Monday, June 18, 2007


Here's the mural. It's actually not a "mural", maybe to the chagrin of Emmalee. It's more of a montage of Book of Mormon stories I'm doin for a friend of mine. Supposedly it'll end up being an advent calender reading chart thingamugigger. It was fun to do. I even whipped out the colored pencils for this one. I'm somewhat pleased with it. I enjoyed posing, as demonstrated before.
Yes. That IS reformed egyptian superimposed into the border...heeheheh. I pulled out all the stops.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Repent, Repent!

I had to pose for a Book of Mormon mural I'm doing. I think the last time I dressed up as a Book of Mormon character I was at Lee's house. I was Ammon, he was Nephi... wait, I think I was Nephi. Well, in any case, afterwards I felt pretty weird. And our friends weren't very amused. We had fun. I think I make a pretty good Samuel the Lamanite.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Summer Fun

Hey y'all out there. Things are going good. I thought I'd just leave a little note and say ciao to anyone who bothers to find themself surfing the blog world. Summer is going good and I have to say I enjoy getting paid to illustrate. I'm doing some freelance stuff, and also correcting 8th grade italian oral examinations. Kind of strange, yes. But what can you do? I like illustration and italian.

I'm playing a lot of golf.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


FINITO!!! My undergraduate life is coming to a close. Kind of crazy to think I have to be a real person and get a real job and actually start providing for myself and a future family. It's been a long haul but I've loved it, and I've been blessed with innumerable experiences and friends. I guess it's not really over... I mean... I've only got years of grad school to look forward to. :( Maybe by that time I'll be able to just live off my IRA. Or I could just find a way to market Rebecca's soapcarvings and make millions. Or possibly do a "The Brethren's Impersonated Voices" comedy tour.
Nah.. I'll just keep on painting and getting paid, and lookin for Mrs. Right. And of course teaching la lingua piu' bella che ci sia. Congrats to all those in '07! We made it! Now we get to "go forth to serve."
... and who'd of thought one of my illustrations would be a foreshadowing of next week. I never really thought about it. I just thought I made a good model. :)

Friday, March 30, 2007

Conference Weekend

When I was younger, Conference Weekend was like a holiday, where you basically did everything you'd do on any other day while the grown-ups watched a bunch of old men speak about stuff that didn't make any sense. For some reason I remember a lot of conferences spent at my grandma's house. But I don't remember the talks or anything, mostly just making forts out of blankets and chairs in the basement. But now I look forward to Conference like I used to look forward to Christmas. It's such a special time.
I was walking to the library today and saw one of my professors. He said, "So, how's it going?" I said, "Pretty good." Then he continued,"It is friday." And then I said, "Yah, and it's Conference Weekend!" Then he said to my chagrin, "Yah. It poses problems. I've got so much to do. It's one of those times where I'm like, do I watch Saturday's Sessions or not?

I left that conversation with a bit of bad taste in my mouth. I mean, I guess he could be joking, but from the tone it didn't sound like it. I don't know. He's definitely much busier than I am.. but who doesn't wait eagerly to hear the living mouthpiece of God. I mean, who's like, "aaaah. I'll do it tomorrow.... I think I got a sock drawer to organize...." Shouldn't listening to the living mouthpiece of God be on your definite "to do" list?

I guess I just like the simple things. Well. I guess not so simple. I'll probably end up making a fort anyway...

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Penso di giocare a golf...

Hey y'all. I'm gonna do my BFA show with the rest of the fellas, so if you wanna drop in a take a look-seee, feel free. It's somewhat pathetic. I only have 4 done of the 6, and only 3 framed, but I guess I have to show so I can graduate. I do have to admit, it's nice seeing em framed, I just wish I were done and able to do my own show like the rest of yas. Maybe one of these days I'll do a one man show at Thanksgiving Pt. Until then, drop down to the HFAC if you have a chance and sign my book. OH... Studenti miei, se venite alla mostra, vi do un credito per un evento culturale. Che ne pensate! Dovete pero' scrivere un riassunto come sempre!

Happy Golfing

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Wooly Bully

Wooly Mammoths are all sorts of fun. Unfortunately I couldn't show blood- ridden beasts after the kill, much too graphic for the children. So I went with a super docile painting where Bill and Ted are sitting there saying, "Dude. Like, check out those huge hairy elephants...... Awwwsome."
Both paintings for Katy have been slightly altered, I decided to go over a bit with some prismacolor to add some final touches. I think it helped. But for the viewing public you get to see the raw original acrylics. Alright. I'm going to bed. Until next time.

Geico gathering

So, I don't think you'll save on your car insurance with this painting, but it was fun to do. It's always great to use yourself as a model, though I didn't need to grow a beard.

Hope Katy and the Core crew enjoy it. It was so easy, even a caveman could have done it.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


Framing costs a lot. I think Sharae has found a lucrative business. I was thinking about it, for how much it cost me to get frames, they probably don't need to spend a lot on the frame itself. Labor is probably the issue. Although I could be wrong.
Well. Just a trite entry, I'll put more on in the future. In the meantime, happy reading.

Monday, March 19, 2007

I'm just trying to figure out how the heck to do this whole blogger mumbo jumbo. I figured I'd spice it up with one of my favorite illustrations by Rick Farrell. For those of you who have graced Richard Solomon's "signature style" workshop, you may recognize the painting. It's hanging up on the wall.
Alright. I'm sorry for the long delay, but I think I finally figured out how this stuff works. I think....