April 27, 2008

PAINTING:: Scarlett (almost finished)

It isn't done yet, but I got impatient.
I painted this from a photo of Scarlett Johansson on the cover of New York Magazine.

I'm not a superfan, but I think she's pretty.

I picked this photo because she looks like a classic pin-up.
Don't mind the dried spaghetti sauce on the stove.

April 26, 2008


I finally borrowed a scanner, so here's some pin-up girls from my sketchbook.
I did these after I bought
The Great American Pin-Up which is the greatest book ever for anyone interested in the history of pin-up art. It also has tons of huge, full-page color photos of most of the paintings.

I did most of these from looking at paintings in the book:

April 14, 2008

SHOWS: Dorian Grey 2008, Kenosha

April 12, 2008:
Dorian Grey Art Show at the Rhode in Kenosha

Me with a half-finished Scarlett (bottom) and my bald Britney painting.
Free wine. I got a little saucey.

My cousin Kyle and his girlfriend (left) and giants were welcome too!

Talking to Dr. Destruction!

I was pretty saucey by this point so you may see me on his show at some point this month doing a whole lot of giggling.

He asked me to give a word of advice to aspiring painters and radio personalities and I said "Just do it...like Nike....I love you all!"

MURAL:: The Florentine Room -- in Progress

Here's the mural nearly finished:

Me and the Dans painting...

I painted the horses and the scruffy dog.....

Mural:: Congress Plaza, Chicago - Florentine Room

Here are some photos from the day we went to hang the mural.

When we were there, a janitor popped in to tell us that 100 ghosts live in this room.

His explanation was that Al Capone used to live here and that the ghosts are people who he had killed. He said that some of his co-workers won't even step foot in the room.

We are pretty sure that the janitor who told us this was himself a ghost so we didn't know whether to believe him or not...BUT -- I looked it up -- and Al Capone did live here a while.

I took some pictures and got some creepy ghost orbs too:

(I don't know why these pictures are so fuzzy)

April 9, 2008

MURAL:: Florentine Ballroom

February 2008 - Chicago, IL ---> The Congress Plaza Hotel

Its located on Michigan Avenue (right near Grant Park and the Art Institute).

I worked on the Florentine Ballroom mural installation.

Pictures are a-comin.

April 8, 2008


Angelina, Brad Pitt, and Shiloh

This is my first real caricature, I spent a good hour on this one. I figured they'd be easy to start with because they are technically the most attractive people on earth.

Little Jimmy
A close-up of little Jimmy from The
Grand Geneva Resort.

Hannah Montana

I did this one as a sample, to hang up on my display at the Grand Geneva because I figured little girls would love it. BUT they didn't. I'd say a good 7 or 8 girls did this when they walked by on their way to the indoor Waterpark:

Dad: Look at that one Skylar-- it's your favorite, Hannah Montana.

Daughter: Ugh, that doesn't even look like her.

What can I say, 8-year old girls can be mean. I got my retribution though; when their parents weren't looking I gave them the finger and mouthed "You're Fat."

**Note: If you are interested in hiring me for your child's birthday party, please disregard that last sentence. All children are precious.

CARICATURES:: The Grand Geneva Resort

The first week of January 2008.

Caricatures at Grand Geneva's Timber Ridge Lodge in Lake Geneva, WI.