Friday, December 12, 2014

The Great Gouache Experiment

As mentioned in my previous post, I've been working in gouache quite a bit lately, and so far I've liked the results. For the most part I've just been doing little spots and sketches, but the upcoming Geek the Halls event gave me a good excuse to try doing some slightly larger pieces. Here's some of the stuff I've been working on, and some of the stuff that will be for sale this weekend at the show:

A couple of mythical creatures from Japan. The Kappa on the left is a water monster meant to scare children away from lakes and the Tanuki is basically a symbol of hedonism and good times! 

This was my first "full" painting in gouache. I'm still just playing around at this point, but this was really fun to work on. 

My favorite gouache piece so far, but I'm a sucker for a girl with a ray gun. 

All of these were quick 1-3 day experiments, but I think I'm gonna like this gouache stuff. If you like these, you gotta come to Geek the Halls this weekend!!! I have prints of the larger two, and all four originals will be for sale. See you there!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Geek the Halls!

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram,  you've probably noticed a flurry of small paintings popping up and wondered what the heck I was up to. Well nosy, I've been preparing for Geek the Halls this coming Sunday (12/14) at the Double Tree Hotel near the Convention Center in PDX! Geek the Halls, for those not in the know, is a holiday craft fair/bazaar with a focus on all things geeky, nerdy and SUPER COOL!!! This will be my first time participating in the event, so I'm not sure exactly what to expect, but it should be awesome and a great opportunity to pick up some unique gifts for the geek in your life. For my part, I'll be showcasing a ton of new prints, original gouache and oil paintings, buttons and maybe even a few surprises, depending on how productive I am over the next week. To further entice you, I'll also be selling my prints at special event prices, with most $5 less than anywhere else!

A sampling of what I'll have available.

I'll post some better versions of some of my newest pieces and prints as the week goes on, so check back and hopefully I'll see you Sunday!