About a Cupcake

There isn’t that much to tell, really. I just saw this cupcake in the bakery, took it home, and then took it on a journey through various mediums. First I sketched it: Then I created a linocut. Sidenote: this is my first linocut since I took printmaking in college so long ago. For anyone who doesn’t know, linocut is a printmaking technique related to woodcuts. … Continue reading About a Cupcake

Princess with Shells

I have a growing obsession with princesses and I am not alone in this. The affect of the Disney princess phenomenon so disturbs author Peggy Orenstein that she wrote a book called Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches From the Frontlines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture. Orenstein believes that the princesses essentially form a marketing scheme that ensnares young girls into a lifetime struggle with poor … Continue reading Princess with Shells

Waiting for a gift

Here are two more pieces for my new series. It takes time to complete these, but they seem to go very fast compared to my oil paintings, which an acquaintance recently described as “meticulous.” Maybe a little too meticulous. I’ve recently thought about loosening up a bit more, though my painting isn’t nearly as tight as that of a bona fide photorealist. One thing that … Continue reading Waiting for a gift