Saturday, August 29, 2009

Illustration Friday: "Magnify"

The sounds were magnified in the stillness of the night

Illustration titled "Blues before Sunrise"

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Target Street Chalking

Thought I would show you a pic of another street painting that I did recently. This one was for Target Corporation and was a 10 foot by 10 foot piece that was completed in a little less than 5 hours. Not too bad for the time! Hope you like

click image for a larger size version

Monday, August 24, 2009

Progress on "Reno the Palomino"

Well I am back after not posting for a few days. Things have been pretty crazy around here with projects going on and a short trip back home to North Dakota to help paint my grandparents garage and front porch. It was great time seeing everyone and now am back in the studio working away. With three books being worked on and some chalk events coming up soon, things will surely be hectic. But that is a good thing. So with this short little post, I am going to leave you with a progress shot of an illustration from "Reno the Palomino"

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Street Painting at Burnsville Jazz Festival

Well another great day provided for a fun street painting at the Burnsville Jazz Festival. It was my first time at the festival and really had a wonderful time. Fortunately I was able to get the street painting completed before the rain set in. Unfortunately this piece is already gone. Oh well, that is what makes the whole process so worth while. The entertainment and the excitement of watching peoples reactions to the event and knowing that it is only temporary. The good news is that the festival director loved it and will be sure to return next year! Here are the pictures of the progress of the painting and also the finished piece.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Street Painting this weekend at the Burnsville Jazz Festival

One of the many things I enjoy with art is when I get out of the studio and do some street chalk painting. This weekend will allow for that at the Burnsville Jazz Festival where I will be creating another chalk street painting. If you are in the area, stop by on Saturday from 12-7 and check out the progress of the piece. I will also have some chalk available for the kids to create some street art of their own! The festival details are below and hope to see you there

Burnsville Jazz Festival (Art and All That Jazz Festival)
Saturday August 15
Nicollet Commons Park
12550 Nicollet Ave So
Burnsville, MN 55337

Schedule of performers

12-1:30 The Penguins
2-3:30 Steve Clark and the Working Stiffs
4-5:30 Davina and the Vagabonds
6-7:30 Brian Simpson
8-10 Mindi Abair

Saturday, August 8, 2009


Happy Saturday everyone. Looks like it is going to be a productive one today with all the rain out there. That's good though since there is much to do. One of the things that I am going to be working on today is cleaning up some of the images that I am working on for the book with Hoofbeats and Heartbeats. "Reno the Palomino" has been a great book to work on so far and visiting the horses out at the farm has been wonderful as well. Now to get the images cleaned up enough to start the actual illustrations. To give you a sneak peak at the project, here are a couple of sketches for your viewing. Wishing you all a fun and happy weekend!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Interesting article

As a person who works in an art museum, I found this to be a very interesting article about what we truly are looking at when we visit a museum. "At the Louvre, Many Snap but Few Focus, and Mona LIsa Smiles On" from the New York Times.