I’ve started work on a new commission, and this is an interesting one. The project is to paint a mural of cartoon drinks from Asia celebrating in a Last Supper style scene. It’s unique, fun, and I’ve got to get it done before it gets too cold outside! I just put the basic drawing down, and next I’ll add tone and color to the 4x26’ wall.
This logo design is for Excellent Breakfast, a restaurant known for their incredible thick-cut bacon. I applied my linocut print to a circular design that can read as balance, a plate, or a morning sunrise. To match the atmosphere of the decor and menu, the design has a minimal but modern take on tradition.
A recent commission was to paint angel wings at a restaurant, intended as a sort of “instagram corner” for the enjoyment of customers. I’ve included process photos for how I started with light lines for symmetry, drew the feathers, then filled with highlights and shadows. It was a welcome step away from my typical work.
Someone sent me this nice photo of the coffee cups used at Saint Monday, displaying a stamp of one of my designs. I’m happy with how they incorporate the prints on cups and menus, and the bar itself is beautiful inside. If you haven’t been yet, stop by and say hello to John and Morgan at 393 West Fountain Street in Providence.
In support of Walden’s GoFundMe campaign, I made Thank You cards to be delivered to the generous friends that have donated to the cause. Walden has had multiple procedures and surgeries for a tumor on his shoulder, and is thankfully happy and energetic at the moment.
My best morning includes carving linoleum outside with a French press.