Friday, December 21, 2007

Illustration Friday - Horizon

This is my Illustration Friday entry for the word "horizon". This was a oil painting I did for an inside spread for In Touch magazine, In Touch Ministries a while back. Original is 24" x 10" and is for sale.

Where is God?

Where is God? Detail

Prints of this are available here.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

It's a Wonderful Life! starring my family!

It's a Wonderful Life

Jay Montgomery ................... George Bailey
Larry Gardinier II ................. Uncle Billy Bailey
Cindi Montgomery ................ Mary Hatch Bailey
Larry Gardinier I ................... Ernie the cab driver
Larry Montgomery Sr ........... Clarence the Angel
Zuzu Montgomery ................. Zuzu

Don't send a lame Holiday eCard. Try JibJab Sendables!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Christmas Departure

Brand new acrylic painting completed 12/08/07. It was created for my Christmas card.

Inside the card it says:

What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace. ~ Agnes M. Pharo

I'm making this available for prints. If you are apart of military family or giving this to a military family, prints are 50% off. All I need is some sort or proof.

Merry Christmas to you!


Thursday, December 13, 2007

Fax machine give-away!

I'm giving away my used fax machine to an art student or recent graduate. You can come and pick it up or I can mail it for a small shipping and handling fee. It comes with the original box, a quick start guide, 1-1/2 rolls of thermal paper and is in excellent working condition. I have upgraded to a All-In-One Printer and no longer need this fax machine.


Automatic Paper Cutter
10 Page automatic paper feeder
FAX/TEL and TAD interface
15 station memory dialing
16 shade gray scale for photograph transmission
98' paper roll capacity (also uses standard fax paper)
Delayed transmission
Activity Report
Distinctive ringing compatability
Help key

Contact me at or call my cell at 770-309-6004 if you are interested.


Monday, December 03, 2007

Rosie the Riveter as CaLPERS

This was a cover illustration I did this past Summer for Directorship Magazine. The concept was to show the strength in numbers with proxy statements of a very large California retirement System known as CalPERS. So they had the initial idea of using the well known image of Rosie the Riveter by illustrator J. Howard Miller's "We Can Do It!" - Many women first found economic strength in World War II-era manufacturing jobs.

So my idea was to show a similar image but with the proxies in her fisted hand. Which appropriately covered her face so that showed very little identity with a particular person or race. She needed to represent every person.

Rosie As CalPERS

My intern at the time was gracious enough to pose for the reference shots and she did surprisingly well. The painting was done 90% as an acrylic painting. The type and logo was added in Photoshop.

They loved it show much for the cover they asked for 2
giclée prints of it to give as gifts to the leaders of CalPERS.

Two new jobs for Source Media

In the last month I did these two illustrations for the same client. The first one is typical of my style and what people usually contract me to do. They were very happy with the end result and so they wanted me to do another with the same on time and on budget customer service, but in a different style. The comic book hero one was something very different for me. I have had a true appreciation for comic book artists', but even more so now.

Credit Score Confusion for Mortgage Technology Magazine.

Mortgage Protector for Broker Magazine.