End of 2010, Hello 2011 !!

As 2010 comes to a close, 2011 is already knocking on the door yet I have a few projects to finish up by the first week of January. My travels came to an end the beginning of November and I have been settling back at home in Breckenridge…. and the snow is goooood!  2010 has been a fun yet challenging year… and it’s only right to have it end on a busy painting note.  Just recently finished this painting,

“Luna Cocoon” 16″/20″ oil on canvas board

I have great things to look forward to in 2011, I will be making my first trip to Australia for Surf n’ Ink Tattoo convention January  21, 22, 23 and the following weekend the new and exciting Rites of Passage Fest held at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne Australia.  I was asked to show a piece of art work for the 100 Fires Art Exhibition held during the Rites of Passage.  I am super excited about this, check back to see my contribution and further information about the exhibition.

Lastly, I wanted to take a moment and let you all know about the new book “Sharp-Focus Realism in Oil” by Nick Baxter. After a month of waiting patiently I finally received my copy. It is a gorgeous book for sure!  Flipping through the pages and seeing the layout, detail, over flowing of informative knowledge; it’s definitely under priced at just $60.  “Aimed specifically at helping tattoo artists who are seeking to expand their artistic practice into a second medium, this book makes many helpful comparisons between the tattoo and painting mediums; at the same time, it encompasses enough information to be of immense value to all aspiring realist oil painters, from beginner to intermediate level.”

purchase here

Well Here’s to 2010! Have a wonderful holiday season!!  xoxoxoxo