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Deities and Demon 14th Annual Ball at CoSM

I'm super excited to share that I'll finally be headed out to CoSM to paint with Alex and Allyson Grey! I'll be there for the 14th annual Deities and Demons Halloween Ball! I've heard so many amazing things about CoSM, I can't wait to finally experience it for myself. 

The Multi-Colored Machine

Here is a video preview of my new coloring book "the Multi-Colored Machine". It's available now for $17 shipped to your door or $15 in person if you come visit my studio Praxis Arts in Georgetown Seattle. 

It contains 22 illustrations lovingly crafted over the course of about a year in coffee shops and various arty places. The selected original pencil drawings were then scanned and "inked" digitally and brought together in this volume.

Designed for all ages and methods of coloring. You can add more line work with an ink pen, color them with pen, pencil or crayon. You can use vivid color or even greyscale... you are limited only by your imagination! 

I hope you enjoy it and please share your creations, I'd love to see what you make of these drawings. 

Water Spirit Painting Progress

I've spent 4 long days painting a companion piece to my Forest Spirit painting. I have at least one more day to go on her but so far I like where this one ended up. It has been very challenging to try and match the spontaneity and ease of The Forest Spirit. I've been making a time lapse video of the whole piece starting with a blank canvas so when I post that you'll see what I mean. Lots of editing! Anyway, these are both works in progress...

 Water Spirit, Forest Spirit 24x36, acrylic on canvas

Water Spirit, Forest Spirit 24x36, acrylic on canvas

A Tribute to the Sun

I'm finally returning to my sun painting that I started at Lucidity Festival. This is a daunting piece and will take many hours to finish but I'm excited about what it can be...

 Working in the studio at Praxis Arts.

Working in the studio at Praxis Arts.

Concentration is Key

I've been spending some time working on this acrylic panther piece titled "Concentration". It's been sitting around the studio unfinished for too long. Time to concentrate on finishing it, hopefully in another day or two. 

 "Concentration" a work in progress...

"Concentration" a work in progress...

Golden Fluid Acrylic Love

I just want to give a nod to these paints which have been a game-changer for me starting last year. I was using Golden tube paints and getting the desired consistency while painting live was a hassle and never really quite produced the results I was looking for. Golden Fluid paints are the perfect consistency but still have full tinting strength, in other words they're not made by watering down tube paint, their pigment strength is the same as the tube paints yet they're not thick like tube paints and flow easily so you can quickly cover large areas and mix them easily. These combined with a nice big stay-wet palette are a dream. Golden Fluid acrylics have had such a strong influence on my painting that I'm starting to use these acrylic paints in the studio and might even prefer them over my oil paints. At least at the moment.

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I used to only work in oils but when I started live painting I had to learn how to use acrylic paint and it was a struggle at first but these are so much fun to use and I can achieve effects that would not be possible with oils, plus I can work FAST! Totally in love.

  

Anatomy of a Painting: Eye to Eye

This is my first attempt to create an art demo video. I'm was looking for a balance between brevity and yet still informative but maybe this is a tad rushed... This is not meant to be an in-depth instructional video but rather a quick overview of one process that I've used to make a painting. I rarely take all these steps but I think that this is a good method to explore and it can take some of the frustration out of painting if your normal approach is to just dive into a painting without any preparation. (which I do often!) Let me know what you think! 

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Eye to Eye, 2010
Oil on board

 

Coloring Book Project

The long anticipated coloring book project is underway! These are some rough early examples of what you might see on a page. I still have a lot of work to do but I hope to have this available for sale by this summer. Printing will be expensive so if you are feeling it, you can donate via PayPal to this cause. Use email moksua@mac.com. Donations of $10 or more guarantee you a copy of the book as soon as it is available! 

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I've started a new YouTube channel!

Here is my first post, I'm basically just having fun with my new GoPro, learning how to create a time lapse video and all that. This little painting was made in about 5 hours or less. I'm working in acrylic on canvas here. The quick drying time of acrylic is important when live painting. 

I plan to do these time lapse paintings at least a couple times a month and the finished paintings will all be for sale immediately. Hit me up if you're interested in purchasing one. 

Speed Painting #1 Timelapse

Weekend Live Painting

I spent a few hours down here on Saturday and Sunday painting and talking to people who walked in off the street. This show comes down now and a new one os going up in May...more to come. 

 The Terrarium

The Terrarium

 Setting up in the window to draw people's attention

Setting up in the window to draw people's attention

 DJ booth...

DJ booth...

 Painting and getting some sunshine at the same time.

Painting and getting some sunshine at the same time.

Hanging out at the Terrarium tomorrow.

 The Terrarium before we hung a ton of art on the walls...

The Terrarium before we hung a ton of art on the walls...

I'll be hanging out here painting in the window like a goldfish. We have a temporary show up for this weekend only. Me and three other artists are sharing some work. The place should be open about 2-8pm, maybe later. We'll have some good tunes and vibes going when you arrive. Saturday and Sunday only! Cheers. 

2312 2nd Ave, Seattle.
For those of you who have been in Seattle for awhile, you may remember this as the old Roq La Rue gallery. 

 

Live Painting Last Night

Last night I painted at another EntsInTents event, Bloom! We set up in the old Roq La Rue building on 2nd and Bell and brought in 6 other painters and their art for the evening. I had started with an large circular birch board, a live painting from last year that I decided to paint over...after about 5 hours of steady work I think I like the new direction and plan to finish this in the studio, hopefully in the next few weeks.