Friday, November 8, 2013

some casein paintings 5x7

Casein on masonite panels.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Halloween 9x12

A Halloween painting. acrylic on panel.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Emerson and Layton 6x8

A science teacher and a social science teacher. both acrylic on panel.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

more paint lids

Casein on paint lids...

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

casein paint lid portraits

I have been experimenting with casein lately. Some of these characters are made up, some are inspired by mugshots found on the world wide web.

Well intentioned people are always giving me old house paint thinking I can use it in my classroom. They are mostly wrong. If it's not white or something close to white that I can use for primer, it is pretty much useless. I can use the lids though. I'm not sure why I started painting on these but I like them.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


One of my students who had perfect attendance this term. This little portrait was her prize.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Invisible Man 6"x8"

Acrylic on masonite.

Mr. Hyde 6"x8"

Mr. Hyde. Acrylic on masonite.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013

The Mummy

Boris Karloff's Mummy 6x8' acrylic on masonite.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Creature from the Black Lagoon

1954's Creature from the Black Lagoon. 6x8, acrylic on masonite.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Classroom demo of Bela Lugosi's Dracula. 6x8, Cheap school acrylic on house paint primed masonite.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Classroom demo of Lon Cheney's wolfman. 6x8, Cheap school acrylic on house paint primed masonite.

Monday, March 4, 2013


Classroom demo of Lon Cheney's phantom of the opera. 6x8, Cheap school acrylic on house paint primed masonite.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Frankenstein's Monster

Classroom demo of Boris Karloff's monster. 6x8, Cheap school acrylic on house paint primed masonite. I am thinking about doing a few classic movie monsters.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

riot cops #6 26.5x21.5

This is the biggest one so far. I ran out of actual black and white acrylic paint in my classroom so this is done partially with latex house paint.

Creepy Pan's Labyrinth character

A student of mine asked me to do a painting demo of this guy. Pan's Labyrinth has some really great creature design. 8x10 oil on linen.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Riot Cops #5 24x16.5

I am keeping these as simple as I can. Painting in gray scale with a splash of bright color. They are all based on photographs but I am editing them heavily. I am really trying to focus in on the action and cut out distracting details. My students are in love with details. I am trying to show them another way.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

riot cops #1 15x13

I'm going to do a whole series of painting based on images from the Greek financial riots. I did this one as a painting demo in my classroom and it was very popular with the kids!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013