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I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
— Pablo Picasso
 Gray Fall Days

Gray Fall Days

Hello everyone!

Update on My Kickstater: We've Raised $4300, 63% with 14 days left!

First, just a little update on my Kickstarter project that is currently live: 

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR DONATING! This is ABSOLUTELY amazing and is blowing my mind how receptive and awesome everyone can be. In just 3 weeks we've raised $4300 out of the $6800 goal needed to fund this project! ALL THANKS TO YOU GUYS! It's been incredible how helpful and support everyone in my community and abroad have been by sharing this video on twitter, instagram and facebook, and donating even just a little bit. Together we can complete this! With 63% funded and 14 days left I KNOW WE CAN! So lets continue the roll of sharing, liking, helping any little bit you can! This has seriously been a dream of mine for longer than I can remember, and I can't honestly even describe what it means to see it become possible. 

 

 Click the image to link to my Kickstarter Project Page!

Click the image to link to my Kickstarter Project Page!


WE ARE NOT THERE YET THOUGH! We still have to raise $2500! Once the funding is hopefully completed on November 20th, I'll immediately send messages to all the backers with a short form to fill out to figure out what rewards they'd like in their level, and if they donated $50 or more- I'll figure out what portrait or idea you want formed into these paintings. I'll also be getting addresses for shipping the rewards that can be sent now. I'll hit the road the first week of January, finish the series up around the end of February, get the prints done and ship those out March 2016! I'll be posting updates the entire journey, and letting all of you know how it's going and behind the scenes art and time-lapses of the creation of each piece, on location.

I've posted mock-up drawings of the future paintings-to-be-painted. Just some preliminary sketches that give an idea of the style/format/conceptualization I'm going for. All of these will be subject to change though of course, due to the input from the donors. Here they are below...

  Mock-up sketch of the 'New York' painting, all subject to change due to donor's input and contribution. Click the image to link to the Kickstarter Project!

Mock-up sketch of the 'New York' painting, all subject to change due to donor's input and contribution. Click the image to link to the Kickstarter Project!

  Mock-up sketch of the 'Farms in Georgia' painting, all subject to change due to donor's input and contribution. Click the image to link to the Kickstarter Project!

Mock-up sketch of the 'Farms in Georgia' painting, all subject to change due to donor's input and contribution. Click the image to link to the Kickstarter Project!

  Mock-up sketch of the 'Austin, Texas' painting, all subject to change due to donor's input and contribution. Click the image to link to the Kickstarter Project!

Mock-up sketch of the 'Austin, Texas' painting, all subject to change due to donor's input and contribution. Click the image to link to the Kickstarter Project!

  Mock-up sketch of the 'The Grand Canyon' painting, all subject to change due to donor's input and contribution. Click the image to link to the Kickstarter Project!

Mock-up sketch of the 'The Grand Canyon' painting, all subject to change due to donor's input and contribution. Click the image to link to the Kickstarter Project!

  Mock-up sketch of the 'Sequoias & San Fransisco' painting, all subject to change due to donor's input and contribution. Click the image to link to the Kickstarter Project!

Mock-up sketch of the 'Sequoias & San Fransisco' painting, all subject to change due to donor's input and contribution. Click the image to link to the Kickstarter Project!

Finished 3 Commissions Recently

I just finished up a series of 3 commission paintings for a client that used a series of pictures from his Summer that I then took and formed together into 3 individual pieces that can stand on their own and as a coherent unit, simultaneously. They complied memories from musical festivals- including Great North, the Peach Festival, Electric Forest, Harry's Hill and inspired by many other music festivals in the northeast. They are all 20 x 30 inches, an done in acrylic paint. Here are the 3 pieces, completely finished below...

In My Spare Time

I've recently just been sketching some ideas and I also took a more traditional approach, by simply rendering a bottle. Going back to doing still life's, basically just working on my classic foundational skills- ALWAYS good to brush up on. Here are those sketches below...

Just keeping everyone updated on my studio work and day-to-day stuff! I'll be back soon!

^Kickstarter Video to Anyone Interested!^

Just wanted to post it before I left for anyone who can't find a quick link!

Landscape Painting Across the US

 

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.
— Salvador Dali