The Dead Matter. Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You!

What an appropriate time of the year to have something come back to haunt you. Back in October 2006, I was commissioned to do a series of conceptual art for key scenes in a future movie.

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Unexpected Nominations

Ok, so the cool news is that I have been nominated for this year’s (2008) Chesley Award for Best Cover Illustration-Magazine for my cover art for Dungeon, issue #145. Now that is a hoot.

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Mucking About with Winsor Red

Study in working with red paint. Alizarin crimson, Cadmium red light and Winsor Red. Winsor Red is new to my palette. I bought a tube quite a while ago. It looked to be real close to a pure red to me. It worked well, though a bit thin in confirmation for my taste.

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Promise of Pochades Yet to Come

04.02.08 It is finally getting warmer, a bit unseasonably so, but who’s complaining : ), so off we go to the Pawtuxet River to capture some early morning light on water. Well, there was quite a bit fog and it was dispersing.

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Strange Trees & Recuperating Carcasses

Today, the idea seems more about concept. I was casting about the studio looking for ideas when I lighted on the coppery ends of some 20 gauge shotgun shells.

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Oyster Disaster Averted! Read All About It!

Ran across a vendor of farmed oysters out of Matunuck at a local farmers market. He opened a couple for me to try. O ya, they were great! I decided to buy a dozen for reference…….ok, ok, a dozen may be a few more than I actually need : ).

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Down Under and Just Above

02.27.08 Something interesting and fun to see. About a week ago, I recieved a letter. This is the bulk of it.

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Near Revenge of the Gourd

Bit of an interesting thing occurred as I was washing my brushes at my studio sink yesterday.I noticed a dull orangish sphere out of the corner of my eye.

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O Ya, I Know What I Am Doing

Today’s daily turned into a lunatic race. Yesterday, I saw a bottle of tea resting on a windowsill facing west in the late afternoon. Great lighting and a terrific hotspot as the light was refracted through the plastic with the liquid leaving a burnout area. That was going to be my study for the next day.

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