Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Peakaboo ties for Goorin

To celebrate our love of vintage ties the art department has been at work creating our version of the classic Peakaboo Tie. These ties first became an icon in American Fashion after World War II with the explosion of the Pinup Girl craze. The traditional construction of this tie matches a vintage fabric with a Pinup Girl sown into the lining of the tie. Goorin superstars Anna and Amanda Lynn teamed up to create a line of these classic Peakaboo Ties with our own Pinup Girls. All of us liked Amanda's paintings for the ties so much that you might find one or two hiding in a matching fedora when this collection launches.

After Dinner Guest sketch

I am starting a new series called the Fabulous 40's, inspired by a really great picture book of woman stars from the 1940's. I am looking forward to this new subject matter. This is my first sketch, titled, 'After Dinner Guest', I am going to paint it on a 40"x60" canvas.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

My Vicious Krystal makes me smile!

I woke up this morning in not the greatest mood, checked my email, and Dylan Maddux had sent me some sneak peaks of our Vixen photoshoot with the lovely Krystal. The shots look awesome, they are both sooo talented and I am sooo lucky! This pic was my favorite though, and think its my new bio shot. Thanks again Dylan and Krystal!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Mary Ester Grazier

The most beautiful and kind woman I have ever known passed away last night, quietly and peacefully, just as she was in life, forever elegant. Her name was Mary Ester Grazier but to me she was Gramma. I aspire nothing more in life but to share some of her character, she loved children so much and made my life magical, she taught me the beauty of nature and the simplicity of a smile. I feel her all around me whenever I need help and feel alone, and I am so happy to have been blessed with the love of her. Rest peacefully Gramma, you will forever be a piece of me.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Newest Vixen Photoshoot w/ Krystal

I had the best night last night in a beautiful loft with a beautiful model and amazing photographer. Dylan Maddux shot the second set of our combined Vixen series. The new and exquisite vicious vixen model is Krstal Gervacio, she was such a pleasure to work with and I am really excited to start a whole new series of paintings inspired by her!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Freelance work...

I got a pretty cool freelance job custom painting a filing cabinet. Here is the beginning of it, the theme is Day of the Dead skulls with cool insects. The base is painted in purple metallic and kandy auto paint, then I'm painting the images and adding gold leaf before I clear coat and finish like a custom automotive paint job....

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tiger Lily showing at 7th Son in SF

This is my newest finished vixen, 'Tiger Lily', she's 3ft x 4ft, acrylic on canvas with gold leaf accents. I'm showing her this Friday night, June 11th for the Seventh Son's 'Year of the Tiger' art show.

Seventh Son Tattoo
1017 Howard St @ 6th St.
SF, Ca 94103

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Tiger Lily color progress

This is the piece I am working on for Seventh Son's Tiger Art show, opening next Friday, June 11th. I am titling the piece 'Tiger Lily' and still have to add the lace, lilies, gold leaf, etc. This is another photo from my Xtina Vixen photoshoot, shot by Dylan Maddux.

Friday, June 4, 2010

my hero

the coolest guy i know, my grandpa, turned 90 this past weekend and i feel very fortunate to have been able to celebrate it with him...happy birthday poppa!