Saturday, July 10, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

Current work in progress.

Friday, July 2, 2010

How I take some aggression out and am creative in the process.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Abstract goodness


















I find myself wanting to paint in multiple styles. I know I love colors and how they are arranged on a canvas( or a piece of wood or what have you) and I also really like my pieces to say something about experiences I have. This piece is just something for color's sake.

Monday, June 7, 2010





Yesterday was a weird day for me. No details are forthcoming, but these pictures I took made the night awesome.

Friday, June 4, 2010


my room/ studio. I'm hoping Denver will give me more space to be creative.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Love this!

I have too much fun making this stuff! Work in progress!

Friday, May 28, 2010

One of many


So yeah, just a peek at what I've been working on. Not quite finished. It's my first attempt at flowers so I'm liking the outcome so far.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Yeah



I have a lot of different paintings I am working on right now, here is a glimpse of one. It's kind of cool having ten or so different pieces in rotation.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010




Here are some works in progress as well as some completed ones






Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Commission #3


Jade Peterson's kitchen piece.

Oil and acrylic on canvas 8'x12'

Also, if anyone is interested in my other blog

www.bigtobigger.wordpress.com

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Personal development


A painting for a friend

Work in progress

16x20' Acrylic, oil, spray paint on canvas.









"This is it, this is the start of something new, something different, something grand."


For those who follow me on here, and there are only 6 of you currently, I started this blog for a few reasons. The first reason as you can plainly see, is that I wanted to feature my artwork on the web, get it out there visually so people can see what I have sitting around in my room.

The second reason I started this blog, and a reason most of you aren't familiar with, is because I want to eventually write content for the web.

I majored in history at the U, the main reason I chose that degree is because I knew I would be able to pass my classes, and still have time to snowboard as much as possible. You see, snowboarding is my first true love, nothing in the world is as fun and exciting as strapping in at the top of the lift and going and doing what you love.

Now what do majoring in history, and writing for the web have in common you might ask? Well both of these pursuits would allow me flexibility to pursue my passion(s). I can't be boxed in an office, rigid schedules and monotony kill me. As the creative type, to suffer through a long 8 hour day, with a few short breaks and repetitious workloads is absolute torture.

To prove it, this time last year I had been at a new job for about 4 weeks. I was selling ADT security systems inbound. Meaning I would wait for the phone to ring, and once it did I had to immediately sell that person our product. I had done door to door before as well as been a collections agent for Discover card so it came naturally.

There was a problem though, I HATED it. 3 weeks into the job I was the number one sales rep on the team, and 3 weeks later I was fired. I couldn't show up for the job, and since they had a nice little system where I could just call their automated service and not show up, I abused the crap out of it.

So what does this have to do with you? Well since the internet is the future, and since a lot of you are the same personality as me I'm basically telling you to follow me, to see what I'm doing. I see myself being successful and soon, and I'd like to take some of you along with me.

I'm learning a great deal right now, and am willing to pass what I know onto you. If there's one thing I've learned about this world is it is too big for just me, and that's where you fit in.

So to my friends, and followers...let's do this.




Monday, April 26, 2010

My new website

www.stirtheashes.com

Peep it

Thursday, April 22, 2010


"Love is not a hole"

Not gonna get into this one.

Love is not a hole



So, for the few followers of this blog, I purchased a domain www.stirtheashes.com. It will be the main site for finished works of art. This blog will be primarily used for updates and tirades. Eh



However one thing that I really can't stand about some artists website's. And something that won't be on mine is the rather pretentious "statement." Of course, you, as an artist are painting for a reason.

Whether you're making art because you enjoyed drawing, finger painting or even enjoyed anime more than the average person.

I get it.

But does this really make anyone understand what you were attempting to make. " I use a semblance of colors drawn from my natural and artificial environments, and seek to adapt them into what I ..."

Wouldn't this be a bit more helpful, you say something like: " I really enjoy the colors of fall and buildings, sooo that's what I paint, " "trees make me horny," or " Ya know, I really just wanted something for my walls, and so I started that way."

Ok, never mind now I need to get off my high horse. This here is a picture of today's work, enjoy, title explains it all.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


This is the piece that 'officially' got me to where I am right now, an artist. When I look at this I think it's kinda crazy how much I have progressed. If you can read the words in there it was a few days after breaking up with the girl I was into at the time. (Her name was Andrea li in case anyone wonders...hahaha.)

I'm not gonna lie, the first few months of painting were an alcohol and weed fueled sprint. I probably turned out 40 or so pieces. When thinking about how messed up I was, I'm not surprised I was so prolific. I had painted her something for Christmas, and had some left over paint tubes and thought to myself. "Hey isn't that what artists do, get drunk and high and paint their emotions out. I'm pretty glad that I stuck with it. It's nice to have this release, a chance to make the world a slightly more beautiful place, for those who don't find it so.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


TRANSFORMERS, D-bags in disguise


Can anyone tell me what the deal with these stickers is? I'm not one to vent( if you believe that then you never hung out with me stoned or drunk) but these have got to top the list for dumbest things ever. What the hell are you trying to tell me by placing these ridiculously large stickers on the back of your car? That at any moment your truck just might flip out and turn into a talking robot with a gun big enough to give even Barack Obama an erection? Or let me guess, you thought Michael Bay was such a genius that you were willing to devote a few hundred square inches of your vehicle to extolling his genius film making? I get it, Shia Lebouf was probably the thing you fell in love with if you're a dude with these stickers, and if you're a girl, you probably are wishing you had dyked out on Megan Fox and these lousy stickers are the closest you'll ever come to her.

And what's with this guy? Decepticon and Autobot, does he even have a side, damn! Bad enough he's got em right next to each other. It's enough confusion to cause the comic nerd behind you to choke on his big gulp as he reaches over to roll down the window at you and scream blasphemy!
Done



Success is an extension of your will. Of course it helps to know people that can help you rise to the top, but if you never put in the effort and if you never choose to risk then will you ever really succeed?

Monday, April 19, 2010

String triplet


I'm working on nearly ten pieces right now, trying to pump out a bunch before the first art show...one day a Lantelme original will go for a lot more than they will on 2010. This one is called String triplet.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

X-box



Made this for my very good friend Mike, hope he likes it.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Some snowboarding.



Some captures from the footage we've been stackin. I might snowboard all that well, but I try to make it look good.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Exercising my rights


Went out to the west bank of Utah Lake spur of the moment to shoot guns, great time.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

Holdover


Here are some older works for the ol' blog. This one is called "Twin Towers "24x24. Acrylic and graphite circa 07/09

Thursday, March 18, 2010


These are some works in progress for the Fresh art show I am scheduled foron Aug 20th. I decided I want to have some cool shiznit there so here are two of the four paintings I started today. Quite pumped for what comes out of my paint brush now.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Finished


"They come out of the woodwork" Oil & acrylic on hardwood panel. 48x34 $500.00.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Another day
















So after some headshots in the morning, and a bit of painting I decided I should take some photos while I grabbed my 1098 for taxes. Taxes...anyways here are some photos since these are a lot easier to make than paintings.


























Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010


Today was a pretty nice day so I went and bought ammo at Gallenson's next to this amazing piece of art done my renowned graph artists MAC and Retna. The other picture is the back of Este and the Guthrie Studios.

Saturday, March 6, 2010


some shots to tide things over.

Monday, March 1, 2010


Yesterday was beautiful. Here's what I saw.