Category Archives: Watercolor

Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride

Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride

Summary: I recently participated in the California College of the Arts Biennial Illustration Alumni/Faculty Exhibition at the Hubbell Street Gallery on January 16 – February 02, 2018.

Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride

Here’s the write up about the show:

The title of the show is ILLUSTRATING RESISTANCE. In the era of Trump, artists everywhere are responding to the toxic political climate, the rise of hate groups, the dismantling of environmental protections, and the possibility of war. Racism, Misogyny, and Homophobia are being normalized by people in power. Your work might express outrage and defiance, or employ humor. The art might celebrate individuals working to restore social justice, peace, and environmental stewardship. We want to see your take on a subject which moves you.

The written description for my piece is as follows:

Powered by xenophobia, religiosity, and the interests of the 1%, Trump drives the GOP jalopy hard to the right. Swilling black gold, drunk on power, he salaciously leers at Lady Liberty, and she is having none of that! He remains unaware that the sword of Justice is swiftly catching up. #Resist.

And just for funs, here are some close-ups, and a sketch:

It is rare for me to attempt an editorial, or political piece of art. While this was fun to do, it was also a catharsis for all the existential angst that I am experiencing in this current political climate. I hope that you and your loved ones are faring well. 

Thank you for visiting!

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Visiting with Friends

Visiting with Friends

Summary: Nameless Toads Playing Cards, Clandestine Notes, and Surprises! And so it was, that on a bright afternoon friend and fellow Foolscap Press owner Larry VanVelzer stopped by the studio to ask me to create a watercolor as a surprise birthday present for his wife and partner Peggy Gotthold. Without hesitation we set about crafting ourContinue Reading

Ahab & The White Whale

Ahab & The White Whale

Over the last few months I have been listening to the unabridged Blackstone Audio of Moby Dick. Along the way the story has seeped into my thoughts and drawings. I present to you some work that I made along the way. As it turns out, I am a little obsessed with illustrating stories. Hmm, perhaps there aContinue Reading

Sherlock Holmes Character Study and a Video

Sherlock Holmes Character Study and a Video

Summary: I Share a character study and a video of my watercolor painting. Happy New Year! A few of you may have seen via my Instagram or Twitter feed that I was developing a character study for my Sherlock Holmes character. For those who were paying particular attention, you would have noticed that I did it twice! TheContinue Reading

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