Summer In Media Res

Right in the middle of summer in California, I'm breathing in more pastel dust from what my easel has been catching.  I've been busy getting some art out there, and so the very sparse updates on my own website.  But I have been working on making sure that what I put out there will be what I will be proud of sharing.

You may have noticed several updates, like finally adding a portfolio to my site.  I am excited to finally have pieces that I am proud to show in my portfolio.  And these are the pieces that have been keeping me very busy since the last time I've updated.  

At the moment, I am in the middle of a new piece that I hope to share soon.  In the meantime though, I have brought back the Beach Sharpie drawings in memories of a cooler time at the beach.  

Have a great life, everyone!  I am excited to be sharing much more soon.

Keep busy staying dizzy!

Too Busy Staying Dizzy (and Tumbling on the Freeway)

Hello World!  How've you guys been?

It's been almost a year since I've last updated, despite resolving to keep a schedule on doing so.  And in the span  of the year that I've been away, I've gone on two major motorcycle trips to Washington State and to Joshua Tree, finished a handful of portraits, got a new motorcycle, got into a motorcycle accident and going through recovery from said accident.  Been keeping busy and now I'm so dizzy.  I thought it was about time I come back to catch up with everyone.

Just because I'm off getting dizzy with everything, doesn't mean that you guys need to go through the same thing.  So down below I've added some of the highlights of the past year with portraits and motorcycles.  They're mostly videos

Teal Monster Portraits

I've finally created a playlist of all the portraits I've done in pastel.  Follow the link and enjoy!  

Teal Monster Portraits in Pastel

I'll also be updating the Portraits section with all the portraits from the past year.

Teal Monster Motovlogs

As I've mentioned earlier, I've had a lot of adventures in the past year spent on my motorcycle. And I've curated the most important ones to me below.

Let's start with introducing my new motorcycle, Diana.  She's a 2017 Ducati Scrambler Icon.

Then, you might be curious about the accident I mentioned early on.  Don't fret, because I had the opportunity (?) to catch it all on video.  Brace yourself.  I've gotten feedback from people that know me personally, who told me it's hard for them to watch.

And if you want more motorcycle-related content, I've created a playlist with all those videos.

Teal Monster Motovlogs

Still Keeping Busy Staying Dizzy

Even with all that's been going on with the past year, I'd say I've been generally well.  Currently in recovery mode after the accident, otherwise keeping busy with the portraits and still having adventures.  I'm hoping to get back on the bike soon.

Thank you for taking the time to check out what the Teal Monster has been up to.  I'm glad to be back and hopefully will not be away again from this blog for too long.  Until next time, keep busy staying dizzy!

Solo Father and Son

Hello World!  I've got a late update for the portrait of Han Solo and a slightly late update on the portrait of Kylo Ren.

Han Solo, once a general of the resistance and then a legend of  smuggler.  But he's most memorable for being the pilot of the Millennium Falcon.  Space gunslinger.  

Although, for me, I watched him as Indiana Jones before I even learned that he was also Han Solo.  I really love the dynamic between Han Solo, Leia Organa nd Luke Skywalker.  

Emo Kylo Ren

Emo Kylo Ren

Kylo Ren, a new character in the continuation of the legendary series that is Star Wars, was very intimidating when he first came on screen.  How can you not be amazed and at the same time terrified of someone who can stop a laser blast in mid-air?  I loved having gone into the movie guessing who Kylo Ren may be.  After learning that he was related and part of the Skywalker and Solo legacies, I thought he became even more interesting.  

Star Wars month is almost over with just one portrait left!  I'm pretty sure that you guys would have a good guess who is next.  Also, Han Solo marks my 20th portrait and his son, Ben breaks that 20 and is the 21st portrait.  

Until next time, keep busy staying dizzy!

Brandon Boyd in Pastel

To celebrate and pay tribute to one of my favorite musical and visual artists, I tried making a portrait in soft pastel of Brandon Boyd.  I enjoy seeing his art work and listening to his music.  I still remember when I got to watch him perform at the Fillmore as part of Sons of the Sea on his birthday.  It was electrifying.

But I don't need to tell you guys how awesome he is.  You should check him out for yourselves!  

Until the next time, keep busy staying dizzy!