my precious artwork to turn it into christmas decorations. she told me i was lame. so this year i gave her some paintings and accessories to decorate them all she wanted.

maybe next year the tree will get a santa hat and the snowman will grow antlers.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Giraffe Day

i've got four giraffes to post today! this is purely coincidence. one is today's free painting and the other three are a commissioned series i just finished.

the patron wanted three giraffe paintings similar to my three penguins series.

and the fourth giraffe. much freer than the other three.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Less Guitar Strumming. More Dance Beats!

i just redesigned my MySpace profile to match my new music website. i've also...(drum roll please)...officially changed my genre from "Pop/Acoustic/Rock" to "Pop/Club/Electro". how exciting! check out my profile to hear a sample of this momentous change. i've uploaded three new songs that will be available soon when my newest album, The Ego, is released.

Both Are Orange and Stripey

one has a pointy face and one has a fuzzy face.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Making Presents. Does That Make Me an Elf?

this is a last minute christmas present commission i just finished. on Dec. 17th i was asked to paint this house before the holiday. i'm happy to help someone that put off her holiday shopping. especially since i haven't started mine yet.

For Your Wall Not Your Website

this guy wanted a painting for his production company. he said he didn't have a logo and wanted something to represent 3D motion graphics and "go forth/forward thinking". i hesitated to paint this one because logo design and reproduction rights are much different than asking for a free painting. but since the request was ambiguous and he didn't actually say he wanted it to use repeatedly as a logo, i didn't say no and tell him my logo design price haha. oh no, now this is going to inspire other people to ambiguously request free logos.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

A Toyota. Race fast, safe car. A Toyota.

this painting is for mason from his mom. mason likes his mom and race cars. aha! based on this information i have deduced that mason likes palindromes.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Shih Tzu Was a Much Poorer Choice

poodle is the perfect name for this kind of dog. it sounds exactly like they look.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Here's a Painting

i can't think of anything i want to say about this painting. normally i would put time and effort into coming up with something interesting but it's my birthday and i don't wanna. so yeah. here it is. i'm going to have cake.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Old New Logo

this is the retro version of the pens logo. actually, this one seems like the updated version to me because i remember it was the new design in the 90s. the one they use now is the retro throwback.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Betta and the Koala. Sounds Like a Saturday Morning Cartoon.

this betta actually goes with the koala before it as a two painting commission. i wouldn't have thought put a fish and a marsupial together but my patron was happy!

Back from LA and a New Site Design

i've returned from LA. i spent the weekend at The Mastering Lab and checking out the city. it was quite awesome. i'm one step closer to releasing The Ego. i've also just launched a new design for my music site. you can hear a preview of three tracks from the album!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Break from Painting for Music. Also, It's a Koala Today.

i won't be posting until later next week because i'm leaving tomorrow for LA. i'm going there to finish mixing my 4th album! (cover preview here!!) it's all written and recorded so now i just need some professionals to help me out with the final mix and mastering. look for the album release early 2010!!

we all know the real star of this painting is that adorable eucalyptus tree.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

One Thousand and One

sorry i'm late posting this. i think it was a subconscious move because i'm really proud of finishing my 1000th painting and i wanted to keep it at the top of my blog as long as possible.

a nod to edward weston

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Millenial Painting

WOO!! this is free painting number ONE THOUSAND! i have painted 1,000 square feet of art. i decided to choose the subject myself for this one :) it's currently hanging on my wall.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

This Art Is About Drugs

darn it. i'm 14 minutes late posting this. i blame this subject of the painting for taking all my time and attention so i forgot.

the requester wanted a computer with a graph vaguely like the one below. i do believe it has something to do with pharmaceutical research....based on my research. which involved googling the words and letters within the graph.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Single Serving of Rice

here's a commission i got for a small, not free painting in my free paintings style. it's 4x6 and similar to one in my store that was already sold.

It's Not Even a Home Key

well i made fun of the tartans mascot but two letters aren't much cooler.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

What?! Maybe I Should Consider Editing The First Thing That Comes Out of My Head Before I Post It

this is for a girl that told me she likes dinosaurs and balloons. i wonder if dinosaurs would have liked balloons. i bet balloons would be scared of dinosaurs.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

They Serve Some High End Hot Dogs

in my hometown there is a restaurant called The Hot Dog Shoppe. my friends feel it must be pronounced "shop-ay" and that the extra "e" makes it classy. it must be the same for John Deere.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Someone Else Already Made Art About This

i have returned safely from vegas. some of my money has not. now back to the paintings.

this is the trans europe express train. kraftwerk wrote a song about it.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Vegas 3

no this post is not about a third vegas painting. it's about my third trip to vegas. my mom and i go there on vacation the same time every year. this tradition has gone on for two whole years so far. so as it was a year ago and a year before that, i shan't be painting for a bit. be back next week!

Sun Sun Sun, Flower Flower Flower, Sunflower Sunflower Sunflower

i've painted a third flower

and a third sun

and now a third sunflower.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Double Fisting Painting

happy thanksgiving! have some wine with your turkey. though this painting is saying, "have some wine with your wine".

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Reanimation Runs in the Family

an unconventional family portrait. in this case unconventional=undead.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

This Sounds Familiar

isn't the "fire" in "firetruck" redundant? is there a "watertruck" from which we need to distinguish... haha just kidding

Monday, November 23, 2009

Plane Varieties

isn't the "air" in "airplane" redundant? is there a "landplane" from which we need to distinguish this vehicle? perhaps a "seaplane"? or "spaceplane"? crap, now i'm going to get requests to paint a landplane.

crap again. i just googled seaplane because it didn't show up as a typo. and they exist. so do floatplanes aka hydroplanes. and flying boats!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

It's Rusty from Lack of Use

the requester that asked for this said he wanted a rusty chainsaw but, "please don't put it on a log or cutting down a tree, as much as I like the image I don't want to endorse deforestation, just the actual tool would be great." haha pretty great.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Chief Running Stereotype

the mascot for new wait...the cleveland native americans.

Friday, November 20, 2009

I'm Stuck with These Guys

the girl that requested this one never got back to me even though i emailed her twice to say her painting was done. lame. i'm usually ok with that happening if the painting is something generic like an animal. this subject, however, does not lend itself to be given to someone else.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Yes, I Used the Term Homeboy

my homeboy, choze, got some new photos taken and wanted a redesign of his single CD cover. i also set him up a website to show off his new music video.