Morels being Morels

Here is my latest time lapse painting.  Unlike others I have posted, I did a voice over to talk about my methods.

Morels being Morels

10 x 10 inches

Part of a private collection

Photography – New Focus

Along with all the other things I do in life, I am currently working on getting my photography skills sharpened.  Don’t get me wrong, I think I do fine behind the camera but I want to get better and maybe do it more professionally along with art and design.  There are a few things I am planning on focusing on as primary:

  • Portraiture/figurative
  • Street photography/urban landscape
  • Food photography
  • Nature/mushroom/foraging

Currently I have a few victims, err client jobs lined up, one is a business head shot and the other is some engagement photos, it is a bit stressful to take on something as important as these kinds of jobs but I think the skills I will learn will be invaluable.

I am also working on a book about mushrooms, it will be mostly be a picture book and probably self-published, need one more spring season to get the shots I want.

I am available to take on some shoots and will be stupid reasonable with rates or will consider to take on some pro bono work for the right job.

So there it is, more projects that I am working on.  Will I succeed or fall on my head, don’t matter it is the doing that matters!

Here are some photos I took in the street last Friday, the super bowl was just getting started so all the interesting people were out walking and this is some of what I got.





Paint with Me – Fly Agaric

Paint with me!  use the reference photo that I took and used in the painting below.

Feel free to use it as drawing or painting reference however the image belongs to me and should not be used for any commercial uses with out my consent.

Tag it #seeitpexa on Instagram or comment here so i can see what you have done!

There will be a time lapse video coming soon.



Here is what I did.


Morel Mushroom Painting

This is a small coaster painting that i did a while back, maybe not the best one i have done but it has a nice charming “hey i am a Morel” feel about it!

What do you think?

Squid – Mr. Squiggles

Another coaster painting, I am not sure if I want to go back into this one but it is signed for now…  Might deepen the blue at the bottom, what do you all think?
The original one
Artists will often let work sit for a while and go back into them to fix things they did not see right away.  I mostly know what I wanted to do and I did go back into this one and darken it up, There are a few minor fixes I did as well.  I will leave the original up for comparison.
Final version
Mr. Squiggles
oil on coaster
3.5 x 3.5 inches (88 x 88 mm)
you can find it on etsy now!
Oh, this painting is based off of a sketch in my sketchbook.
of the deep

Whale Tail in Blue

Apparently nothing is sacred in the world today, I was doing a google search for image references for my coaster painting series and looked up “whale tail”.  To my surprise there came up a lot of girls with their thong panties sticking out of there jeans looking like a whales tail just before it sinks back into the depths of the ocean.  The pictures where almost all candid, which disturbs me but that is a different discussion.

I am a little scared to google “raven’s beak”, all kidding aside here is the painting that came out of that search:

 whale tail in Blue

Whales Tail in Blue

Oil on found coaster

3.5” x 3.5” 88cm x 88cm aprox.

For sale – 50$ usa + shipping now on etsy

Buy this and get a chuckle every time!

Now that I am thinking about it, I think it would be funny to do a diptych of actual whale tail and girl while tail side by side.  Artsy though nothing crude 🙂