Friday, April 1, 2016

Messianic Ketubah - Calligraphy

This is the big calligraphy piece I was working on. For those of you who don't know what a "Ketubah" is, it is basically the couples wedding vows and is a big part of a traditional Jewish wedding. Thusly, the text on the left is Hebrew.  The imagery is also comprised of messianic Jewish symbolism.  This was the first time I have ever tried to write Hebrew and I enjoyed learning about the language. However, in the future, I would prefer sticking to alphabets similar to English. :)

Media: ink and gouache with touches of metallic gold paint.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Wedding Calligraphy

This is a small piece (8X10) that I completed for someone I know who is getting married this month. I tried to have fun with it by not keeping the text linear and making the spots of color with metallic pigments.  It's one of a kind, but maybe I will be inspired to do similar things sometime in the future.  I do have another calligraphy piece on my drawing board at the moment which was actually part of the inspiration for this (however it is a completely different animal...more on that later...).

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

2015 Fuller Xmas Card

Some of you have been waiting for this.... well here it is: This year's company Christmas Card.  We had a lot of changes in the past year, including changing the company name this past December.  Thusly, I designed the Christmas card as a way to announce the new name to our clients.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


As a special treat for my coworkers, I designed and painted 16 small pumpkins (one for each person). Each one had a note and was hidden in each co-workers office space.

Hummingbird Oil Painting

About a month ago, one of my coworkers quit to open a frozen yogurt shop.  He had worked next to me for 2 years and I really missed him leaving.  So to send him off on his new adventure properly, I painted this small oil painting for him.  I have had my fill of framing drama so this is also my first wrap around canvas painting...and I must say I love not having to frame.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Figure Drawing now @ Taylor's Mill

Figure drawing has returned at a new venue and I am happy to get back to drawing people from life.  It's both challenging and really relaxing.  I highly recommend it to anyone serious about drawing the human form.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Experimental Oil Painting for Flat Out Under Pressure

These were some small experimental oil on paper that I did while on vacation as a warm up to "Flat out Under Pressure" (Greenville's 24 hr. traditional art making competition).  These were very spontaneous without any prep work.  I began by throwing color on the page and letting the image evolve from there.  You can see what I ended up with for the competition and the rest of the work by clicking HERE.  I really don't know if I will do any more of these in the future or not.