I visited the Nikko Toshugo Shrine when in Japan for a family member's wedding, the painting is of a photo I took while I was there. Large groups of Japanese children were running around all over the place. Each group was distinguishable by bright, matching umbrellas and hats. And each building throughout was a work of art, all trimmed in beautiful gold.
One of my absolute favorite styles of art is impressionism. It's a style that tends to bleed into a lot of what I do. This piece was born out of my love for that style, heavily influenced by the impressionists I admire.
This is a portrait of my girlfriend, Rachel. I started doing more portraits lately as practice, since painting is still relatively new to me. The impressionist style really lends itself to someone who is primarily an illustrator.
Done for another Jerk's Productions' show held at Tattooed Mom on South Street. This time it was a Star Wars themed show for May the 4th. I did a couple different "Steadman styled" pieces. This one in particular was a lot of fun. I tend to prefer more precision in my own work, so it was hard to just throw acrylic ink on the canvas and hope for the best.
Another portrait done for practice. I'm still learning to properly utilize bold lines to help define areas of my paintings. I also used this painting to play around with different coloring techniques, doing the whole piece with one brush.
This was my very first and only commissioned painting. I was asked to paint a man and his wife, watching a shooting star on the tennis courts at Villanova. I leaned heavily on Van Gogh for this piece, because in my mind there's no better way to represent a beautiful nighttime sky. The man who commissioned the painting gave it to his wife on their wedding day. It was thankfully well-received.
Another one done for Jerk's Productions' VHS tape themed art show held at Tattooed Mom on South Street. I again used the black tape from the vhs to create bold lines, accentuated by the softness and light coloring of the rest of the piece. I tried to give the impression of comfort and relaxation, and ended up really liking the effect of layering the tape over her legs. One of my favorite paintings I've done so far.