Monday, May 24, 2010

Florida Street Vixen

Another nice Sunday in SF painting on Florida @ 17th St. I painted this Vixen in between Indie and Toro's pieces.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

BMW restoration smoke paint jobs

Just thought I'd share some pics of recent bikes I have been working on. They are both original factory paint schemes put out by BMW I think in the 70's, but either way are not that easy to pull off. I am hoping to get pics of the bikes put together, these are just a few pieces. The orange smoke bike, has custom saddle bags designed and fabricated by Evan Wilcox, and my job was to color match them to the rest of the bike.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

New face on the Goorin wall

since I started working more consistently at the Goorin office building on Howard St in SF, thought it was time to refresh an old painting that I did three years ago.... same frame, different girl.

Alabama Vixen

this is a new vixen I painted yesterday on Alabama and 22nd in SF, and a Steel piece in progress around the corner...

Friday, May 7, 2010

Wonderland Opening Reception

Last night, May 6th, 2010, Irene Hernandez-Feiks opened her new gallery, Wonderland, located at 2929 24th Street @ Alabama, in San Francisco. It is a great new space and she is displaying some really cool art as well as fashion and jewelry all by local designers and artists. The gallery is open 7 days a week from 11am-7pm, go check it out. My piece, 'Xtina Unveiled' will be hanging there for the next month.

Artists include:

Amanda Lynn
Chor Boogie
Jared trujillo
Jay Howell
Josh Lawyer
Mark Campbell
Mary syring
Robert Garcia
Rueben Rude
Ryan Jones
Xiau-Fong Wee

PBTC/ Mina Dresden silent auciton reception

Last evening, Mina Dresden Gallery hosted the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium's silent auction fundraiser. It was a beautiful event with really quality art work, food, wine, and live music. I donated my Pacha Mama painting and had such a great response to it. The foundation is an incredible group of doctors, patients, and friends all focusing on helping children with brain tumors. It was a very touching evening of speeches and stories, and I am very pleased to have been a part of it. For more info on the foundation please visit their site.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tiger Lily sketches

The newest vixen is in the works. I am using some reference shots of my model, xtina. This piece is going to be called 'Tiger Lily' and is for the Tiger art show that is going to be hosted at Seventh Son Tattoo shop in SF in June. I did the character sketches seperately and then quick photoshop collage. Think I am going to add tiger lily flowers all over the ground.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Amandalynn / Objects of Desire

I was asked to an interview by Ben Allen out of Australia for his art blog ..... check out the article here

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Pacha Mama moves onto Mina Dresden

Pacha Mama, my largest painting to date, is now on display at the Mina Dresden Gallery in SF. This piece has been received well by clients but her size(6.5ft x 9ft)
has prohibited many potential buyers. This is a very special piece to me and I want it to have a really good home. The Mina Dresden gallery is hosting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium Foundation's San Francisco Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction on May 6, 2010. I have donated Pacha Mama and am very pleased to have her hanging in such a beautiful space.

The Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium is a network of nine leading academic medical centers and children’s hospitals, including the University of California-San Francisco, that conducts research on brain tumors in children in the hopes of quickly finding a cure. The goal of the PBTC Foundation is to raise funds to support this critical research for children. Support from the National Cancer Institute only covers basic Consortium operating expenses. There is a tremendous need for funds to research how and whether new treatments are affecting both children’s tumors and their healthy bodies. Funding for the PBTC Foundation comes primarily from individual donations – caring friends and families who understand the drastic impact of this disease.