Thursday, December 9, 2010

My New Film!

My Final for Animation III with Steven Subotnick. The goal of this piece was to develop a story using a single line of dialog, "mother hand me the axe." We had about 5 weeks to complete the minute long short including the sound track, title and credits. The animation was created by charcoal pencil on paper, photographed, edited in Photoshop, then composited in After effects.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Stop Motion Final

My Final for Stop Motion with Flip Johnson.

Monday, November 8, 2010


My first film using 16 mm Bolex. Edited entirely in camera. This was an adaptation of a Franz Kafka short story of the same name. This was assigned by Soon-Mi Yoo for Introduction to Film and Video.

Monday, August 30, 2010


Skull II. Ballpoint on Paper. 5" x 8" © 2010.

Sleeping with Insects. Ballpoint on Paper. 5" x 8" © 2010.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Current Drawings

Skull. Ballpoint on Paper. 8" x 10" © 2010 progress

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Images ascend to reveal that which may go unnoticed.
This is a collage animation made for Steve Gentile's Animation II class. It was created entirely from found objects, magazines, and postcards that were cut out and rearranged on 4x5 notecards.

Another Fairly Recent Painting

Abstraction © 2009 8" x 10" Acrylic on canvas panel

Once again this is from my Color for Painting class with Stuart Diamond. The assignment was to reference the color palette of another source. This could have included paintings, photography, sculpture, etc. I decided to use a painting by Francis Bacon as my bases. Bacon's work was a huge surprise for me last year. I really respect not only his painting style but also his comments on art and life.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Still Life

8"x10" acrylic on paper
Purple Gorilla

This is a gorilla mask that was used for a still life in my Color For Painting class. Most of these were done through out October and November 2009. If I remember correctly these took roughly about an hour and a half or so each.

8"x10" acrylic on paper
Fruit with lunch tray and red fabric.

8"x10" acrylic on paper
Caution cone with plate, books, tray and white sheet.

8"x10" acrylic on paper
Metal cooking pot with lids, thermos, and green fabric.

8"x10" acrylic on paper

Doing still lives in class can be pretty grueling, especially after 3 hours of critiquing the homework. The one above I decided to just go abstract. I've never had much success with acrylics in the past but I felt pretty comfortable this time around. It helped to have a looser approach and just concentrate in getting the colors down. Hopefully in the near future I can do some more on a larger scale. As of late I've just been focusing on scanning in my work as a way to preserve them just in case they get lost (which happens from time to time). Pretty soon I will post some of my work with film and video which has been my primary focus. Now that summer is here, my access to school equipment is limited so perhaps I will make more drawings and/or paintings.

Recent Paintings

8"x 10" Acrylic on Canvas Panel

This is a piece from my Color For Painting class with Stuart Diamond. It was made around November 2009. This was an exercise exploring color relationships.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Some Recent Drawings

These are from my Drawing for Animators class. I think this was around late February 2010. The model was somewhat difficult to work with. They're 8"x 10" and each one took about 10 - 15 minutes. Its been a while since I've done figure drawings so it was great to have a very loose approach.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Receipts © 2009

These were all done through out the time I was working in Harvard Square. During the winter of 08-09 it would get so dead at the store that I would start drawing ballpoint on the back of receipts. This is almost the last of the posts for all my older work. Soon I will start posting more recent things, including animations.


©2009 3 x 5 color pencil on paper

This is another one I would like to make into a large scale painting some day. Where will I get the time, I have no idea.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Really Old HIgh School Artwork

Ballpoint pen on 5 x 8 paper ©2006

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Mus musculus © Robert Walton 2008

I'm hoping to turn this small 3" x 5" pencil sketch into a large painting someday.

Gotta start somewhere

So I'm starting this blog as a way to show some of my artwork and share my opinions on whatever topics I want.