Every Day Painting

Over the past few years, my biggest growth as an artist has come from the understanding that not every painting needs to be my best work of art. Not every sketch needs to have a deeper meaning. Sometimes a painting is just a painting. This understanding has helped me paint every day, even when not inspired. Through painting every day I have found beauty in the mundane. I have artistic confidence in every corner.

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Fall in Philly

This is my third painting of Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia. The first was painted in spring, the second in summer.

Boundaries. Watercolor and ink on cotton paper. 6″ x 5.5″ (15.2cm x 14cm).

Unframed: $225.00

The Heart of New York

Union Square stole my heart. Something about this corner of New York is different. The materialism fades, the cliques meld, and eye contact with strangers is made. If I lived near NYC I would paint this park all the time. This was painted on site, looking down Broadway from the steps of Union Square.

When Honest. Watercolor and ink on cotton paper. 6″ x 5.5″ (15.2cm x 14cm).

Unframed: $225.00

The heart of New York is obvious. It’s the people. During my visit I drew residents and tourists alike. Even as an outsider, it was easy to make out who was who. I drew them in parks, in museums, at protests, and on trains. It was my goal to draw fast enough to not get caught. Here are a couple pages of my discreet sketches.

Always Sunny

When I’m in the suburbs, I paint tall buildings. When I’m in the city, I paint park scenes. I don’t get it either.

Below is another painting of Rittenhouse Square. Philadelphia in late summer makes me smile.

Eye Contact. Watercolor paint and ink on paper. 4.5″ x 6″ (11.4 cm x 15.2 cm).

Unframed: $215.00

The Clayton House

Last night, I attended my last college party ever. One of my closest friends just graduated. This marks the end of an era. To commemorate the occasion, I painted a picture of the table on which I’ve played countless games of Kings, War, Bull, Clever Endeavor, the Drawing Game, and other drinking favorites.

It was a fun time, but, you know what? I’m happy to end that chapter of my life. I was never very good at beer pong.

Last College Party. Watercolor and Ink on Paper. 9″ x 12″.

SOLD

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Power the Toaster!

This weekend, Chris Reyes, Tom Enright, Kevin Tracy, John O’Malley, Mike Pepplar, and I made a video game for Game Jam 6. Our time limit was 48 hours. Given the time constraint, I’m very happy with our results. You play as Zap, an electric spark whose sole goal in life is to successfully travel from a power cord to a toaster enabling toast to be created and freed from its toaster prison.

Below are a few of the backgrounds I painted for the game.

Here is a sheet of some of our characters.

Click here for a screenshot.

Entry #3

What was that?

Another abstract painting inspired by the work of MarbleHornets.

Entry 3 1:19. Mixed media on paper. 6″ x 5″

Unframed: $150.00

During Last Night’s Snow Storm

I painted this.  The warmth of the piece is very satisfying.

Violet Night. Watercolor and ink on paper. 8″ x 11.5″

Unframed: $225.00

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Rose Madder Room

Painted this interior with a base of genuine rose madder. The entire room smelled like flowers before the second layer. It was a great experience.

Rose Room. Watercolor and ink on paper. 8.5″ x 5″.

Unframed: $150.00

Portait of James

This is James. James is a very talented photographer friend of mine. He also enjoys bird watching and math.

Portrait of James. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 8.5″.

Unframed: $175.00

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