Music Store Free Paintings Portfolio

Monday, October 31, 2011

The Tradition Continues

my mother and i have gone on an annual trip to vegas 1, 2, 3, 4 times now. this week will be our 5th! i must take a break from painting to go hang out in a desert. i'll be back soon!

It's a Rental

today's painting is a dog. in a bear costume. happy halloween!

Sunday, October 30, 2011


pterodactyls can't pronounce P's.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Green Hates White

this is either the green power ranger kicking gandalf or gandalf getting kicked by the green power ranger. i'm not sure who's the star of the painting.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Making Barney Look Like a Genius

this guy is teaching kids horrible spelling mistakes. a few from the most recent movie alone:

gon = gone
tael = tail
hunny = honey
bizy = busy

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sweetness Over Safety

these would be the coolest pets ever. totally worth the constant concern that they'd set your house on fire.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Not So Recent News

a skull. appropriate for the season. though it's not like my paintings correlate with the seasons considering my wait list is now 1103 people. if you requested a topical painting about the beijing summer olympics, i'll be getting to it soon.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

High Art

this request was the result of "the best 'shrooms ever". it is two lions coming together to make a yin yang. clearly, to fully experience this painting, the viewer should be on 'shrooms to look at it. i bet the requester will "fully experience" this painting once he gets it in the mail.

Monday, October 24, 2011

One Less But They're Still Thrilled About It

the requester asked for a high five but (don't tell him!) this is actually a high four.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Mommy and Daughter

this was requested by a daughter for her mom. usually people's sappy request stories don't get to me but i really liked this one. the girl's mom had to move to singapore and it was tough on them. the girl got a chance to go visit her mom and this type of flower, frangipani, were everywhere in singapore. frangipani became a theme of the visit and now these flowers have a personal meaning for them. the two flowers in the painting represent the two of them.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Plush and Alive

the only thing cooler than a pet portrait is a stuffed animal portrait. this is both. the dog is based on a living creature and the shark is based on a stuffed animal.

Friday, October 21, 2011

He Also Eats Honey

this is a bunnybee. i was going to save this to post on the 31st since we're so close to halloween but i decided not to because then i would have to say that this bunny is wearing a bee costume. or perhaps that it is a bee wearing a bunny mask and shoes. but that is not the case. this is a crazy hybrid creature with both bee and bunny parts.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Reaper Is Following Those Bridesmaids

no, this is not another bridesmaid painting. (though it would be funny if i accidentally sent this instead of one of the beach depictions.) i got through all of the paintings for those ladies and was happy to get back to my usual style but this guy came next. the requester wanted it "as grimdark (adj.) as you can." so that means no cute characters in bright colors. here are reapers one through three for comparison:

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Immortalizing All Those Great Meals

today is the last of the painting series for the bridesmaids. it's some restaurant outside of pittsburgh. i imagine it's going to the one bridesmaid that didn't quite fit in her dress as nicely as the others.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Excuse for Boozing

this is a bar in pittsburgh known as the garage door saloon. i've passed it many times but never actually gone in. i should have drank there as research for this painting.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Most Likely The Correct Garden of Boston

apparently boston public garden is different than boston garden. good thing i painted the right one. i think.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Beach Barter

there are two beach paintings in this series for a group of bridesmaids. i hope the two that got them liked their version and wouldn't rather have had the other girl's beach. maybe they were both jealous, recognized each other's coveting and traded.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Bridesmaid's Beach

this is the first of six paintings outside of my usual style. they're all commissioned by a soon-to-be bride for her bridesmaids and they're all of locations that have a sentimental meaning for them. i think it's a cute idea for the bride to give something so personalized. she should have gotten one for every person that attended.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Why Can't You Get a BFA in Scratch Art?

this is based on an illustration by Gianluca Fallone. it's scratch art. well, it's an acrylic painting. but it looks like one of those scratch art papers i used to make drawings in grade school. i wonder if that's what he was going for.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Listen to the IlliNOIS

i'm going to visit my friends in chicago for the weekend so this is my last post until next week. back in a bit!

it's playing "you're the inspiration" in honor of my chicago trip.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Water Taxi

he's the fastest in the turtle marathon because he's cheating. the sun is in on it.

Monday, October 3, 2011

A Really Thin, Really Nude Girl

now that's some hardcore porn. you can't get much more naked than this.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

A Casual Looking Chomp

i just meant for the polar bear to be hanging out on the elephants back but it looks like it could be interpreted as the polar bear is biting the elephant's head.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Penguins Create Art, Too

the big guy's looking at what he made while his creation looks back.