Tree of Life

This is a recent digital painting, still a work in progress. My IPad is getting quite a workout doing this one.

Painted Figure

This is just a quick 15 minute digital painting / sketch I did testing out my new $4.95 stylus on my iPad.

Girl in Pink

My latest portrait done in graphite on paper. I am starting to feel my abilities slowly coming back to me. I will never give up my art again.

Clematis Henryi – Watercolor

This is my latest and a first. I created this watercolor and charcoal for my mom on Mother’s Day. I have never used watercolors before, except maybe when I was five. It is definitely not as easy as you might think. There is no do over. You cannot simply paint...

Sketch – Girl with Ponytail

Today’s coffee shop sketch. I am working on hair and odd angles. I always do front portraits but I need to do more figure drawing from all angles. BTW I love this little cafĂ© I found on campus at William and Mary in Virginia.

Juvicsa – Coffee Shop Sketch

A sketch I did sitting at a coffee shop on campus at William and Mary College on May 6, 2014. Pencil on paper.

Te Amo

“Te Amo”, a recent painting I did for my best friend’s birthday. She wanted a sugar skull. I wanted to make it special. The Incan Cross is in honor of her Peruvian home. The rest is just me putting a whole lot of love into a painting for someone dear...

Young captain, this aging ship.

When the mind and the body are in two different worlds, one seeks the other never meeting in between. Young is my heart and playful the mind. Drawn to youth and racing away the same. Foolhardy feelings lend to adventures and unsettling moments. Bold, gentle steps into the open I...

My Song

Younger than my age. Not safe for work. Articulate, sometimes. Liberal, always. I pulled a u-haul behind my jeep and I moved in, with myself. BIG sailboats out of the sight of land. Jeep in a Baja MX desert way out of sight of man. Wreck diving the Philippines. Sleeping...

Young captain, this aging ship.

When the mind and the body are in two different worlds, one seeks the other never meeting in between. Young is my heart and playful the mind. Drawn to youth and racing away the same. Foolhardy feelings lend to adventures and unsettling moments. Bold, gentle steps into the open I...

The Journal

I wrote in my journal today. It was the first time in over a year since I had written anything. Coming out of depression is scary and amazing. Change is scary and amazing. Living is scary and amazing. As I sat outside around the corner from my apartment writing outside...

Flying and Falling

I took to the sky Imaginary wings beating into the void of space Earth rises to meet my gaze Tumbling uncontrolled it vanishes once again Am I falling to my death Am I only floundering every direction up Horizons rolls into view Brightest points of light chipping away blue crescents...

Saying Goodbye to My Home.

With a very heavy heart, I must leave San Francisco. The place I have called home for over 4 years. The tech industry has both powered and ruined this great city. The rent on my apartment will double the day I move out. Some high paid programmer and his girlfriend...

Emptiness

Build my life upon these dreams Comforts and cozies fill my thoughts Returning to a place familiar and warm Memories of achievement and joy Love, yes love felt and expressed The lie roles off my tongue like marbles on hill Expressed yes, but not love Comforts are facades hiding what...

Perception of Time

I looked into the sun and sneezed as my eyes watered and my face felt warm deep into my skull. A 5 year old really does not know any better. Mom held my hand as I cried, blood still fresh on my arm and my clothes. The doctor tried to...

Piss-n-Vinigar

We come into this world full of piss and vinegar ready to take on the world, full of great ideas, able to do anything. Innocence is a beautiful thing still as yet uncorrupted. Then the world sees our zeal for life and pisses on us. Years later we sour, become...

The Well

the well so deep, yesterday not so much today your love your friendship my guide my strength to fill the pit beneath me light is like words encouraging yet thin but your hand it breaks the stone it clears the path these wells that form deep under foot bored out...

Ambient in the Dark

A warm glow fills the room with ambient life. It dances it’s colorful song in abundance just outside my window. I peer into the light. My restless limbs heavy as I turn. My dreams all but faded into the subconscious. The light beckons as it burns. The sound of my...

Most Beautiful Woman

The most beautiful woman in the world is not the one with a sash or crown. She is not the one with a perfect body or the nicest cloths. She is not the most popular or even the most graceful. She is the woman you love and the one who...

No Ice Cream

Alone in a room Sitting Sitting Sitting Slow Down, the melancholy of Radiohead Wholefoods, Mac-n-cheese offending my wallet Joyous, my tongue tastes organic cheeses melted Eyes dead set in a window Rain Falling Falling Falling Cold in a well heated room Bustling city, this inclement day has your attentions Holiday...