Growing up in Florida, I was surrounded by swamps, other-worldly sunsets, and inky backdrops of mysterious foliage at night. Inspired by those images, the thick humidity, and the sound of birds, I've been working on sketches for possible upcoming paintings.
I've nearly completed a group of paintings I'll be exhibiting in NYC in February, and have started working on some new ideas. I began envisioning these coyotes sketches while listening to a wondrous track by dollshot
Materials include watercolor, pastels, oil sticks, gouache and oil.
The monkey below was a favorite of mine from Indonesia. He's already made an appearance in one of my paintings, but I decided to draw him again as if conjuring up a memory of an old friend.
Playing around with monkeys and ink, pen and washes.
I'm recently back from Bali where I met my first Macaque monkeys. This handsome poser wants to make sure he ends up in a painting of mine. The others? Yeah, not so much.
I tried sketching these two -https://www.instagram.com/p/BS-zLbRh9u3/ but as you can see, they preferred using me as a jungle gym. Here's a few attempts of some other wonderful rascals.
I sketch to work out ideas in my head or to capture a gesture or movement. Most of the ones in color are becoming paintings.