Well I’m happy to say that I’m back in the studio! It has been a crazy few months with moving and then renovating our new house. There is still lots of work to do but my studio is finally set back up. I’ve started getting caught up on all the exciting new players the Blue Jays have added this season. First on the list is David Price! I took a vote on twitter and I’ll be creating two drawings and another painting of the winning pictures. Here is my first drawing complete, I’m really excited to get to work on the next ones along with all the other new players.
It has been a crazy month with the unexpected purchase of a new house, but I still found a little time to create some more Blue Jays paintings.
Seeing all the young talent in camp for the Jays this year has been incredible. That talent along with the acquisitions of Martin and Donaldson is going to make for one very exciting season. I’m continuing to get caught up on my fundraiser paintings from last season. First on the list was one of the bright young stars Dalton Pompey. The fans voted on pictures and here are the two paintings I created from those images,
After I completed the two Pompey’s I moved onto the Bautista paintings. Once again the fans voted and here are the paintings that have resulted,
The originals are not available but you can order prints online here, http://society6.com/product/bombtista_print#1=45
Go Jays Go!
Here’s my latest project. The painting image was voted on by the Blue Jays fans, with the help of Aaron himself on twitter. I will also be creating a drawing of the image that finished second. The painting is almost complete and I’m hoping to finish it later tonight so Aaron can sign it tomorrow at the Winter Tour stop at Cross Iron Mills. Stay tuned for pictures of the finished, and hopefully signed piece. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in commissioning your own piece of art.
Well It’s almost the gift giving season and what better gift could you find for a Blue Jays fan than a BlueJaysArt poster print. This print features all of my favourite Blue Jays artwork wrapped into a 24″ x 36″ poster print present. They will be a limited edition of 100 and the prints will fit into standard poster frames from Micheals which make it an economical gift for Christmas. Feel free to CONTACT me if you are interested.
Well It’s almost the gift giving season and what better gift could you find for a Blue Jays fan than a BlueJaysArt poster print. This print features all of my favourite Blue Jays artwork wrapped into a 24″ x 36″ poster print. They will be a limited edition of 100 and the prints will fit into standard poster frames from Micheals which make it an economical gift for Christmas. Feel free to CONTACT me if you are interested.
Here’s my latest commissioned painting, all that’s left to do is sign it. It has taken me a long time and a lot of experimentation to find a combination of mediums that works just right for me, but I really think I have figured it out. I have always wanted to create paintings that have the same energy as my powdered graphite/charcoal drawings and I believe I have done it. These pencil paintings are created by first creating an acrylic under painting, then layering, gesso, powdered graphite, charcoal and pastels over top. These layers create life and dimension that I’ve always wanted in my work. Here it is, feel free to leave comments with your thoughts,
Well, Halloween has come and gone, and with that so has my yearly pumpkin carving. This year I decided to create my first Blue Jays themed pumpkin. Of course Jose Bautista seemed like the logical choice after his great season. Here’s what the finished project looked like.I posted this picture on twitter and the response was incredible, Jose, retweeted it, MLB fancave commented. It was a very fun project that has definitely increased the audience to my artwork.
I am back in the studio working on some new paintings so be sure to check back soon to see how they are progressing. I hope everybody had a very happy Halloween.
It has been a very busy time in the household, from renos to our daughters first birthday it has put a hold on my art projects. The renos are finally to a point where it is liveable now, so I’m back in the studio working. Here is a picture of my latest creation titled “No Way Jose”. If you don’t know the back story of this painting watch this YouTube video. If you are interested in prints you can order them here. Stay tuned as I have a lot of exciting projects on the go.
2013 was a very busy year, here’s a link (click here) to the artwork I created during it. Be sure to “Like” my Facebook page while you are there to stay updated on my projects. Thanks as always for visiting.
First off, I hope everybody had a great holiday season. I’ve been back at work for the last couple weeks and I just finished the 100th drawing for my Jays Care Foundation fundraiser. The goal is to finish at least 5 drawings a week and I be done before opening day. This has been an amazing artistic exercise and it’s pretty incredible looking back at how my use of the medium has progressed from the first drawings, AND of course the most important thing is that I’m over half way to my fundraiser goal! Here are the first 100 drawings in random order. Visit www.bluejaysart.ca and contact me if you are interested in any of the originals or prints. All the best in the New Year!