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

Omnis (All)16X20 Acrylic on Canvas

When I first completed this piece in April I wasn’t very keen on it.  I’m not sure why.  I wasn’t even planning on doing a blog post about it.  But today I took… Continue reading

Ironia (A Cozy Morning in Aleppo) 16X20 Acrylic on Canvas

When I first started this painting the idea was to have a hand holding a cup with a latte and some pretty heart shaped latte art on it.  It was a dedication to… Continue reading

Arles – Spring 2016 Collection

My Arles Spring 2016 Painting collection now available for purchase.  Arles is a beautiful city in the South of France along the Rhone River with a wonderful history, beautifully captured by Van Gogh… Continue reading

Paris – Spring 2016 Collection

A few paintings I did while in Paris.  It’s nice to feel productive when you’re on vacation.  I have very little experience doing scenics and scenes. The only one I recall doing was… Continue reading

Arles Street Art, Arles, France.

Arles, France is a beautiful city in the South of France.  It’s buildings and passages are just like Paris as well.  I really enjoyed it there and the visit to Pont Van Gogh… Continue reading

In the Studio, Dans l’ Atelier – The Artist Photographed From Ingres to Jeff Koons at the Petit Palais at the Musee des Beaux Arts de la Ville de Paris

Some photos from a few of my favorite pieces at the current exhibit for Dans l’ Atelier, In the Studio – The artist photographed from Ingres to Jeff Koons at the Petit Palais at the… Continue reading

Suscipio (Up) 16X20 Acrylic on Canvas

Finished this week, a painting of two hands/arms holding on to each other for help.  Suscipio is Latin, and means up – take up, lift up, receive. I wanted to create a piece… Continue reading

The ‘It’s Anthony Michael Hall!’ Project, Acrylic on Mixed Media

Here’s an acrylic painting on mixed media paper I just completed.  It’s a portrait of Anthony Michael Hall.  This was taken from a photograph I shot of him in 2004 at an event.… Continue reading

Close-up of a Woman’s Face, Acrylic, 18 January 2016

The one thing that comes in handy with being a photographer, is that I get to pull from my library of photos and practice painting the photos.  Here’s a re-creation of a portrait… Continue reading

The LOVE Project in Sign Language, 15 November 2015

So I’ve been practicing drawing the hands and decided to do a project on spelling the word Love.  The L, O, and V are easily recognizable, so I figure by the time you… Continue reading

ROYGBIV – Roy Orbison in Acrylic, 9 Nov 2015

A visual pun created with a portrait of Roy Orbison.  ROYGBIV.  I was thinking of putting his name above his head with each letters being different colors, but thought it worked best keeping… Continue reading

Woman in Blue and Orange – Two Tone Portrait in Acrylic

My latest project of using two colors and white to paint a portrait.  This time I used complementary colors blue and orange – Ultramarine Blue and Cadmium Orange.  I also used white to… Continue reading

‘Mona Lisa’ Project – Acrylic

My attempt at Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’ project.  Just the face though.  This is acrylic on mixed media. 2015 © Tear-n Tan.  All Rights Reserved.

Portraits in Acrylic

A couple of new portraits from September.  All in acrylic. 2015 © Tear-n Tan.  All Rights Reserved. Acrylic on Mixed Media Paper (6×8). Acrylic on Canvas Paper (9×12).  This image was backlit so… Continue reading

Musee Picasso and Space Invader Street Art of Picasso, 6 September 2015, Paris

Musee National Picasso-Paris at 5, rue de Thorigny is free on Sundays but worth the 13 euros if you go any other day. Works included not only Picasso’s pieces, but by contemporaries such… Continue reading


Here I go again, one eye after another.  Studying the eyes right now.  Enjoy painting the tear ducts the most.  All are acrylic on 6X8 mixed media paper.  Enjoy! Paintings: 2015 © Tear-n… Continue reading