St. Nicolas Catholic Church Stations of the Cross Restoration project
I have been recently commissioned to restore 14 sculptures for St. Nicolas Catholic Church in Elko New Market, Minnesota. It has been a fun and yet challenging project. You can see my progress in this video.
Circus Pin-up Photo shoot
You can see one of my most resent photo shoots in this video. This was a 2 day shoot with a vintage circus theme.
I will be photographing this event tonight! Join me there and get your picture taken! It should be fun!
My son and I went to the back to the 50’s car show. There were so many great cars there. Here is just a sample of the photos that I took.
I had a great experience working with Jeff Kraft and his crew. I met a lot of interesting people including Connie Kautza, a great sculptor, artist and new friend. I was challenged painting in lifts and on 30 foot ladders. So far this has been the most challenging job that I have ever done. Driving to the job, alone was a challenge as there were snow storms the whole way there. Once I got there, it wasn’t so bad. I got to stay at the Inn at the Pocono Manor, a hotel built at the turn of the century.
Here are some photos of the murals I was working on.
Rocking out with Popshot and the Astral Tramps
I had a blast watching my friend Matt and the band he is in, Popshot. After Popshot played, another band, the Astral Tramps played. I got some great shots of them all.
I will be working on murals in the Kalahari Resort
Starting in February, I will be working with Jeff Kraft at the Kalahari Resort, painting murals in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. I am really excited to be working on a project like this. These murals are larger than anything I have ever worked on before. This is Jeff working on a previous mural. Totally amazing work.
The Paper Moon project.
I decided to create an old fashion style paper moon set for my studio. I have primarily been a Photoshop artist but I really was intrigued with the idea of building a set and in keeping with my interest in vintage photography and mythical imagery, what better than a paper moon?
As far as I have been able to research, no one seems to know where the paper moon started but it was popular from 1900-1930 and was found at fairs and carnivals. They were created with Eastman Kodak‘s Brownie camera.
I started by projecting the moon onto plywood. I wanted to create a moon that was like some of the moons in the past but I also wanted it to be unique and my own creation. After looking at a lot of different moons, this is what I ended up with.
Then I painted the moon. I painted the background light yellow and airbrushed in the details.
This was what I ended up with. I am really happy with the results. Now I get to have fun photographing different people in the moon.
New Studio Opening Soon!
This is the latest painting that I have worked on. It is a poster for an event. It is based on an old TWA poster. Here is what it took to paint this picture.