Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Year's Eve!

It's New Year's Eve and I'm drawing.  Well, I am doing what I love to do. 

Monday, December 28, 2015

Capo sees Capo

I drew Capo's portrait not too long ago and here is Capo checking out his portrait.  I enjoy receiving pictures of the pet portraits I've drawn and the pet together.  I believe Capo approves!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Slow Sunday drawing.

It's slow Sunday drawing here in the studio.  I have Henry, a Boston Terrier, up on the drawing table. Henry is the youngest in a home of 3 Boston Terriers.  

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

Drawing portraits can be hard.


Frankie can make drawing portraits hard when he's always wanting to know what is going on and wants to be rubbed.  Stay tuned for a new cat portrait!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

My drawing buddy.

I have started a new cat portrait and Frankie is there to watch.



Monday, November 30, 2015

FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY!


YO! Listen up, all you cat heads, I have "the joker" in the Instashow at Silicon printmaking gallery. Yup, this Friday. Come check out the art show and buy my print. Awesome!


Sunday, November 29, 2015

Cat Pinhead

Cat Pinhead is finished!  This is a redo of the original one I had done. I am much happier with turn out of this Cat Pinhead. Enjoy!


Listen to metal

Leo says, "listen to metal."


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Redrawing "Cat Pinhead"

I wasn't completely happy with my original "cat pinhead" portrait drawing. So, I have now gotten back into redrawing it.  His suit will have more detail and the cat is hairless this time. I believe this is more accurate for a "cat pinhead" and therefore making this portrait to my satisfaction. This drawing is coming along slowly but surely! 


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Lucy, cat portrait t-shirt.

Lucy's cat portrait t-shirt is now up on society6!  Go get yourself a sweet cat portrait t-shirt!


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Joker cat portrait t-shirt

Up now on Society6 is the "Joker" t-shirt.  This cat may be the joker card, but he's all aces!


Thursday, November 12, 2015

First Friday Art Show!

It has been a long time since last time I was in an art show. I will be in the "first friday" art show at Silicon Gallery December 4th.  My cat portrait titled "Joker" will be up for a month there and prints can be purchased from Silicon.  Silicon is a digital printing studio in old city of Philly. I have used them for digital printing and they are great! Please come out to check out the group show!  


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Sunday cat portrait drawing

This past Sunday I put  in some drawing time in to this new cat portrait. I got this a lot done with the help of my favorite Garfield coffee mug that did have coffee in it.  Later on that Sunday on got to go out to see the band Battles play live.  If you don't know the band, go check them out!  It was an awesome musical experience!  this cat portrait should be finished soon, stay tuned...


Thursday, October 15, 2015

The drawing table

A new cat portrait is set to draw on the drawing table!  Cat Pinhead for the "cat horror portrait" series has been put on hold but it is in the works.  Stay tuned...


Monday, October 12, 2015

Cats Can Do It!

Here is my little spin on J. Howard Miller's "We Can Do It!" poster.


Saturday, October 10, 2015

Halloween is coming!

Yup! October is here and Halloween is coming! This is part of the "cat horror portrait" series I did last year.  I'm doing a reboot of cat Pinhead. I wasn't completely happy with the cat Pinhead I had drawn.  And, I'm going to try to add more to the "cat horror portrait" series. Stay tuned...


I Love Lucy!

I have finished Lucy, one of the backyard cats I help out.  The title of this cat portrait of Lucy is "I Love Lucy" aka "Cats can do it!" Enjoy! 

I Love Lucy
14" x 17"
mixed media

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Cats can do it!

"Cats can do it" aka "I Love Lucy" aka "Lulu" in the works!


Friday, October 2, 2015

Autumn snuggles.

Autumn starts and the cats cuddle.  I have a few cat portraits in the works, stay tuned...


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Frankie's quilt.

My grandmother made me this quilt when I was 5. It is now Frank's official quilt!


Sunday, September 20, 2015

sketch pad of portraits.

My sketch pad is almost full of portraits. There is only a few pages left in this pad.  Looks like it's time to get to the art store for a new sketch pad.  Keep on drawing!


Saturday, September 19, 2015

Sketching out Lucy.

I've sketched out Lucy! And I've done a little play on J. Howard Miller's "We Can Do It" poster.


Friday, September 18, 2015

Let's go Yankees!

It's another great weekend of New York baseball! Let's go Yankees, let's go Yankees!


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Backyard cats on the drawing table.

The backyard cats are up on the drawing table.  Here are the two cats lounging on the back patio.  I've been taking care of these two for a few years now.  Actually, the brown colored cat, which I still call Kitten, has been around for a year now. I have yet to find a proper name for her.  Lucy is the black cat. She is an adult cat and is named after a Beatles song.  


Friday, September 11, 2015

Icarus! New dog portrait.

Here is Icarus!  He can be found running around on M&M Creek Valley Farm.  If you are eating food around Icarus, be careful, you have been warned!  I found out about this farm earlier this summer at their first annual pig roast and camp out. Great event!  

Icarus
17 x 14"
mixed media

Monday, September 7, 2015

Drawing Icarus.

Tonight I'm drawing Icarus.  This dog portrait has taken longer than normal.  Summer is slowly coming to an end. So, I've been getting in lots of bike riding in the woods and on the streets.   Stay tuned for Icarus' dog portrait!


Saturday, August 22, 2015

Drawing can be tricky.

Frankie came by to say hi or get rubs or just lay down on my drawing pad.  He can make drawing tricky sometimes.


Friday, August 21, 2015

Sketching out Icarus.

Up next on the drawing table is Icarus!  I met Icarus this summer on a weekend camping trip on a farm,  the  M & M Creek Valley Farm. This place is great by the way. I have begun sketching out Icarus and will be adding a little farm creature since that's where Icarus lives.  Stay tuned...


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Joker card

Here is the last part of "Frankie the jester" project, the joker card. 


Monday, August 17, 2015

Lucy

Lucy is a feral cat, but has taken residence in my backyard ever since I've lived here.  She always welcomes me home.


Sunday, August 16, 2015

Frankie the jester!

I've finally finished Frankie the jester.  There were many delays on this cat portrait with other portraits and many bike rides.  I still have more things to do with this cat portrait project though.  Stay tuned...

Frankie the jester
mixed media
14" x 17"

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Late night art work...

I'm doing some late night art work here in the studio.  I'm laying down the black outline to "Frankie the jester" with a little help of Yards brew, Cape of Good Hope. Stay tuned for the finished piece!


Sunday, August 9, 2015

The jester

I'm getting back to drawing Frankie, the jester.  This one keeps getting put on hold as other portraits take priority.  Stay tuned for the finished portrait!


Sunday, August 2, 2015

Claypool on the wall!

Here is a picture i received of Claypool framed and hung on the wall!  It's great to see photos of the portraits I draw framed and hung.  It's also really great to hear the feedback of the portraits.  This is the comment given on Claypool, "you really did him justice! The instant I saw him I burst into joyful tears. I can't thank you enough!"  Reading and hearing these comments makes drawing portraits even more gratifying.  It is a real joy to make people happy through my art.
  

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Claypool's memorail portrait.

Memorial portrait of Claypool is finished. Claypool was a very much loved dog in Vermont.  

Claypool
14" x 17"
mixed media

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Memorial dog portrait in the works.

Saturday night, stayed up late drawing the memorial dog portrait of Claypool.  Above Claypool's head will be a frisbee.  Stay tuned for the finished Claypool dog portrait!


Monday, July 6, 2015

July 4th weekend in Vermont.

I went to Burlington Vt for the July 4th long weekend.  I got to hang with these 2 awesome dogs while there, Otto and Minnow. I have drawn both their portraits.



Sunday, June 28, 2015

Started a new dog portrait.

I started a new dog portrait last night.  This dog comes from Vermont and unfortunately this dog passed away recently.  I picked up some J.A.W.N.  and West Coast IPA beer for this night drawing session.  J.A.W.N. is a very fitting name for a local Philly beer and it is good too.  


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Hot cats.

The cats be like, "it's hot, turn on the AC already."  Stay tuned for Frankie's portrait as a jester.


Sunday, June 7, 2015

Puppy!

I met this pup today while out biking. This is one adorable puppy. She belongs to a buddy of mine and her name is Svetlana.  


Eames' cat portrait finished!

Eames is finished!  This Seattle cat looks fresh in a striped bow tie. Enjoy.

Eames
14' x 17"
mixed media

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Frankie and the cat portrait.

Frankie, of course, has to overlook the cat portrait drawing process.


Eames' cat portrait in the works.

Eames' cat portrait is in the works.  It is going slowly due to many bike rides and weekend backyard grilling.  This Seattle cat will be finished soon. Stay tuned!


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Eames, new cat portrait on the drawing table

Eames is up on the drawing table.  This cat lives in Seattle.  I'm enjoying a Lagunitas Little Sumpin' while sketching Eames out on the drawing pad.