Wednesday, July 22, 2009

mik and stevie

from "gold dust woman"

"did she make you cry,
make you break down,
shatter your illusions of love?

is it over now,
do you know how,
to pick up the pieces and go home?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

slip sliding away

that's the title of this painting, based on the song by paul simon.

the detail shots help to see that the painting is very hazy and atmospheric, and yes that is intentional.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

paris hilton

paris is not my favorite celebrity and i do not want to be her b.f.f.

i just wanted to paint her shoes, which led to painting the rest of her.

watercolor, graphite and shimmery ink on paper (her lips and ring have a little sparkle to them if you zoom in)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

for Deana and her awesome blog "Dooder City"

Today is Courtney Love's Birthday.
This is a sumi ink and gesso painting I did of her holding Frances Bean when she was a baby.

This is from her song "Plump"

"Shakes his damn rattle,
spittle on his bib
and I don't do the dishes,
I throw them in the crib.

I'm eating you,
I'm overfed.
Your milk's in my mouth,
it makes me sick"

Lay your head upon my pillow

Claudia Schiffer painting with sumi ink

"Lay your head,
Upon my pillow
Hold your warm and tender body
Close to mine
Hear the whisper of the raindrops
Blowing soft, against the window
And make believe you love me,
One more time,
For the good times"

from the song "For the Good Times", Ray Price's version

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


drawing of m.k. olsen from Star magazine (July, 2008 issue).

click on the picture and you can  see the details.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

an old drawing

this is an old drawing from when I was in grad school 

(MFA, 2003- The University of Memphis: Painting Department). 

it is charcoal and gouache on paper and is big (it is as tall as me). the title is “my very worst behavior”

i am not sure why the text in this post is underlined