Kurt Vonnegut

Listen. My recent painting of Vonnegut has been getting a lot of attention.

vonnegut

 

Prints available here.

Assassin’s Creed

For the first time in a long time I was able to participate in the Etsy Gamer’s Game of the Month competition. May 2013’s game was Assassin’s Creed. My watercolor Ezio:

assasin

 

Prints available here.

Gifts for Gamers

I started creating video game art on a whim. I felt that I had been taking my subject matter too seriously. By painting something I considered fun, and something that had already been pre designed, I could just let myself play. It’s been almost three years since my first geek culture inspired piece. Now, prints of these watercolors are my best selling creations. If you’re interested in picking up a few prints of your own, visit my Etsy shop. I’m offering free shipping until Decmeber 17th, 2012. Just use coupon code FREESHIP at check out.

Here are a few of my most recent nerd excursions. The Cammy piece won the Etsy Gamers Game of the Month Challenge for November 2012.

cammiprint

zero

I’m including this last photo to illustrate how small these video game inspired works are as originals. The prints are 5″ x 7″.

camhold

Custom Couple Watercolor Painting

This is my second watercolor couples portrait. I really enjoy painting two people that are in love. It is my hope that more of these types of commissions roll in. The first was a wedding present, this will be a Christmas gift. Chemistry between lovers is not easy to capture, but when the paint finally catches it, the whole piece shines.

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Love in Yellow and Blue. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 7″.

SOLD

Here a few process shots. I know some people enjoy seeing the work in progress.

Inking phase:

80ink

 

First color wash:

 

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Establishing mid tones:

80work

 

Finished work again:

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Full of Spirit

The following watercolor piece was commissioned by an old friend. It is of her and her fiance. She is framing the watercolor with their vows and giving it to him their wedding day. I am honored to have been chosen to create such an important painting.

SOLD

A photo of the gorgeous couple.

If you are interested in having a custom watercolor engagement painting, contact me at jashmen@gmail.com or through my Etsy shop. A 5 inch by 7 inch piece, like the one above, is $200.00. A 9 inch by 12 inch piece is $300.00. All I need is three weeks and a photo or two to work with. I do ship internationally.

Here are a couple of in progress shots to give you a glimpse of my process.

Early stages (approximately 3 hours in):

Almost done (approximately 3 hours to go):

Summer in Asbury Park

Went to another Asbury Park session of Dr. Sketchy’s. Their branch is the most active I’ve encountered, averaging two events a month. Being by the Jersey shore on Memorial Day weekend feels good, overall it was an awesome day. Our skilled models were Luna Chase, Sabrina Combs, and Ryan Giampietro. The theme was Frank Frazetta.

As always, click to enlarge the images.

Five minute pose of Luna (this is my favorite of the day):

Ten minute pose of Ryan and Sabrina:

Twenty minute poses of everyone:

Bonus 2 minute pose of Luna:

Live Music

Nothing makes me want to create more than experiencing live music. Performance fills me with inspiration. Below is a drawing of my good friend Sean Breslin. Last Friday, he played at Grooveground. I was there, and so were a lot of my friends and family. It was a wonderful evening. Music brings people together in a way I’m not sure visual art can. If you get a chance, check out Sean’s music. Powerful stuff.

Return to Marble Hornets

After a short break, I’ve continued my slender paintings. Below is entry 6.

Entry 6 0:27. Mixed media on paper. 5″ x 5″.

Unframed: $250.00

A Slender Batch of Trees

Marble Hornets Enrty 5 Abstraction.

Entry 5 2:13. Mixed media on paper. 6″ x 5″.

Unframed: $150.00

After Dark, in the Park

Marble Hornets Entry 4 abstraction.

Some say the figure is The Operator himself. I am not convinced.

Entry 4 0:23. Mixed media on paper. 6″ x 5″.

Unframed: $200.00

 

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