A long time ago in a galaxy far far away...I decided to make a painting for my boy Jonah. It started with a couple of characters and a Death Star but suddenly it turned into an ode to Star Wars. This painting is oil on canvas, 5 x 4 feet and took way too long to finish. Thank you to my wife Andrea for all your support and giving me time to finish this up. Time to hang this on the wall and move on to new works of art. May the force be with you all.
Star Wars painting almost complete. Here’s a sneak peak at Luke Skywalker. The most difficult part of the painting.
Thank you to Gerald Reimer for all his help building this beautiful new easel. It’s made out of cherry wood and treated with some crazy new German wax stuff!!! Gerald did a splendid job on this thing and I can’t thank him enough. Also, a shout out to my good friend Mac’s mom whom I met in the store recently and she visits the website every now and then which I thought was super cool! Cheers!
Almost done the giant 5 foot Star Wars painting. Here’s a sneak peak at just a small part of this thing!
I knew this sketch belonged somewhere but not in my home. It’s going to a new home. Not sure who’s home yet but it will be auctioned off at Cancer Care Manitoba’s annual gold plated event. Here’s hoping it raises some good coin for a good cause.
****update**** I’m happy to announce that the sketch was sold at the Manitoba Cancer Care Gold Plate event for $700.00 !!!! I’m honoured my artwork could raise money for such a great cause.
Ok, so this one was for fun. I love grey paper sketches and the challenge of capturing the likeness of someone. This was a colleague/friend I drew. There is a little part of me that loves and hates how subtle lines/shapes/forms can totally change how the person looks. Main thing is, she liked it. That’s going in the win column.
Thanks to Tim Bogatz for the great conversation today!!!! It’s always great to be able to share my passion of art and teaching with others. Thanks to the The Art of Ed for having me on! Cheers!
So this little painting I cranked out before Christmas as a little honour to my brother in law. Every year we have him down for our “Hipster Christmas” . I try to do something that honours him and his personal journey. This year I decided to paint a tootsie roll. Weird, I know, but back when he was a kid he used to cut them up, repackage them and sell them in his school to make a little extra coin. I’ve always admired his ingenuity and work ethic. I really hope he enjoys this ode to thinking outside the box. Cheers Brendon.
Had the honour of being part of a fantastic podcast, The Art of Ed. Tim Bogatz and I chatted this summer about school culture and how art plays a vital role in it. Check it out here: https://www.theartofed.com/podcasts/art-room-culture-worth-sharing-ep-088/
Thanks again Tim and the Art of Ed team for the chance to chat. Cheers!
Just saw a painting I did a few years back and it was nice to see it again.
Had my buddy Addison over today to teach him the benefits of drawing from life. Today we used his grandpa Murray as the model for our drawing. We sat outside, enjoyed the sunlight and fresh air. Time flew by. Happy to have spent it with such great people.
Just a little portrait capturing one of many art students I teach.
Fun little drawing I did for my bro in law. These are the types of Christmas gifts I really like to give. It was kind of cool making it too.
Just having fun making popular Star Wars characters in watercolour. Nice to play with a different medium sometimes.
Just a quick post on a painting featured in a photo taken by Cadence Hays aka @thewhiitehouse . Thanks for the awesome picture! Love the work that you do!!!
So some paintings I made for a family member have been given new life! @ryanvintage borrowed the paintings and has displayed them beautifully in his custom bar at home. Great to see old works given new life! Cheers Ryan! Check out his post here: https://instagram.com/p/BCnhgdoJ8iCwWjPSncBiCqqK9p85feh7QG8EDg0/
Started creating a painting for my son. Of course I had to go 5 feet wide and 4 feet high for his room. Here's just a little sample of one of the corners of the painting. He said he wanted Yoda in it. It's nice to take a break from the serious stuff and have some fun cranking out the star wars characters. :)
So I finally got to deliver a painting to someone who has played an important part in my life. This painting was meant to be a reminder of his vision of being "merchants of hope." To teach the unteachable, reach the unreachable, and create miracle moments by being merchants of hope for the hopeless. Thank you for believing in me.
I just think it's nice to sometimes make art where I can play and have fun. Here's hoping when the Star Wars themed painting is completed my son will want it in his room!
Hey everyone, welcome to my new website. I will be posting works and updating you on new projects. I can't wait to start getting images up and running!