The area code for the entire state of Rhode Island is 401, so naturally it’s a favorite number for many that live in the state.
I was finally able to get out to Texas to visit with my brother Trevor. We hit the road and headed into the desert for a trip to Big Bend, Terlingua, and Marfa. We had been talking about this for years, and although he’s been there more than a few times, this was my first trip. It was the stuff dreams are made of, and from the instant we started out, the ideas and inspiration was overflowing. I kept a small travel sketchbook with me (that was a birthday gift from my boys) and was able to stop and paint many of the wonderful things I saw. Now that I’m back home, I’m continuing to see how this experience has changed my work. The gift that keeps on giving. :)
Fall is the best time of year, the weather is cooler, the colors are warm and vibrant, and inktober floods social media.
I thought about the kinds of things I wanted to post this year. Most of my work uses a lot of ink, so i was thinking I’d show progress shots of new paintings in the works? Nah, thats already the type of thing I post, and I wanted to do something a bit different than usual. How about something more illustrative? Yea… that’s the ticket. Although I’ve been focusing primarily on painting, I’ve been doing a lot of illustrations for Conjur, and while they’ve been different from my typical style of drawing, they’ve been a ton of fun and have got me wanting to do alot more of it. Anyway… here’s 1/31 :)
Work In progress for a new shirt. I go to an annual camping trip, and often make shirts for the extravaganza. This will be our 18th year. 🍻🏕