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Sancti Calvariam

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2015 by josean

I’ve come up with some new(ish) things the last couple weeks.  I’ve continued to draw and paint on new surfaces, including wood, vinyl, floppy disks, ect.  Although some are for sale, the majority of the work I’ve done lately has ended up on the streets of Philadelphia.  I’ve revisited the theme of saints, which has been a favorite of mine.  Each drawing is done with oil markers, as well as copic markers.  They are then installed throughout the city.

They are up all over the city, some prominent, others hidden out of sight.  Philly has a very active and diverse street art scene, and it’s share of devoted fans who document it.  For a sample of what Philly offers check out Elgrba and DDay521‘s Instagram feeds for a taste.

I’ve got 2 larger ones I’ve done for sale via my shop.  I’ll be doing more large pieces in the near future as well

st nicholas

St. Nicholas-mixed media on encaustic board

St. Patrick

St. Patrick- mixed media on encaustic board.

Block and Roll

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

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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

Stickers

Stickers

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.

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Dino Saint

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Madonna and Child

The Prophet

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

 

Iconography

Posted in Art, Misc, Paintings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2012 by josean

Various Icons on wood panels.  I started buying wood plaques for Free Art Fridays, since they tend to fare better in the outdoors (There was a tendency to rain after I put art out).  I started out with small 3 inch panels, and slowly moved up.  Some were done with a wood burning tools and paint markers, while the larger ones are acrylic and ink.

8.5×11 Icons- Ink and Acrylic

Currently available through esty

3×5 Icons- Paint markers

5×7 Icon -wood burning tool and paint markers

Dino Icons

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on May 20, 2012 by josean

Dino Icons

Gouache, acrylic, and ink on 5×7 canvas panel.

New Prints Added!

Posted in Art, Drawings, Paintings with tags , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2012 by josean

I’ve added 7 new prints to my Etsy shop.  These 8.5×11 prints allow you to own a more affordable version on my recent work, printed on white cardstock.  For a couple days more, all prints are 25% off when you use code 25OFF!

My latest Dinosaur Icon (Achelousaurus). I’ll be making 15 limited edition prints, each one with a unique  manuscript illustration.

The Prophet

Posted in Art, Drawings, Paintings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 29, 2012 by josean

Gouache and graphite on 9×12 watercolor paper. Available for sale, prints to be available soon.

Revisiting old themes with new ideas.  I’m really enjoying these and expect to do quite a few more.  I’m getting the hang of using gouache paint (and wishing I had started earlier!), and had been missing working in pencil.  Making this illustration made me wonder about what a dinosaur based theology would be like.  The idea of combining dinosaurs and religious symbolism seems like an interesting idea.   Don’t be surprised by some Byzantine/Orthodox style dinosaur saint illustrating this absurd idea appearing soon!

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