Friday, December 26, 2008

What I got for Christmas!

My wife made me this stuffed Red Ninja! That's why I love her.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Winking Faun

This is my latest attempt at Photoshop. It took SO long to finish! There's got to be an easier technique using that program. I could have done it in just a few hours using my traditional watercolor methods. I use this image on Myspace to promote my work.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

It sold!

The Red Ninja now has a new home! The painting sold before I got to the opening, and I got to meet the buyer. It's a good show with lots of variety, and the best part is that every piece is only $99.99! I think it will be up for the next month, so if you're in the L.A. area, check it out ( I was about to buy the painting done by my former college professor (the pink one to the left of mine), but I got carried away with catching up with all my artist friends.

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Mighty Red Ninja

I have just finished a painting titled, "The Red Ninja Casually Meditates". It measures about 10" square (with frame), and it will be on display and for sale at the Concrete Walls Gallery "Way Too Overhung Show" on Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles.
Do you notice that the Red Ninja is sporting an eye patch? Don't ask me how he got it, probably fighting or something. Hey, maybe that's why he's meditating- to overcome the pain of partial vision loss!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

OH, the sheer HORROR!!!

So, I walked into my studio today, and you know what I found? A sleeping white ninja! I thought about telling him that he shouldn't be so relaxed outside of Nowhereland because his camouflage doesn't work so well here...but he looked so peaceful, I decided to let him sleep.

I left him there for an hour or so, and when I came back- THIS IS WHAT I FOUND!!! (see below). I feel so horrible for letting this happen! I could have saved that ninja! I should have just followed my gut feeling and told the ninja to return to Nowhereland to get some camoflauged sleep. But NO! I had to be an IDIOT and just let him DIE! Now I've got a guilty conscience, and some dangerous ninja killer lurking in the apartment!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Attack of the Giant Jellyfish!!!

This one is titled "Jellyfish Swarm." It measures about 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" (with frame). As you can see with the detail, one ninja got himself caught in the poisonous tentacles. Watercolor and cut paper.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Return of the Mandalas

I was looking at the original version of this painting the other day and thought it was missing something. So I added three new mandalas. In Nowhereland, the mandalas are the by-product of a hollow face, a floating "deity". These mandalas are beautiful and lure their victims close. If the victim comes in contact with one, they get sucked in and become converted into a hollow face.
Mixed media on cut paper, 10" x 10" (including frame), 2008 (sold)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Ninjas aren't always mean

This is a birthday greeting I made for my Myspace friends. You can see that the ninja here is happy to wish someone a happy birthday. But I guess one could argue that the ninja is happy because he just stabbed something with his sai (in this case it's birthday cake, but it could have just as easily been a head.)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Arrival of the White Ninjas

Here is my latest. These ninjas have figured it out. Unfortunately, their perfect camouflage has given them a safety complex. They tend to be more lazy and arrogant than their dark-clad counterparts. 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" (including frame).

Saturday, August 23, 2008

The Latest

This is my latest work. It measures about 8 1/2" square. Right now the title is "Intense Competition". What do you think it's about?

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Spicy Mozza Burger

This was one of the best sandwiches I've ever eaten.  As you can see, I paired it with some salt and pepper chips and a frosty bottle of Cooper's Australian Dark Ale.  I think I made it with mozzarella, jalapenos, a boca burger, wheat bun, honey mustard, mayo, lettuce, and a dash of Tapatio.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

This just in!!!

This is absolutely shocking!  A guest at my wedding just made me aware of this photo, taken during my wedding ceremony.  You can clearly see two Nowhereland ninjas standing among the crowd.  The nerve those ninjas have!  We didn't invite them!!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

They have ESCAPED!

I was recently informed that a Nowhereland ninja has been sighted in the waters off Waikiki Beach in Oahu.  There have been no confirmed injuries or severed limbs.  I will offer a reward for whoever can capture this ninja and return it to me.   

Ninjas for Hire

These are some examples of the latest ninjas on my etsy site. They were originally intended to be used as danglers for rear view mirrors, but I've heard that a lot of people like to wear them as necklaces. They're on sale for $6 or $7. Check them out. Go here:

Monday, July 28, 2008

Gifts to my groomsmen

Okay, I'm back from my honeymoon.  Here's what I gave to each of my seven groomsmen and photographer.  They were inspired by my elementary school days of creating dioramas for book reports:

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Work in progress

Oh man, I've been painting my butt off the past few weeks. Unfortunately, I can't post my work yet because the eight projects I'm working on will be given as gifts at my wedding and I don't want to ruin the surprise for the recipients (it's not like they're reading this anyway, but I want to play it safe). I will have the photos up soon...

Monday, June 16, 2008

What I did the weekend before last

I spent a mere 17 hours hiking up Mt. Whitney, leaving her in a quivering pile of majestic rocks and altitude.  Why did I do it?  Because I'm a beast of a man- the kind who makes the Eiffel Tower out of steel and braun.  That's the kind of man I am.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Some other recent work

This one is called, "Attack of the Caitlin". Watercolor and colored pencil on paper, 18" x 24"

This is called "Ninja Thoughts" and pretty much shows how ninjas can compartmentalize their daydreaming process. Watercolor and colored pencil on paper, 12" x 9".
This is a new style I've been experimenting with that involves 3-D placement of elements in a frame. This one shows a faun gazing at some mandala floaters. Watercolor and gouache on cut out paper, 10" x 10".

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

My latest work

These are some of my latest paintings.  I have recently introduced wizards into the land.  My inspiration is not the wizards in Harry Potter; I was actually inspired by the mystical wizard culture of the 70s, with the crystal and lead statuettes that currently collect dust on shelves.