Humming Bird Illustration

(update! I finished this image this morning)

This morning I was up early. Well early for me, I woke up at 5 and could not go back to sleep. So with all that extra time I illustrated a humming bird. I actually was inspired by this really cool picture which I can no longer find of a high rise building but instead of apartments there were bird houses. So then I began to look at sparrows and I was just not inspired. So I went with a humming bird. I tried to capture the excitement of the movement with the brush and the splatter of the paint. I hope you enjoy!


Star Wars Zip over face hoodie

I am really digging these new star wars hoodies by mark ecko! I am not one that can rock such cool gear but I do really think they are so original and cool! Let me know what one is your favorite! I am thinking the clone trooper is mine.


Colors for Fall 2009

Now that Cari and I own a store in Shepherdstown WV called Plum I have been watching color trends closely because we have to be fully aware of what people are looking for. With that said I also have been trying to incorporate hot colors into my art as well. Today I posted what I see as the colors of Fall 2009.

Color by COLOURlovers

I am also aware that Russian folklore art is really in as well. It has been in for a while but it is coming on strong. This always makes me look back at one of the best russian folklore artist Wassily Kandinsky who was around from 1866 - 1944. He was an amazing artist and a master of color.

As you can see he was on the mark!


Featured Artist: Alyssa Monks

In my quest lately on trying to find some inspiration on creating a new series of paintings I have come upon an artist that not only can create photo realism but it goes so far to even format them as if they are snapshots. Alyssa Monks work is amazing how she captures emotion and realism with her brush. I love how she is able to create steam and skin tones way beyond what most artists dream of. She actually is teaching a class in New York Academy of Art on painting skin which sounds great!

Take the time to check out Alyssa Monks work at I am sure it will blow your mind!