Tuesday, December 13, 2011

North bound train

I'm liking the panoramic canvas.  I've got 3 more that are a little bigger.  Can't wait to dive into a new painting. 

I added a few close up pictures.  I'm starting preorder for prints of this one.  Email me if interested.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

So here are some of the microscope images in my up coming show.  Come on down to Muddy Waters this Dec and check out some cool art!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Anatomy drawing 1

Now that I have a daughter I haven't had much time in the studio. So I have been doing some small drawings when I have a free moment. 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Could make a cool concert poster

I was cracking some eggs into a strainer at work and thought this looked pretty cool.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

2011 Art Hop was a blast.  Thanks to all that came.  I got some prints made of the Panda painting and have a few left. If anyone is interested drop me an email.  $50 24x24

Sunday, September 4, 2011


Cool picture of my plant with some rainbow light.

Clown fish painting

So i did 3 paintings for Pipers room.  Free (hot air balloon), the panda and now the clown fish.  I'm sure I will do more in time but these were done before she was born.  I will have prints of the panda painting by Art Hop time.  They will be $50, unless you come by my studio during Art hop.  They will be $40.
Here is the link to Seaba, the host the South End Art Hop every Sept http://seaba.com/.  Hope to see you there.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Panda Painting

So I started with an idea at work

I draw it a few time so I have a good idea of how I want to lay it out.   I used a 24"x24" canvas.  Sanded it with fine grit sand paper and a layer of gesso.  Then sanded it again for a really smooth surface.  Next I draw my picture and start with the background.
Now I start on shadows.  To make a nice reflection I repeat any shadow work I do on the panda in the water.  Then I started on painting in the fur.

I took a fan brush and cut the bristles so they were all uneven to make a more realistic fur look.  This also works good for painting grass.  

Added in the eyes and worked on the reflection.   And to finish it I added in a layer of blue and white to the water to give it more detail.  I used only 3 colors on this one, mars black, titanium white and cerulean blue hue.  I wanted to work on getting as many different tones from just 3 colors as I could.  

Monday, January 10, 2011


Here are some pictures of a new painting.   Just following basic steps right now and trying to add in a few new techniques.  I'm also trying to keep my canvas wet while I paint.  It seems to be helping alot.     This painting was done on 1-9-11.  Its 12" x 48"  and its for sale if anyone is interested.  Checkout more at http://www.facebook.com/DAMartworks