Monday, October 27, 2008

Spoon with Squiggles

"Everyday Item With Squiggles #3" is my alternate title. I hope you enjoy!

Also, here is a haiku to accompany:

Spoon with squiggle shapes
What food will you be scooping?
Something with lemons.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Fork with Squiggles

This is a continuation of my "Everyday Object With Squiggles" series, which began way back in the day. 

Here is the first, in case you didn't get a chance to check it out.

This painting, as with my previous, will be posted on my Etsy. If you want to own an everyday object with squiggles painted around it, you should definitely check it out.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Two Leaves

Leaves! Leaves! Leaves! Leaves! Leaves!
It's fall and they're all around
Cold air on my face.

-A Haiku.

This painting will also be listed for sale on my Etsy store for the low, low price of $95.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Cut Open Tomato

Here is a tomato that I sliced open. I painted part of this while being photographed for an upcoming article in the UW newspaper, the Daily. I'll post a photo of the article when it hits the presses - but it's pretty exciting!

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Here is a mug from my cupboard. I hope you enjoy it! Tomorrow morning I'll be meeting with a reporter and photographer from the UW Newspaper the Daily. It's exciting to have them cover my blog, and I'm planning to snag as many copies as I can carry when the issue comes out!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Little Squash #3

Here is a third and final "little squash." 

Little Squash #2

Here is another little squash for your viewing pleasure. A paper for my constitutional law class conspired to keep me from painting for a little while, but now I'm back!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Little Squash #1

In anticipation of Halloween, here is a little squash (pumpkin?).

Friday, October 10, 2008

Rose from Campus

Here is a rose from the little rose garden surrounding Drumheller Fountain. They're past their prime now, but there are still some roses out there plugging away.

Also, here is a view of the paper towel I use to clean my brushes, which I think has a cool abstract effect. Once I finish a painting, it's basically a record of all of the colors I used, in streaks and blotches.

And, if those weren't enough pictures for you, here is a little window into my daily life: a glimpse of the wall where all of my paintings (and some of my fiancee's) go. This doesn't show all of them thus far, as some are on other walls or aren't up yet, but you get the idea:

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Tiny Mint

Here is a little mint. It was in a basket full of free mints for a local bank - I had to mentally "edit out" the bank logo while painting it. It's strangely harder than it sounds.

So, as a first in "Year of Paint" history, I will be offering this painting for sale. If you look on my Etsy Store, it will be priced at $95 before shipping. An opportunity to own an Andrew Martin original!

Also, I neglected to mention to you, my dear readers, that on the 3rd I was featured on the Seattle PI's "School Zone" blog. You can find the article from the wonderful Amy Rolph here.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Apple on clipboard

Here is a still life of an apple sitting on the clipboard I use as a makeshift painting surface. About 2/3 of the way up you can see the border of the clipboard, where it overlaps with the brown paper bag that keeps all of the paint off of our coffee table.

Abstract doodles #2

This painting is a exactly like the doodling that adorns all of my lecture notes and papers. I've always had an affinity for these little filligree-style squiggles.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Self-Portrait #3

My self-portraits are getting better, but still not quite there. I'd love to get good enough at this to paint portraits of blog readers that aren't terribly unflattering.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Moldy Flowers

These were flowers that my Fiancee and I bought at the grocery store some time ago. In all of the hustle getting ready for the new quarter here at the UW, we didn't get them in a vase at all. They sat at molded, in water that turned increasingly dingy green. Here is the end result. Also, I have been a bit slow as of late - but this is due to the new quarter and getting situated in my schedule.