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Venice Canal Painting

September 7th, 2011 | Posted in Blog | 2 Comments

After a long hiatus from painting I’ve final finished a new piece thanks to some friends need for a piece to bring life to a large blank wall. I’ve had several ideas for paintings lingering in the back of my head for quite some time. These ideas are directly inspired from photos I have taken on some of my travels and a way to recreate those images in a different medium. The photo I decided to use for this piece is a shot I took at dusk while walking the canals of Venice, Italy. What drew me to use this shot is the full range of color in the buildings, the introduction of light from peering from the side ally way while reflecting into the water and the presence of the last bit of blue sky splitting through the middle of the canal. Although the painting took a little longer than intended, I’m pleased with the outcome and think it was worth taking a little extra time.

Canal in Venice Italy

Miriams Jewelry Website Redesign

June 17th, 2011 | Posted in Blog | No Comments

It’s official. I’ve completed Miriam’s Jewelry website redesign and it is live. I’m very pleased with the over all aesthetic of the entire site and look forward to adding more to the site. If you are in the market for some great jewelry check it out at Miriams Jewelry.

Block Party

January 12th, 2011 | Posted in Blog | 1 Comment

With the new year comes New Year’s resolutions. One of mine is to contribute more to my blog and continually update my website. That in mind, I have a bunch of projects slated to go down in 2011. Hopefully, I can get most of them done. The first completed project is an invite for a block party. Not the crazy, music blaring, beer chugging, rowdy festival we all love and then hate the next morning but a child’s first birthday/block party. I have to credit the parents for coming up with a great concept for the piece. Brayden’s First Block Party is what I had to run with. A play off children’s blocks and the free spirited gathering of everyone in your neighborhood and your closest friends was something that struck a visual cord that could really push in an interesting way. Unfortunately, I had to come back to reality and remember this was going to every family member and professional type they know. I managed to pull together something I was happy with and pleased both parents. I’ll let you be the judge. Numbers have been edited so there aren’t any surprise guests.

Block Party Invite