Latest Large Painting

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My friend did a better job of documenting my work than me. This is his picture, I figured I should definitely share it here, finally. It's to be noted that the friend I speak of, is also the other half of BrokeBot, my collaborative project/day-job. I've named this painting "The Extent" and I am so so happy with how it turned out. I think it really is the best painting I have ever painted, to this moment. I hope to top it soon. Or at least paint equally good paintings very soon, and plenty of them. This size is amazing to work on, it's rewarding in a much different way than small pieces are. It's always crazy finishing work.. and then realizing you have to match your own efforts again.


I have finished the painting below. I just need to create a final image of it, so I can show it properly and nicely. Meanwhile though, my efforts have been focused on painting, and I have been painting plenty. Perhaps I can't say it's in an organized fashion, but at least I know its not. Not at the moment.
p.s. Check Instagram to see a glimpse at the finished version.


Instagram of Current Work on the Easel

24 by 30 inch canvas oil painting, stylized portrait of a made-up character
I'm quite happy with the results so far. I really look forward to finishing this painting. She will turn out good. I just know it.


Blue Haired Babe

Tried to go for a looser technique on this painting:) It's not my usual approach, but it was definitely fun to get into. I've already started plotting my next painting. As per usual though, I have a ton more on the back burner. I'll never run out of things to paint!:)

Oil, 16 by 20 inches, Canvas


Check it Out! I was recently interviewed!

It was posted about ten days ago. I was quite satisfied with my answers. It did not take 15 to write, hah, that was my initial goal about it. More like a challenge.


The Muse that Lingers

It is always awesome getting to see artwork that has sold as it hangs in its new home. and it's quite Double awesome when they are newly framed when you see them! "The Muse that Lingers" is shown below, this is a picture I borrowed from Mr Roqué Anderson. He popped her into this great frame he had, and they match so well! It's hard framing paintings, often I just can't afford to do it. So grateful for the support! ♥
The Muse that Lingers as photographed + framed by Roqué Anderson


The Muse that Lingers

I finished this painting a few days ago. And guess what?? She is sold!!! I am soo happy to say this. I really needed it this month. This painting is about the muse. That which drives you and inspires you to create something. About the idea that sometimes inspiration comes when you aren't the most ready for it, and sometimes the inspiration lingers around. Picking at you reminding you that there is something you need to do, Don't wait too long!

18 by 24 inches on hardboard, sold

[difficult time getting the colors to show up nicely, its okay-looking.


Homage to the Bunny

I made this based on a digital painting I made a long time ago, which was based off of the word homage, which was for illustration Friday, a website and community that provided a theme every week for all to interpret and share. It's not listed in my shop yet, but it will soon be varnished and probably displayed at the local art walk, where I have a monthly booth, First Fridays. Do you like this bunny as much as I do? I love him, and I think his magic trick is only fair!
16 by 20 inches on hardboard, oil painting available


I remembered to check out my painting through a mirror, and I think it looks better this way! Haha, ok not truly, but I do like it. I'm just gonna let it dry, I glazed an area, didn't even have to, but other than that and it not being signed yet, it's finished.


Drawing from today. Color; remnants of attempting to paint on copy paper, failed results elsewhere on page. 


BrokeBot Canvas Finished

Finally called this painting finished a couple nights ago. I am satisfied with it, and like it a lot more now than before. It needs only a signature, and a coat of varnish. Then it will be popped into my shop!


Recently Finished Paintings


approx. 4 by 6 inches on wood plaque, oil painting available

approx. 4 by 6 inches on wood plaque, oil painting available

approx. 4 by 6 inches on wood, oil painting available

approx. 4 by 6 inches on wood, oil painting available



right now

Sever Year Absence

Today it's raining in the desert. This is the most water I have ever seen in this place. 

[to read jibber jabber and view 6 second video click on the time-stamp below]


First week of June

This is a painting in progress & currently on the easel. It still needs a bit more work, but I thought I'd share what I'm currently working on. I'll write about it's meaning when it's finished. Oil on 18 x 24 x 1 inch hardboard panel. 


Painting from Life

The month I painted this, I stayed home because I was probably contagious to go paint in public (at the Lost Leaf for Anti-Art School). Wasn't too sick to paint though. So I painted the view of my easel  after I had just painted this doll head, and had other works on the easel too. Was satisfied with my results.



16x20 inches, oil on canvas


This is a painting I started a long time ago. Over 4 years ago probably. I had a lot of trouble with it, I used to just start paintings without planning much. I would sketch it onto the canvas entirely free hand, just from an idea in my head or from a much smaller sketch, that I probably didn't even have nearby. This made for more of a mess that needs saving than a straightforward painting. Nowadays I have a better method with less room for mistakes. But I still end up doing small paintovers every so often. After a while I finally came around and just had to finish it; it doesn't feel good to have pieces in progress for so long. After a lot of alterations, fixes, paintovers, and years, she's finished! Just under a month ago, and I am quite happy with the results.


Untitled Paintings

approx. 4 by 8 inches on wood, oil painting sold

6 by 8 inches wood plaque, oil painting sold
Both of these were painted using only French Ultramarine, Burnt Umber, & Titanium White. One of the images is a scan, and the other is from a photo after the cut. I might update the first image, above, later with one that looks a little smoother. I love both of these girls. I'm glad others out there did too.


Sam of Secret Island

This is Sam. An individual who resides in Secret Island. A place outside of regular society where those who wish to frolic as they please, may do so. Where no one is judged, and no is watching what anyone is doing, where one may seek adventure with fellow humans or to find peace in solitude amongst the green of nature, and of love, life, and of creatures and wanderers. 

6 by 8 inches on wood plaque, sold


Scottsdale Times Newspaper September 2012

Someone saw my two paintings at Method Space art gallery, and they ended up choosing me for their Artist's Spotlight for their September issue of the Scottsdale Times! 
I was interviewed via email. My first time in a newspaper! Check it out!:D


I live to create Art

For the past four months or so.. I feel I've been growing and changing a lot. One aspect of it is, I've been working harder on my work, and also on myself.
I think with all that change going on, it's hard to know which parts of me to share about here.


Honey Bear

digital mixed media collab made under the pseudonym of BrokeBot

Honey Bear, originally named Bear Masked, is about a timid girl who is trying to be fearless. She is encouraged to do so by wearing her favorite head gear. It allows her to feel hidden while at the same time being out there, where she fears to be, but, she decides its worth the risk. 


IF: Duet

I made a quick digital test painting, with the theme "Duet" in mind.
A duet where each is half human & half fish!

weekly art posting 11 | digital paint


April First Friday.

April First Friday.
I've been trying to see my work from an outside perspective recently.. lol, & what I see is a set of really ..kind of intense, sad paintings.. or of sad things. I think its just that those are the types of feelings I need to get out. But this is only a part of me, it isn't alll of me. :)


Adam & School Nurse Laila photo

its pretty weird saying goodbye to paintings.. Being there to set them off to their new home.
these two sold today! to one happy buyer (: I am so thankful!