Air Brush – Acrylic on Brick – 25′ by 20′
Official Old Chicago’s world beer tour mug. Custom painted by yours truly
Here is chalk art sign I’m currently working on in Lower Downtown Denver. Old School black and white style art. 12ft high X 6ft Wide. Coming along nicely!!
This past weekend I was commissioned to do some chalk art for a corporate event in LODO at the Denver Convention Center. I went down late morning so I could get it completed before the event started that evening.
A ‘Live’ Painting I just completed at South Park Summerfest 2012 up in Fairplay Colorado. Its 8′x6′ on panel board that was primed with Gesso. I used acrylic paints and mainly applied with air brush. And I had no idea what I was going to paint until I got there and I just started creating right after I built the frame that held the canvas. Lez Zeppelin put on a great show. Got to hand it to those girls still being able to rock out when your fingers are cold. Its tuff…. I know from experience. Great event, great music and a great weekend!!
A jar label I designed for Big E’s BBQ line of Jams and Jellies.
A few shots of the sports themed wall mural I’m working on at Standley Lake High School in Westminster. Its Big – 40′ X 8′… More pictures coming soon once the project is completed.
A recent commissioned piece I just completed. (3) 18 X 24 Canvas panels.
My interpretation of ‘The Stolen Scream’ from the famous photograph by Noam Galai. Acrylic on Canvas with applied sound texture.
I was approached by a client who going to propose to is future wife in the very near future. He had an idea to make it a surprise and this is how it went:
- We met and discussed details..
- I sketched a black and white portrait of the couple…
- We found a Video-grapher…
- We planned a day for the event to occur in Lodo…
- I set up on the 16th st mall acting like a normal portrait artist/street vendor…
- They walked up randomly on me doing a portrait and she had quite the surprise waiting for her…
- It was a fun and creative project…
Abstract type of interior mural for local Denver facility.
A Butterfly wall mural for child’s room. Came out excellent!!
I got back late last night from Washington D.C. where I was doing a chalk art demonstration, in Union Station, for Diabetes awareness. It was an amazing experience….I’m so sore I can barely move!!! I can’t believe they got the time lapse video done so fast!!! I finished up mid afternoon, flew back to Denver and got home about midnight. When I woke up at about 7am…the video was already on youtube.
The Project: Complete a 20′X20′ Live Chalk art mural in Washington D.C.’s Union Station in about 10 hours. The 3D chalk mural was to depict and promote awareness for the 10 diabetes hot spots around the country and the cost in Billions by year 2025.
I started the basic sketch in the Hotel banquette Room” Georgetown Two” in the Marriott Hotel. This was a little tough as it was over carpet. It was decided that we would do the mural on this great (new to me) Decoral paper product. It is flame retardant and very useful for indoor projects. I thought it held the chalk very well, and with it being black it really added to the look of a real street painting.
A special thanks to Novo Nordisk and BioSector 2 for the opportunity. I also want to thank Richard Harrington, of RHED Pixel, who was part of the time lapse video team and especially for leaving the part out of the video where I stepped in my box of pastels.
The mural depicts the cost of diabetes to 10 “Diabetes Hot Spots” around the United States by 2025 if current trends continue. The map is sponsored by Novo Nordisk, which released the results of a study by the Institute for Alternative Futures that provides a forecast of the project cost of diabetes for each of the 50 states.
Additional links to the project:
An Artist Puts Diabetes On The Map