Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A new home for my art

I am happy to announce that I am now represented by the Corse Gallery in Jacksonville, Florida. http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fymlp.com%2FzuIyq4&h=28409aiaMcyxie9dinRlpK_xfpQ
An opening reception has been scheduled for Sept. 1, 2010 from 6-8pm.

Hope to see you all there!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Catching up

This has been a week of catching up. Both with old friends, new friends, my cartoons, and my artwork. First things first. Last week I got a call from my best friend from college. We hadn't spoken, emailed, or seen each other in 8 years (I know, I suck). Anyway, he was coming back to America (from China) to visit his family in Lakeland for a week, so we drove down to spend the night. It was really great seeing him again. He is a very popular artist in Beijing right now. He's also doing the kind of work that he always dreamed of: very conceptual, very large, and quite interesting. You know you have a good friend when after 8 years you take up the same conversation you were having before, and it's like no time has passed.

Right before we left for Lakeland, I also found out that I had won another Florida Press Award for my editorial cartoons. Our paper did very well this year, pulling in a total of nine awards. Congrats to all!

I haven't had much time to spend on my latest series of paintings, but I hope to get back to that full time over the weekend.

Finally, here's a cartoon that I did at the start of the week, and forgot to post. I'm sure that Tony Hayward was quite thrilled that he didn't have to steer his yacht through oil smeared waters off the coast of England.
Today, it's another cartoon, lunch with my Bro, and some much needed time with my oil paints & canvas. Let me hear from you, and have a great day!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

This week's local toon

Was out of town the last two days - back now, so I should post this. This has been an ongoing problem in Macclenny. More tomorrow. Nighty night.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Moleskine Doggies

One of several Moleskine studies for a new series I'm working on. Hope everyone had as productive a week as I did. I also wanted to take a second to say hello to new followers of the blog. Glad to see that Mongolia is finally representin'.



Today's cartoon

After quite a busy day yesterday, I managed to squeeze in my final syndicate cartoon for the week. This meant missing Dr. Sketchy's last night, but I fully intend to be at the next one. See you then Art Monkeys!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Local cartoons

Here are my (2) local cartoons from this week (forgot to post them earlier - sorry).

I think we might get letters on this first one. Only one County Commissioner is calling them out on this. Unfortunately, because the good 'ol boys rule in St. Johns County, they seem to always determine where the tax dollars go.

This second cartoon was sparked by a really stupid act on the part of two adults in Baker County. The only thing I didn't mention in the cartoon is that they left the kids in the car to run into a bar for a "quick" drink. The boys (both five years old) are fine, but the parents were reported to DCF and now the kids are in the custody of the grandparents. Sadly typical. Enjoy your weekend, and stay out of the heat!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Saturday fun with Dat & Yuki

Other than having one of my cartoons picked up by the Washington Post yesterday, the highlight of my weekend was Dat bringing Yuki over to model for me. I love this dog, and it was lots of fun sketchin' her and talking shop with Dat. I'm steadily building up a body of work. Stay tooned, and let me hear from you!Cheers,

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wednesday night coffee & sketch fix

We sketched at Starbucks last night until 9:00pm, and actually closed the place. Great conversations though with Dat and Henry. This woman was wearing scrubs, so I assume she was a nurse waiting on her shift. She watched the entire movie Miss Congeniality on her laptop, so she didn't move too much. My wife says this drawing looks more deliberate than other recent sketches. Don't know what that means, but I'll take it. Anyway, today it's stretching canvas, more painting, and a late meeting. Stay in touch!


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Monday Night Moleskine

As promised, here are a couple of drawings from last night. Now, a quick trip to the used book store and it's back to painting! Let me hear from you, and thanks for retweeting!



Text-crazed teens invading parks and campgrounds!

I couldn't help myself. I see this now everywhere I go. Parks, ballgames, BBQ's, boating. Everybody is texting 24/7. Come on kids - it's a big world - get out there and play!
Speaking of time away from the computer, we had a great figure drawing session last night at my friend's downtown "art loft." Wonderful model, good pose, and I think I got at least one good drawing out of it. I'll post those results shortly.

Monday, June 7, 2010

First toon of the week

I had a VERY productive weekend painting and drawing, so now I guess it's time to cartoon again. I've been waiting for this idea to materialize in my brain for some time now. Finally, this morning, it did. Enjoy.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Census Dodgers

Baker County's submittal rate for the 2010 Census is around 60%. The national average is 73%.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

An oil soaked Presidency

It's looking more and more like his Presidency will be defined by this event. Now let's see what he can do about it other than playing politics and the blame game.
Cartoons are done for the day. Now it's off to ArtWalk. Hope to see you there!