New Art – The Adventure Begins

On September 24, 2014, in Artwork, General, by Michael

The Adventure Begins – 16×20, oil on panel.

This painting is interior artwork for the Ferryport Adventures, and prints are available on the Aradani Storefront!

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I will document my process of painting the cover here.



More to come…

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Strange Portrait – Edgar Allen Poe

On May 31, 2013, in Artwork, by Michael

Edgar Allen Poe, oil on panel, 11×14, 2013.

For sale at :

Aradani Studios Gallery

I started with Lovecraft, and then was commissioned to paint Poe. I think the final in the creepy series should be Stephen King.

I loved when we got to read Poe or other creepy things growing up, it is probably the reason I am so strange as an adult.


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New update on the Watcher Kickstarter!

On January 15, 2013, in Artwork, General, by Michael

Just posted the latest update with new images off the easel!



Every night brings new challenges, but I keep making little break thrus, which is great!


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Hey everyone,

The other day I spent some time at the easel painting and I was thinking of new ways to reach new art fans. I have had so much success at Kickstarter, I decided I wanted to try my hand at an art focused project.

One of the big gambles making art is that you spend long hours planning and executing a painting, then print costs come into play, which can often be an expensive gamble for the artist. I have often finished a painting, thought it was the best thing I have done, run a bunch of prints, then never have them sell. So with the latest painting, I wanted to use crowd-funding to see if it is worthwhile to run a large print run.

So I launched this:


 I am really excited about this painting, and hope that its worth running a large print run!

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New Artwork – Rock Dragon and Eagle!

On September 18, 2012, in Artwork, by Michael

Rock, Dragon, and Eagle! Oil on Paper, 11×15.

This is a commission for someone at the Ohio Renaissance Festival. The title is a nod to Charlie going american all over someones ass in Always Sunny. And the Mountains were stolen right out of an Elmore painting.

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New Art – Frank Frazetta Tribute piece

On September 12, 2012, in Artwork, by Michael

I was listing this original for sale on Ebay when I realized I had never posted it in my art galleries.


Death Dealer Tribute, 16×20 oil on panel, 2010.

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Further work on larger lovecraft painting.

On August 3, 2012, in Artwork, General, by Michael


Here is the latest photo of the 30 x 40 painting. I am calling it “the edge of madness”. Finished the first layer of the little flying machine on the left, next is to do a reference photoshoot for the flying cthulhu which will be on the right side of the canvas. So far I am pretty happy with the progress. I got the idea for the background when I was half dreaming imagining what a chaos dream plane would look like.

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Just wanted to show you how I often prepare a surface. This is clear gessoed luan wood with frame. Very wet acrylic if various things on it to rust, stain or shape the paint as it drys.


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New sketch for a painting.

On February 2, 2012, in Artwork, by Michael

This is going to be my big painting project for the Spring. It is a character from Uteria name Kaldrath, and a big ass dragon :)

I’ll be posting steps as I go along.

It will be 2'x3' on panel.

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