Friday, June 17, 2011

Trippy art

Hey guys,

I'm back home after three months away on my trip, and the plunge to do all these shows and take the time and money to be there seems to have been a success, I sold half the Nucleus pieces, about 3/4 of the Anima pieces, and the Spoke Art show sold out completely!

I'm excited to be making art again and also happy to be here with you guys again in the blogosphere posting art from my trip.

 I also had a lot of fun times in SF and LA, meeting a lot of inspiring artists many of whom I was familiar with, being an old regular at Concept since around 2003.

I stayed in SF for about a month, and stayed in several different places the whole time, and as a result I had a lot of art I needed to send people as gifts! I'm still working my way through it all, but here are some:

Random pages

I also made it up North of SF to do some sketching and Landscape painting with the awesome artist Sergio Lopez!

He made a blog post about it too so go check it out, has some studies of other places we went to and the blog is worth a look regardless.

Top two photos by Sergio

Landscape galactic super action paint fun time!

I had a few troubles....wind being my enemy this day,  all part of the experience!

I also did some sketching at the Safehouse Atelier run by Carl Dobsky, go check them out as they are brilliant, brilliant I say!!!!!

A portrait sketch from one night session:

Here is a painting by Jeremy Mann of my mug, I sat for one of the portrait sessions at the atelier while they played Australian folk music about tying a Kangaroo down and R Kelly, hahaha!

I also did some model drawing in SF in the Spoke Art gallery (previous post). Using the study I made in the life session, I finished a couple more drawings. I might do a few more if I get the time.
Thanks again to Magdaleen Veen for modelling that day.
Click this one for a better, larger version.

As part of the video that Shaun Roberts is making, we went up to Golden Gate Park to get some shots during the late afternoon. He did a fantastic job of capturing the beautiful light that streamed in through the trees. I'm really excited to see how the video of our collaboration comes out, there are other finished ones on his website under 'studio visits'.

Here's the sketch I made:

Sorry to dump so many images on you all! 



  1. you're one busy dude!
    and its all beautiful.
    (love the composition/lighting in the shots Shaun took)
    good to hear everything was a success!

  2. Beautiful !!!
    you blow my mind with all the things!
    Cheers buddy

  3. welcome back to blogland
    new sketches are great- next time you'll have to hit the east coast and hang a bit : )

  4. Thoroughly amazing post rod. Love the painting of the creek especially!

  5. Hey man,

    I'm digging the new sketches. I like where the one with the masks and the hands is going. Would look sweet as a painting. I like how the tree from Monterey looks; I don't think I saw that one before. I was actually thinking of doing a painting from that second picture from Sugarloaf! Haha, damn, I didn't realize the wind knocked your easel over that badly! What a mess! I can see why you quit that day. The painting that Jeremy Mann did of you is so awesome! Really fucking cool. Your studies of trees are really nice, def. one of your strong suits. Shaun did a good job with the photography. Really cool post, was fun to revisit some of the memories!

  6. It's always interesting to hear about others experiences. The pages are great. Congratulations on the work being sold! Just waiting to see what comes next!

  7. WonderfulWork

  8. I love your art. It's very ethereal and magical. I love how loose and airy it is. Beautiful and breathtaking work.

  9. Anonymous9:54 AM

    Great to meet you and exprenice your art in person , it's just freaking fabulous to look and admire !!!