Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Present

It is great to be in Stockton around my family and I have to give thanks to my brother Bryan for helping me make this gift last minute. This is a gun holster made for a Christmas gift. We draw names for a person to make a gift for and this is what I came up with.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Photo Op

I felt like going around the house and trying to take some interesting pictures of objects. I enjoy the way that pipes are made sometimes I think the plumpers are just having way to much fun. In the fence photgraph I really like the mood of a cold foggy morning which it was.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Mezzotint Rocker

So I finally received my mezzotint rocker in the mail. I went with the 4 in. rocker and got the weights to go with it. I have already tried it out and the weights help a ton. So hopefully everyone will be seeing some mezzotint prints from me in the near future.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


So I was looking up an artist this last week and I came across this artist by the name of Koichi Yamamoto . His art just inspired me to try something like what he was doing while still putting my own elements of art into it. So this is my Monotype where I used string, ink blends, transfer drawing and paper towel wipes.

Monday, November 23, 2009


This afternoon I felt like making a sketch. It turned out to be a skull which are awesome! Then I water colored it and scanned it in to the computer. After that started making changes in photoshop, making it dark and grungy. It really seemed a lot easier after trying it this way.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Painting Experiment

So the other day Allen and I decided to do some landscape paintings. As Allen calls it The C.Moulton Experiment. I have done little paintoff's before with Nick Bontorno and atempted one with Carla Jimison but never got around to finishing that one. To see both painting check out Allen's blog post.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Student Art Show

This last Thursday was the opening for the student art show. The pictures above are of all the things that submitted. Everything that I submitted got in the show. They were (from the top) Untitled (print), Eve (print), Fallen Man (sculpture), The Comeback (book & box), Candy bowl (ceramic) Sushi Plate (ceramic). The show was juried and there was prize money for 1st 2nd and 3rd. So for the extra good news I got first in two categories the first was printmaking for Untitled and the second was book arts for The Comeback. So what am I going to do with the prize money? i am going to buy a mezzotint rocker for printmaking.

P.S. Thanks to everyone that voted on the poll it was really helpful.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Photo Experiment

So for my birthday I bought an old pentax K1000 film camera and decide to go around Rexburg and take pictures. The picture above is scanned in and unedited and the one below is edited in Photoshop. So for any of you that read this blog which do you think is better and or does the top photo stand on its own? You can also vote on it in the poll to the right.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


When we went to Florida we went deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. On the party boat I was looking at the anchor and the rusty chains and took this picture. The rope is connected to a large chain then to the anchor. It moves up and down electronically and is tied in a knot by one of the maids working on the boat.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Independent Study Painting

This was a painting done for an independent study class this last semester. The project was to create 6 large scale paintings. Size being around 3 feet by 4 feet or larger. I made all the canvases out of masonite board.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Power Lines

This is an alley way in downtown Idaho Falls with the added bonus of having power lines running across. I think I have a fascination with power lines and how the whole big mess of wires get sorted out. As a side note this ally is next to a old hotel converted in shops and one of the shop is a Russian grocery store which has some good stuff to try.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Quick Head Drawing

This was a ball point pen drawing of a young man at church. Later on I had been given some watercolors and decide to give them a try and it was a lot of fun.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Ft. Myers Beach

We rented a beach house on the Gulf of Mexico where we had a great view and could go out on to the beach whenever we liked. The first picture is me in the moonlight on the beach. The moon was full and all the beach homes had to keep their lights low for the sea turtles. They lay their eggs and the hatchlings use the moonlight to go back out to sea. So if the house lights are too bright they go the wrong way. The second is of our view at sunset. All and all it was a great time.

Monday, August 10, 2009

A Stockton Mill

So I finished my semester at school and I am now back in California. This was a photo taken way back in 2006 when me and my brother would go out on the town and take pictures of Stockton. This building is long since gone. I also decided to post this picture because I thought Nick might get a kick out of it.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


This semester I am in a ceramics class and wanted to show what I have been working on. I know it is a little hard to tell the sizes of the pottery in these pictures but most of them are 6 to 7 in. wide and 5 to 7 in. tall with the exception of two or three pieces. I really like pottery and I think that going in to the class I knew what kind of pots I liked and didn't like. But what I think I got coming out of the class is what makes a good pot and a bad pot. So trust me when I say it hard to make a good piece of pottery.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Oil Painting Class Projects Cont.

These are the last of the oil painting projects. These are the paintings where we are to use everything we have learn in the class to make great paintings. The multiple fruit still life was our final for the class.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Oil Painting Class Projects Cont.

Here are a few more paintings that were done for my intro oil painting class. The projects were ( from top to bottom) based on value, warm vs. cool light and intensity.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Figure Drawings

These were some of the longer poses, up to 30 minutes long. Some are better then others. The top drawing is the newest of the bunch. All and all I think I am getting better at proportion and getting it down correctly on the paper. These were done in charcoal on parson pad paper.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Figure Drawings

These are just a few of the drawings that I have done in my figure drawing class. I believe that most of these were only 5 min. gesture drawings. I really like doing these fast drawings but because they are done so fast the proportions are a little off. They are done using charcoal on parson pad paper.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Think Ink Opening

This last Saturday I had the opportunity to exhibit my prints along side other advanced printmaking students of BYU-I. In the exhibit "Think Ink" held at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho. Posted above are some pictures of me along side the prints and also a small glimpse of how many prints were shown. Personally I had 15 prints on display in the show.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Think Ink

Today is the opening of the show "Think Ink" at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho. It will consist of art from the advanced printmaking class at BYU-I. Fifteen of my most recent prints will be shown and will be available for purchase. If you get a chance, come check it out. Open from May 8th- August 1st.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Oil Painting Class Projects

Painting #1

Painting #2

Painting #3

During this last semester I took an intro oil painting class. At first I was quite annoyed by how the class was being taught but by the end I really liked it. I think the reason I was having a hard time was because even though it is a four year school they still seem to treat it like a two year school, in the upper level classes you still get crammed with the fundamentals. Luckily in this class we were able to move past some of those things enough for me to enjoy painting. I think now I have a better opinion of still life's.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


These pictures are form our last workshop. The workshop was on how to do monotype prints. The photos are of the students work and one of nick demo pieces (the blue bird), me helping with the press and the student that attended.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


This Saturday my friend and fellow artist Nick and I were able to teach our second printmaking workshop for The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho. At this workshop we taught the students how to make a Drypoint print. It was a lot of fun and they gained a greater appreciation for intaglio printmaking.