"Midnight" (Thriller Painting)

Description:

Say hello to MJ  🎨🧟‍♂️🌘🦇  The Thriller music video’s imagery is so friggin’ iconic, I wanted to capture it in a way that really "pops." This is a 30”x40” canvas painting, heavily textured to add dimension, and has glowing eyes with a “staring” effect.👁👁 They appear to follow your every move... The same trick was once used in Disney’s Haunted Mansion attraction. 

MEDIUM: Mixed materials and paints on stretched canvas with built in lighting for eyeball effect.

SIZE: 30" x 40"

DATE: 2020

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"The Spark" - Hans Zimmer

Description:

Capturing the precious moment an artist first visualizes a musical masterpiece... in vibrant and brilliant colors evoking the whimsy and emotion within. "The Spark" is my submission for the #EnterTheWorldOfHansZimmer Music Video Competition.

 

Music and art have always been synonymous to me, as both can convey harmonious emotion, movement, rhythm, and color. There are not many composers who create music as visual as Hans Zimmer's, and I used this opportunity to lay the vibrant visuals in my head, inspired by such a powerful piece of music, down on the canvas. I hope you enjoy this tribute portrait to the legend himself. Thanks for the awesome opportunity!

MEDIUM: Mixed acrylic and fluorescent paints on stretched canvas.

SIZE: 30" x 40"

DATE: 2020

Painting Music Video:

"The Spark" - Hans Zimmer

Description:

Capturing the precious moment an artist first visualizes a musical masterpiece... in vibrant and brilliant colors evoking the whimsy and emotion within. "The Spark" is my submission for the #EnterTheWorldOfHansZimmer Music Video Competition.

 

Music and art have always been synonymous to me, as both can convey harmonious emotion, movement, rhythm, and color. There are not many composers who create music as visual as Hans Zimmer's, and I used this opportunity to lay the vibrant visuals in my head, inspired by such a powerful piece of music, down on the canvas. I hope you enjoy this tribute portrait to the legend himself. Thanks for the awesome opportunity!

MEDIUM: Mixed acrylic and fluorescent paints on stretched canvas.

SIZE: 30" x 40"

DATE: 2020

Painting Music Video:

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Louis

Description:

Louis Allen, one of my career mentors at Adirondack Studios, sadly passed away earlier this year. He was the kind of guy who oozed creativity, someone I found easier to describe in paint than in words. This is a 30”x30” painting on canvas I made for a company art show in Louis’ memory. It's a mix of various paints, and has a shimmer effect when light hits.

MEDIUM: Mixed paints on stretched canvas.

SIZE: 30" x 30"

DATE: 2020

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Ancient Cavern Illustration

MEDIUM: Digital Illustration, drawn in Procreate with Apple Pencil.

DATE: 2020

Timelapse process video:

Mountain Under Moonlight

Description:

Live painting of a favorite while the attraction is under a magnifying glass. 🐸🐰🦊🐻💦 Recorded in a single session, sped up for convenience. I'm trying to get paint faster, more efficiently, and not overwork. 

MEDIUM: Acrylics on stretched canvas.

SIZE: 11" x 14"

DATE: 2020

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In-Park Attraction Drawings

Description:

I thought it'd be cool to draw some of my favorites while actually in the theme parks.

These take a little over 1 hour each, and I usually make new friends in the process!

MEDIUM: Pencil, pen, marker, and watercolor paints on watercolor paper.

SIZE: 9" x 12"       DATE: 2020