Saturday, December 27, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Jettisoning Ballast

In an earlier post, I advocated the use of a load of hay to improve the weight characteristics of a gasser pickup, improving grip in the quarter mile. After the race, you don't really need to carry that load around, so...

9x18 inches, painted in watercolor.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Narrow Escape

I don't remember sea monsters being mentioned in the travel brochure.

The first version of this piece had the Squire running away from a volcano.  As it happens sometimes, it just wasn't coming together very well, and I scrapped it.  Starting over, I swapped out the volcano for a trio of tentacles, and changed the paper as well.

10x18 inches, painted in watercolor.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Surf Weirdos #22 - The Super Six

The inspiring story of a girl, her car, and a complete and utter disregard for the laws of physics.

 I tried this originally in oil, and if that piece had worked out, it would have been Surf Weirdos #6, hence the 6 on the mismatched door.

10x10 inches (roughly), painted in watercolor.  Available soon, at Daily Paintworks.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Deep Sea Repair

Assessing the damage after a day at the racetrack.  With a little help.

11x13.75 inches, painted in watercolor.  Available for purchase at Daily Paintworks.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Outrun The Monster

Messing around with different color schemes, and putting a damsel in harm's way while doing it.  That's art.

10.75x10.75 inches, painted in watercolor.  Available at DPW.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Do The Tentacle Hula

When hula dancers, sea monsters, and too much rum collide.

Watercolor, 12x20 inches.  Available at DPW.

Thursday, June 19, 2014


What with all those freaks surfing their cars on the sea, it's inevitable that one occasionally wipes out.  I hope that Chrysler has really big airbags.

11x14 inches, painted in watercolor.  Available in my Daily Paintworks gallery.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Warglobe Number One

Yes, I know.  It's not so much a globe as a bell jar.  "War Bell Jar" just doesn't sound cool.  Besides, it's a prototype, to test the concept of Warglobes.  Branding accuracy comes at a later stage, after the bugs are shaken out of the design.

The top picture is the original painting.  The bottom piece is a gently tweaked version I made in photoshop, just for something to do on a lazy Sunday.

Watercolor, 12x17 inches.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Yet another 1957 Dodge Pickup Painting

I think I've drawn or painted the 1957 Dodge pickup more than any other car or truck.  There's a bone stock orange one at the beach, a Power Wagon gasser, a Power Wagon lowrider, and three Sweptside Surf Weirdos.  I don't get tired of painting them.  Maybe I'll do a Sweptside power Wagon next.

Yes, the red on the cab and the bed side is supposed to be mismatched.  I prefer vehicles that show a little age, look like they've been driven and not stored in a climate controlled, carpeted garage.  It gives them a character you can't fake or buy in a can.

Surf Weirdos #20
8.75x13 inches, painted in watercolor.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


What with all those walking monkeys surfing their cars and trucks, it's inevitable that, occasionally, one will wipeout and their ride will wind up at the bottom of the sea.  At that point, it's finders keepers.

10x14 inches, painted in watercolor.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Aerial Weirdos 18

"Let's see them tack a parking ticket on that!"

If I had to do this piece again, I think I'd warm up the sky, make the Chevy pop a bit more.  Oh, well, there's always the next painting.

13.5x14 inches, painted in watercolor.  Available at Daily Paintworks.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014



"Time was, a girl could walk on the beach without having to worry about being accosted by rude tentacled monster things."

Sometimes, it's best not to ask where ideas come from.  Just paint them and make room in your brain for more of them.

7.5x17 inches, painted in watercolor. Available on Daily Paintworks.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Cactus Migration 2

It's a little different this time.  Instead of being content to scuttle across the desert, they've started stealing cars and trucks.  Reports of stolen vehicles and reckless cacti are coming in from all over.  They seem to prefer convertibles, though at least one school bus has been reported stolen, and there are rumors that a Zamboni machine was taken, though this has not been confirmed.

6.5x14 inches, painted in watercolor.  Available at Daily Paintworks.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Warglobe #2, With Digital Tweaking

Threw this in Photoshop one night and messed around with the color using a difference layer.  I might make prints of this.

Watercolor and digital manipulation.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The A Stands For Aquarium

I hope the suspension can handle the weight.  That's a lot of seawater in the cab.

8x18 inches, painted in watercolor.  Available at Daily Paintworks.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Small Pieces

One of my New Year's resolutions was to clean up the studio a bit, beat back the accumulated bedlam.  Part of the chaos is a small pile of watercolor paper scraps, leftovers from prepping larger paintings.  So, in an attempt to shrink the pile, I've been doing some small studies, mostly alternate versions of cars that show up in larger paintings.  No mermaids, tentacles, or improbable situations, just a pure vehicular experience.

3x5 to 4x6 inches or so, painted in watercolor.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Surf Weirdos #14

As it turns out, the rear engine layout of the Chevrolet Corvair Van makes it extremely maneuverable in all kinds of waves (in my mind).

9.25x13.75 inches, painted in watercolor.  Available on Daily Paintworks.