Sunday, December 31, 2006

Gary Cooper

I may get to do a series in this style if the studio likes this looser look.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Some Like It Hot

This is the finished version of the repaint.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Run Silent Run Deep DVD

Run Silent Run Deep(1958) stars Burt Lancaster & Clark Gable. I got to do the repaint for this in a looser style.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Vikings DVD Cover

The Vikings (1958) stars Kirk Douglas, Ernest Borgnine, and real-life married couple Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Tuesday, December 19, 2006


Another DVD Cover repaint. I was able to go much looser with this one.

Friday, December 15, 2006

"71 Monte"

Renault Alpine 1600s

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Another Marilyn Cover

Just finished another Marilyn Cover. I'm given a B & W photo to repaint into color. Then the great folks at Menagerie Creative put it back into their design for the studios.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Big Mouth

Austin Healey 100-4. I love the big mouthed grill on these bad boys.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Back to Oils

I will soon be represented by an agent for my oil paintings. I will give you more info in the next few weeks. I have to have 62 oils by February 1st. I painted this one today in order to get back in the swing of things. This won't be one of the paintings since I didn't take this reference photo. Most of the paintings that will be for sale will be ones painted on location.

First Date

Triumph TR3

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Pirate King Is Now Available

Pirate King release just announced. I did the illustrations for the board game earlier this year. Almost 100 paintings in all. It was a fun project.

It is now available at

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Monday, November 20, 2006

Night Watch

Inspired by 1940's & 50's pulp detective stories.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Friday, November 17, 2006

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Homage To 66

In 1966, Mini Coopers took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the famed Monte Carlo Rallye. However the French did not want that to stand and wrongly disqualified the BMC team, putting a Frenchman on the winners stand. Even he refused the prize because of the injustice.

It's not historically accurate, as i do not believe that the cars were this close at any time during the race. It is a homage after all.

Friday, November 10, 2006


Hey all. My print store is now open.

  • Thursday, November 09, 2006

    Tea Time

    Aston Martin DB3 4 Mk III

    Saturday, November 04, 2006

    Boxx Technologies uses "The Great Race"

    Boxx Technologies contacted me to use "The Great Race in their ad campaign.

    Thursday, November 02, 2006

    Inspired By my Son

    When I was painting the GT40 illustration, my son kept asking me questions about it. I told him that it was built to beat the pants off of Ferrari. At six, he thought that expression was funny. He then asked, "how about their underwear"? I told him, sometimes. He's been telling everyone that the GT40 beats the pants off of Ferrari. Well, I did this one for him. i'm not sure i'll finish it - it has some problems. I'm sure he'll like it though.

    Friday, October 27, 2006

    The Ford GT40

    "Crush those I-type, toe-rag, scumbag, pony-assed, heaps of Junk" Henry Ford

    Thursday, October 26, 2006

    Ford GT

    My next subject. The Ford GT40 is probably my most favorite car. The newer GT is just as impressive.

    Thursday, October 19, 2006

    Jaguar D-Type

    One of the prettiest race cars of all time.

    Wednesday, October 11, 2006

    Painter Demo

    Did another process demo in painter.

    First - start with a value study. Block in your shapes, considering your light source and your focal point. It is the apple in this image.

    Next is the intitial color wash in digital watercolor (simple water brush). I like the digital watercolor because it allows me to paint from dark to light - and because it allows me to tint my value study.

    Next,I dry the digital water and then use a custom airbrush to paint opaquely over the image. I push the highlights, color saturation, tints and shades at this stage - trying to keep the most saturated area in the middle values on the light side.

    Adding more detail with the opaque mediums. A cool wash over the entire image in digital watercolor is then applied. This is done to unify the shadow areas. Next is to pull back the warm/light side by using digital watercolor set at white.

    This could still be taken much farther. It's just a matter of detail now.

    Thursday, September 28, 2006

    This weeks demo

    Painted an old monster drawing as a demo on lighting and mood.

    Saturday, September 09, 2006

    Friday, September 08, 2006

    Saturday, August 26, 2006

    Wednesday, August 16, 2006

    My Prize

    My prize arrived today. All the books that Ballistic Publishing has published,

    Tuesday, August 15, 2006

    Restoration Update

    I had a couple of hours today to work on Argyle. Since I last posted, the front end is off and most of the components are out. I pulled the engine and gearbox today. I won't have much time to work on him during the next few weeks.

    Wednesday, August 09, 2006

    Marilyn Final

    This was the final on the Marilyn box cover

    Tuesday, August 08, 2006


    This is the newly released box set cover that I did for Creative Partnership for Fox.

    Monday, August 07, 2006

    Will Rogers

    I was in CostCo this morning - I always check the DVD section for good deals. It was fun to see one of the box sets that I worked on for Menagerie Creative, who's client was Fox.

    Wednesday, August 02, 2006

    Exact Change Only

    This is a BG for an animated short that I'm working on.

    Monday, July 31, 2006

    Restoration Begins

    I had a couple of hours this weeked to myself. Some people take long walks, some smoke, some listen to music; I relax by tinkering.

    My new project - a 1959 Bugeye Sprite. I pulled off the chrome, pulled out the rest of the interior, off with the doors and began on the body. Next - the engine goes.

    Friday, July 28, 2006

    Giant Killers

    In the sixties, mini's were nick-named the Giant Killers because of the types of cars they beat. I thought I would put that nick-name to an illustration.

    Thursday, July 27, 2006


    This was the final image for Pirate King - a Carib

    Thursday, July 20, 2006

    Fox Theatre

    This is an image I recently did for Fox Theatre in Fullerton. It is to be auctioned at a charity fund-raiser. I took a nostalgic slant with the image.

    Tuesday, July 18, 2006

    Pirate King is Done

    I just finished up the art for Temple Games board game Pirate King. It may be out late this year. This was quite a fun project and I would like to work with temple Games again.

    Sunday, July 09, 2006

    5th in the CGTalk Challenge

    I recently received word that my illustration "The Great Race" finished 5th in CGTalk's International WIP Competition. The them was, The Journey Begins.