Monday, June 25, 2012

Works in progress…

This painting of a piggy bank has been going on for a while. I knew I wanted to paint a piggy bank but the setting for it was up in the air, so it's still going. The palette is a bit bland in my opinion so I need to add some zip to it somehow. Stay tuned for some more progress shots.

26 hands representing the 26 letters of the alphabet in sign language. I have 7 sorta done and I'm moving forward with a few letters tonight. When I have the 26 completed, I compile them into a larger painting.

Monday, June 11, 2012


Another sketch session at Dufferin Mall. I'm always guaranteed some old men to sketch there and today the perfect model unwittingly posed for me. I called him, "Fernando". Whenever I sketch a man like Fernando who's sitting by himself in a contemplative mood, I tend to make up a back story for him. Is he happy with his life in Toronto? Was he happier in Portugal? Is he proud of his kids and what they're doing with their lives? I guess these questions are the questions I have for my dad with respect to me and my sisters.