Friday, July 28, 2006

Inside the Christmas Tree

You can purchase this painting HERE


You can find other products (such as Christmas Cards) featuring this image in my GIFT SHOP.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Paintings Under $500

I've added a new page to my website that combines all of my paintings that are under $500 and you can view this page HERE. All of my drawings are already under $500, so this new category only exists under the "paintings" link. Several people have asked me how I price my paintings. I keep a log of how many hours I spend on every work of art that I make. I spend thirty hours a week actually creating art and at least 10 hours a week working on my website, photographing my art, or promoting myself in various ways. Since I'm only actually getting paid for 30 hours of work per week, I have to charge $20 an hour to make some sort of living. If someone commissions me for a painting, I charge $500 per square foot. This usually equals right about $20/hour because I spend a lot more time on commissions to make sure everything is exactly how the client wants it. Lately, I've tried to develop a faster painting style without losing any quality. I am beginning a new series of acrylic flowers, so check back later to see those. I have finished three new paintings and two new drawings, but I haven't been able to photograph them yet. I am waiting until this weekend when I will be able to solicit Jeff's help during the hours of the day when the light is best so check back on Monday for new work!... I might try to put up a picture of a painting in progress on Thursday.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Sunday Morning (oil painting)

You can purchase this painting from my website!

You can also view this image on different items in my gift shop!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006


Most of you that know me know that I have hyperhidrosis. For those of you that didn't know this, hyperhidrosis is a condition where different parts of your body can sweat (profusely) at any given time. I happen to sweat on my hands, feet and armpits the worst, but in the past couple of years, I've developed compensatory sweating (trunkal hyperhidrosis). Certain Dry has cleared my armpits of this problem, but I've tried multiple products on my hands and feet to no avail. However, I recently discovered antihydral, a cream I can put on my hands and feet. After a few days of using the product, I've discovered that it works fairly well. Unfortunately, every time my hands get wet (even if it's only a minute) they look like this:

So.... I have one question- If you were interviewing someone for a job, would you rather go through the unpleasantness of shaking a hand that was literally dripping wet or would you rather shake a rough, wrinkly hand resembling that of the crypt keeper?

For more information on antihydral, CLICK HERE.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Frog on a Wall

I have been inspired to work with colored pencil a little. I enjoy painting with oils, but colored pencil can be a more affordable route for someone looking for an original work of art that doesn't cost a whole lot of money. You can purchase this drawing here.

Or you can view this image on a variety of items in my gift shop by clicking here.

Sunday, July 16, 2006


I tried something a little different on this one, and I think I'll do a few more like it eventually. I worked up most of the painting fairly realistically, but chose a few things to draw in a more childlike manner to see how they might exist in a more realistic world. You can purchase this painting HERE!

To view this painting on different items in my gift shop, click here.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Dietes Iridioides (oil painting)

Another new painting - To purchase, click here!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Sunday Morning (Shaded Drawing)


Here's a new drawing that I finished recently. You can purchase it from my website here.

Monday, July 10, 2006

More Shameless Advertising

I've updated my gift shop! I have several new images by request...

The pen and ink drawing of the girl on a fire escape requested by Hillary

The oil painting of a plant in the parking lot of the movie theater requested by Dody

and of course let's not forget a drawing of a jar of mosquitoes- Just for you, Glen

And I've also added these two:

And I spent some time working on a logo that might look nice, but also serve as more advertisement- you'd be surprised at how well this looks on some of the t-shirts... you should check it out.

However, I thought the guys might need something a little less feminine, so I came up with this as well:

Click here to visit my gift shop to view these new items!

Sunday, July 09, 2006


Dad, Jeff and I had a good ole time playing golf on the 4th of July. Too bad I'm not involved in a profession that includes networking on the golf course...

...Check out my make-shift golf gloves!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

My Gift Shop

No one can ever have too many magnets.... and here is a place for you to buy more, as well as other artistic accessories. Several people have mentioned that they would like to own one of my original paintings, but they would need to save their pennies for a little while before that can become a possibility. Now, my artwork is available on a variety of affordable items such as T-Shirts, magnets, postcards, posters, journals and more! There is a link to my online gift shop on my website or you can click here to view these fabulous items!

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Painting in Progress

Here is a painting that I am currently working on... trying something a little different. I'll put up another picture when it's finished.
Click here to see more of my art