Model Crouched Against Wall – 14X17 Pencil on Paper

Pulling from my old photographs for inspiration, I decided to do a pencil drawing of this model crouching against a wall.  The original photo was from a 2012 photo shoot I did at… Continue reading

It’s Iris Apfel! Acrylic on 8X10 Canvas Panel Portrait

In 2013 fashion icon Iris Apfel did an interview at the Museum of Art and Design in New York City.  I was fortunate enough to watch the Q&A session and did a blog… Continue reading

Portrait of a Woman (8×10 Acrylic on Canvas Panel)

So in September 2012 I was blogging at Fashion Week.  It was a great experience.  Photographing fashionable, chic, quirky people at this event made me feel like a kid in a candy shop. … Continue reading

Sunset and Sunrise at the Grand Canyon

Just returned from an inspiring visit to the Grand Canyon during sunset and sunrise.  Once you find parking, you can catch the first shuttle bus and head to the various points on the… Continue reading

Scored Shirtless – The Shirtless Musician Series (Acrylic on Canvas Panels)

‘Tis the season for bad puns. Scored Shirtless is my recent painting project on shirtless musicians I’ve photographed.  I haven’t sifted through all the photos in my library, but I think I found… Continue reading

Handmade Christmas Cards

It’s that time of year again!  When I start to draw my own Christmas cards, because I’m too cheap to buy a box of Hallmarks. First batch is on toned tan paper.  Enjoy!… Continue reading

The Kew Gardener Fake Magazine Cover Project

I wanted to do a couple of fun covers of a fake magazine called The Kew Gardener just to practice illustrating with Tombow Markers.  But what turned out to be a couple covers… Continue reading

Cafe Life – The Night is Young – 16×40 on Acrylic Painting (Diptych)

Everyone has a story! That’s the concept of this painting, each character in this painting has a story. I’ve broken down each side so you can see them close up, just below the… Continue reading

The Musician’s Life – A Drawing a Day for 30 Days (At Least 1 a Day)

It’s my second batch of 30 days a drawing.  At least one a day. This time I ended up with 32 sketches.   I focused more on the musician’s creative process and lifestyle. Enjoy!… Continue reading

One a Day for 30 Days Concert Drawing Greeting Cards

I challenged myself mid January to do a drawing a day for 30 days.  So I had some mixed media cards and decided to dig into my hard drive of concert photos and… Continue reading

The Painted Celebrity Head Shots

Celebrity head shots redone as paintings from photos I took of these fancy people at events in the early 2000s. I tried to pick quirky, fun shots instead of serious, glamorous poses.  Apologies… Continue reading

Ma Maison – 8X10 Acrylic on Canvas Panels

Bienvenue!  Here’s my latest project of my home done on 8×10 canvas panels.  I really enjoyed doing these paintings as they were smaller and faster to complete.  I also really enjoyed focusing in… Continue reading

Paris – Summer 2016 Collection

Finished paintings from this Summer of Paris.  The collection is available for purchase as a single painting or get the whole collection of five.  Contact me at: info@tearntan.com for price inquiry. 2016 ©… Continue reading

Musée de Montmartre and Some Street Art in Porte de Saint-Ouen

I made it out to Montmartre today, but did not get a chance to visit the Bateau Lavoir.  That’s okay, because I really wanted to go to the Musée de Montmartre.  The museum… Continue reading

Marais Street Art, Paris, France

More, more, more!  Off today just a few steps from where I’m staying, head southeast from Canal Saint-Martin through Republique and you’ll find these pieces of art on the outskirts of Le Marais. … Continue reading

Quartier Saint-George Street Art, Paris, France

Some photos from today of Quartier Saint-George and the surrounding area.  I got off at Pigalle and walked around before getting a sandwich at Gustave Claps.  I left the name of the streets on… Continue reading

Canal Saint-Martin Street Art, Paris, France

I’m back in Paris!  This time I’m hanging out in my new favorite neighborhood, Canal Saint-Martin.   I’m doing some more street art adventures and here’s what I found yesterday  just a few blocks… Continue reading

Brick Lane Street Art, London, UK

I was told if you wanted to find good street art in London, one should head to Brick Lane.  So off I went!  After a block or two you’ll come across many side… Continue reading

In Antecessum (The Anticipation) – 16X20 Acrylic on Canvas (AND The Hand Collection Spring/Summer 2016)

Here’s the final piece of my hand project.  In Antecessum (The Anticipation) shows thumbs twiddling with a small chain watch on the side symbolizing the wait that we all have experienced.  It’s up… Continue reading

Ad ubi? (Where to?) Just Get Me to the Other Side – 16X20 Acrylic on Canvas

My next piece completed last week.  A pair of hands try to help another set of hands get over a wall to freedom.  Trump approved?  Most likely not.  It’s not necessarily that “wall”… Continue reading

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