Third in a series of three! The First National Bank Sign that sits atop the building of the same name in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota. I have to confess I did not know there were in fact three of them, all facing different sides of the city. This completes a series of pen & ink drawings of iconic Twin Cities … Read More
I prepared a short time-lapse video of my latest drawing; however, the best bit did not get captured–the edge of the bottle cap. This is the second in a series of iconic Minneapolis-Saint Paul neon signs (the first was the “Gold Medal Flour” sign that overlooks the Mississippi River). Third to come!
“Rebound Painting” makes it sound like something it isn’t… it’s just my first proper painting in a (very) long time. This is a view you may recognize if you’ve been to Jay Cooke State Park, just shy of Duluth if you’re coming from the Twin Cities. Have a look at my last “What’s New” post and see how the final … Read More
It’s tempting to cut the paper and jump right into the big painting. After all, that’s where the magic happens in the end, that’s what you’re working towards and what everyone is going to see. But it turns out there are a lot of important steps that have to come before the real deal. I have learned about workup techniques … Read More
As usual, my plan to post regular progress updates on my summer project devolved into one big summary post at the end. At least I’m consistent. This summer, I finally executed on an idea that was sparked multiple years ago by a friend who commissioned me to paint scenes on a pair of corn hole boards (or bean bag toss … Read More
I have to remind myself that one of the great benefits of not creating artwork for a living but rather as a hobby is that I don’t have to be creating new stuff all the time. I have the freedom not to. It’s easy to feel guilty when I haven’t painted or drawn in a long time, but that’s not … Read More
There’s something that happens on Instagram every October. It’s called “Inktober.” It was started by someone named Jake Parker who simply wanted to unite people in drawing every day in the month of October. Each year, he publishes a list of single-word prompts, one for each day. Then people create drawings inspired by the prompts and post them. You can … Read More