Music Store Free Paintings Portfolio

Friday, July 31, 2009

Remote Posting

I'm posting this from the Pittsburgh airport with my iPhone. The fact that I'm using capitalization (the iPhone automatically does) is proof. I'm waiting to get on my delayed flight to NYC to visit friends for the weekend. That means no painting until Monday. Enjoy your two days off from having to look at pop art!

Should Be Named Housepartyboat

i've never seen a houseboat not housing a party. you can tell this one is because when you capture something in a painting, any music being played will show up visually.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Purple Elephant

darn it. i'm a minute late posting this one. paint is still wet in the picture even.

this is the third elephant with flower request. it's quite different from the first two and not just because i was asked to make him purple. i also decided to make him sitting. then he ended up being darn big and filling up the canvas. who knew sitting elephants make a perfect square shape?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I'm a Detective

facts i can glean from the wyoming state flag: 1. wyoming has a buffalo (possibly more than one) 2. wyoming is very snowy 3. buffalo(es) in wyoming are white to camouflage themselves in the snowy environment

The Power Hour Album Review on Tastybooze wrote about my power hour album. i must say i have to agree with a review that states, "It’s f-ing brilliant."

Monday, July 27, 2009

Anything Times Zero is Zero

this request was for "some hearts & stars in pinks, oranges and yellows". its kind of like four 6x6" paintings instead of one 12x12". four paintings for the price of zero!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Plural Jesus

i've gotten five buddha requests and no jesuses....jesuss.....jesi?

Friday, July 24, 2009


bosko was my influence for his eyes.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

A Dragon Always Lands on It's Face

he looks like he's flying but i didn't give him wings. actually, he looks like he's falling. and having a good time doing it.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

There Is a Society For Bacon. And It's Monarchical.

this is the fifth painting requested that involves bacon. i'm guessing it's because my paintings were called to the attention of bacon lovers via The Royal Bacon Society - The Ultimate Bacon Resource Site

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Penguin Down

the request was just for another penguin. i've done a lot of penguins so i wanted to change it up and give him an action pose. more like a post-action pose. i think he was trying to use his wings the way other birds do.

Monday, July 20, 2009

I Want Glowing Acrylic Paint

my version of the logo from i wonder what i need to mix to get that green.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Elegantly Packaged

i find the gold can, as opposed to silver, makes it classier.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

He's Strutting Because He Knows He's Cooler Than Cats

this requester let me choose what i wanted to paint out of four photos. three were of cats and one was of a pigeon. of course i chose the pigeon because it's much less common of a request. plus he's got that awesome strut going on.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Free Dispenser

well this contraption is giving away something for free. and it seems to be of the premium variety. i hope its vodka.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

A Complex and Mysterious Panda

a lot of times i'll put a white shine on my characters eyes. i chose not to for this guy and i like it. it makes him seem like there's something deep going on in that giant head of his.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Possibly a Misrepresented Portrait of a Vegetarian

this is for a person who likes bacon and her dog. i have no proof that her dog likes bacon though.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A Taste of It's Own Medicine

take that, camera! IIII made a picture of YOOOU! how the tables have turned.

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Cute Ones Are Trustworthy

if i were a robot trying to destroy the human race, i'd weld a heart into my chest.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Not 24 or 22

this request was for "a painting with 23 colors on it and a small turtle". i guess i could have tried to give the turtle's shell 23 colors but if i did that i would have made the turtle big enough to fill the canvas. then i would have had to make the argument that "small" is relative and he's small compared to a turtle on a 36x36" canvas. this way i avoided justifying my work. though i guess this turtle is big compared to one on a 1x1" canvas.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Poor Grammar Abe and A Sign That May or May Not Be Lying

i forgot to post on friday. i thought i would forget more often this past few weeks because i was out of the habit for a while there due to my canvas issue.

i don't think signs should be allowed to present subjective material.

yep, that's abraham lincoln telling you to "stay gold". actually, it should be "stay golden" because the adverb is modifying the verb. but who am i to argue with a request?

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Rhythm Knows She's a Lovely Lady Despite My Complaining

this one was actually commission. or... a donation the requester and i agreed upon before i started painting heh heh. this pup's name is rhythm. she's a doberman. yes i know. i was shocked too. don't people know all dogs are boys and all cats are girls? especially tough dogs like dobermans! i mean, there's the word "man" right in the name!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Miss Saigon

no, this is not the chinese character for helicopter. but it should be.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Portfolio Update

i just reorganized my art portfolio with new sections and added a bunch of new works. the images are a lot bigger now too. go take a look. actually, it's not something i'd think the reader (possibly readers) of this blog would care about but it took me a lot of time and effort so i wanted to announce to the internet what i had accomplished.

Fishing Tournament Logo Design

i just finished a logo for a fishing tournament. the guy that contracted me liked my fish bones painting and wanted a logo based on that with the addition of another logo (the flag). i believe it's going to end up on some t-shirts. if i get some photos of the final product, i'll post them too.

Rock 'n Roll Unicorn

IF a unicorn existed and IF said unicorn knew how to play the electric guitar, i can guarantee rainbows would come out of the amp when it played.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Elbow Bot

if robots could cultivate friendships, this guy's friends would call him bowbot for short.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Hello Kitty

my third rendition of this cultural icon. when is someone going to ask for chococat or pochacco?

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Friday, July 3, 2009

Practical Tattoo

to anyone contemplating getting a tattoo: please request a painting of it from me instead so you can throw it away if you get sick of it.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Patrick Wolf

this guy is a singer songwriter from london. i've never heard of him though he seems to be pretty famous. of course that judgement was based on his number of MySpace fans, quantity of tour dates and quality of his site's web design but i don't really know. wikipedia says "Patrick utilises a wide variety of instruments in his music, most commonly the ukulele, piano and viola. Known for combining electronic sampling with classical instruments, Wolf's styles range from Romantic folk to techno-pop." well that sounds pretty cool. i think i'll give him a listen now. of course a good artist would have listened before creating the portrait to allow his music to influence the painting. good thing i'm not just a good artist. i'm a great one, hah!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Books Without Guilt

this is similar to those faux books to fill your shelves cause they're books minus the annoying characteristic of being able to be read.