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New Things on Old Things

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2015 by josean

Apologies for the lack of posts!  I had spent the last couple months of 2014 focusing on my other site.  2015 began with me revisiting one of my favorite theme, dinosaurs.  I’ve created a series of studies on wood panels and other random surfaces.

skull study

Skull Study

Acrylic on cedar wood panel

Slave to the Traffic Light

Slave to the Traffic Light

acrylic on cedar wood panel

I’ve never really painted skulls, so this a nice practice.  I plan to do more, on other surfaces as well.  Recent trips to my parents house (and their requests to take my old stuff home with me) have yielded a treasure trove of old relics of my youth.   I’ve been using some for installation pieces I’ve put up around Philly, but recently have been painting on them as well. This is starting to become a series of extinct animals on extinct items.


Acrylic on Nintendo cartidge (Super Team Games)



Acrylic and oil marker on Iomega Zip Drive (100mb)


Spinops Sternbergorum

Acrylic, Oil marker on  floppy disk (Microsoft boot disk)



Acrylic and oil marker on Legos

All work is available for sale, and I’m sure I’ll be making more of these in the future.  A majority may end up as installations, but you can contact me ( for availability, or commissioned pieces.

New Shop Now Open!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on December 20, 2014 by josean

Throughout the last couple months, my Phish related art has taken off, and most of my time with that.  I’ve been drawing illustrated setlists of every show since summer tour, and that has taken up my Etsy shop as well.  I decided to open up a new shop for my other artwork (the stuff with skulls, dinosaurs, and girls).  Some of it had previously been available, some will new, others will have never been offered online.  I’ll be offering old work at reasonable prices, including sales in the future and be adding new work regularly.


New Things

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 26, 2014 by josean

Here’s some stuff I’ve done in the past weeks.  I’m gearing up for spring, so I’m making quite a bit of work for an upcoming show (TBA) and of course First Fridays in Old City Philadelphia as soon as it gets warm enough.







This taco painting was inspired by the Taco Tuesdays at Tattooed Mom’s in Philadelphia.  Their newest taco sounded so good, but it was about 0 degrees out so I didn’t want to walk or ride there.  So the thoughts of tacos remained in my head, resulting in this painting.  Oddly enough, the owner of Tmom’s saw a work in progress pic of it on instagram and bought it.  Expect to see the image on some flyers and whatnot, and yes, I did eventually get to try the Korean pork taco and it was awesome.


A gift to a friend for his birthday, inspired by his cat Miles.

New Art now for sale

Posted in Art, Misc, Paintings with tags , , , , , , , on December 14, 2013 by josean

I admit it, I’ve been horrible at updating my site.  Although I’ve been creating new work, you wouldn’t think so by looking at this site (to be honest, I’m way better at updating my Facebook page  and Instagram.)  As the holidays approached, it seemed prudent to finally get motivated and post some new art up for sale on my Etsy, as well as share what I’ve been up to.  I’ve been working on various series, ADD style.  Some will continue into the spring, others won’t.  But they are all up for grabs, and by using code FESTIVUS15, you can get 15% off! As usual, all orders ship with stickers and whatnot.

Wishful Thinking









Posted in Art, Drawings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 13, 2013 by josean

I recently was asked to create some holiday cards to help benefit Musicopia, a Philadelphia organization that makes sure that music stays in school.  They have various programs that help instruments get in the hands of children, and help them play and perform in the area.  I made some cards, including these Festivus cards which will be sold at a fundraiser held at the 3G Lounge on 3rd and Girard in North Philly December 13th.  I was excited to be involved, since it helps a good cause in my community, plus Festivus cards are fun to do!

Festivus Pole


Airing of Grievances

Feats of Strength

Minimalistic Kramer

Block and Roll

Posted in Printmaking with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 4, 2013 by josean



2013 started off on a roll (pardon the pun).  I had been previously making some simple block prints (mainly examples that I’d use in class) which I’d make stickers out of, but I hadn’t really worked seriously with lino blocks since college.

Older blocks from 2012

Older blocks from 2012



Getting some new blades motivated me to work detailed again.  My first couple prints were more studies than anything, making block print versions of several drawings/paintings I had done previously.




Dino Saint


Madonna and Child

The Prophet




More blocks are upcoming, And these are all currently available through Etsy!





Miscellaneous Debris on Wood Panels

Posted in Art, Paintings with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2012 by josean

Here are a couple of panels I’ve done within the last week.  I’ve been obsessed with painting on wood panels lately, and with the last good First Friday in Philadelphia coming up, I tried to get as much done as possible (Always waiting til the last-minute.)  I’ve tried to make them in a way in allows me to sell them at a decent price without breaking the wallet.  Most of these were inspired by stickers I have done in the past, as well as current series that I’m working on.  Whatever doesn’t get sold on Friday will be up on my Etsy shop this weekend, so stay tuned!



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