It's a lonely life...that of the necromancer, er freelancer

A blog by a designer and illustrator, for designers and illustrators which may contain musings on art, movies and random weirdness.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

New Sermon Series Art

























My latest painting for Highrock Northshore. It is for a new sermon series on Exodus.
It is a kind of vertical triptych showing bondage, escape and deliverance to the promised land.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Logan Portrait

Here is a 5" x 7" acrylic and gouache painting of the Marvel character Wolverine from the movie "Logan". I painted the image to use on a friend's home-made birthday card. The inside said "Happy Effin Birthday". I don't usually like painting figures from pop culture, but since my friends are huge pop-culture geeks who loved the movie and I have been feeling a bit like "old man" Logan myself lately, it seemed like a good fit.


Thursday, February 16, 2017

More Little Paintings

Two more 2.5" x 3.5" acrylic paintings. These were done as a 10th anniversary present for my wife Amy.  It's a portrait of her and a self portrait of myself as the king and queen of some fictional country.







Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Little Paintings

My wife and I visit a chiropractor regularly, but last month we completely missed an appointment. As way of an apology, my wife asked me to do a small painting for our doctor Amy Rosen. I had purchased a pack of tiny 2.5" x 3.5" canvases months ago, and had never figured out what to do with them. This seemed like a great opportunity to use them.  The subject matter of favor was Crane's Beach in Ipswich, MA. These are what I came up with.


















My wife and I ended up choosing the image of the beach path as it was the simplest and seemed to work the best at the small business-card size. I made a little display easel for the painting out of basswood. Our gift was a big hit and our absence was forgiven.