Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Golden Root

Oil and gold leaf on panel. Come see this series, 1 of 4,  Friday, July 12 at Gallery 839.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Enjoy the masterful watercolors of Pete Michels. Experience the majestic Buddhist paintings of Bao Nguyen. And get lost in the dreamy landscapes of Patrick Kochakji. Come out and check out this awesome collection.


 This is my first painting for my upcoming show. I am really happy with the texture on this one. I'm considering making Giclee prints. There's also a connecting companion piece. Hopefully I can finish it in time for the show.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Monday, February 13, 2012

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

my "TINY" show paintings

These are my untitled tree paintings I did for the Fox "TINY" show at work. They're actually not that small at 5 x 7 , which was the maximum size for the exhibition. At first I was going to do 4 pieces, each portraying a different season. Then I ran out of time and felt that 3 was a better number and the focus could be less literal. Big thnx to Tom, Bill, and Harry who dropped the bids on these bad boys. Make sure they get plenty of light:)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Vitruvian Laputa Robot

I did this piece for a Miyazaki tribute show. I love Castle In The Sky. And I especially love the design of the Laputa Robot, w/ those long arms and the bullet shaped head, so cool. Thought it would be fun to draw him a la Leonardo DaVinci's Vitruvian Man.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The long awaited companion piece is now done. This one has a little more movement in it, and of course a pack of butterflies, per client's request. I also added a mountain as a compositional element.More flying trees to come. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Liam's Birthday Party & Art Show invite

This is the invite I did for Liam's birthday party and art show. He's going to be exhibiting 55 of his favorite dragon sculptures and many drawings as well. I'll photographh them at the show and post them soon.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Droid and the Bounty Hunter

Apparently yesterday was Star Wars day. When I was at Cartoon Network, we heard their was a Star Wars show in development, so I did a bunch of designs of some of my favorite characters. The guy on the right is 4-LOM. He's a bounty hunter. The guy on the left is a protocol droid of some sort. He was a captive of the jawas in the original Star Wars. If anyone remembers his name, help a brother out. He was one of my favorite action figures as a kid.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

T-S2 Giclee prints

Had an awesome little painting session tonight w/ Bao wao the Buddhist baller. Spent a couple hours on some oil paintings and wrapped up w/ a little photoshop. I finally have a little time to play w/ photoshop. Lovin it.
Addendum: T-S2 limited edition Giclee prints, now available. Printed with pigmented inks on archival rag paper. Will last 100 years! Hit me up if you want one. Still have a few left. Big thnx to all the folks from Fox that bought one.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Spider-Man Cover

This is my Spider-Man comic book cover for the upcoming," Covered ", art show at Secret Headquarters , and curated by the great Rob Goodin. We are re-doing classic comic book covers, and making them our own. Im re-doing the first appearance of Venom, originally illustrated by Todd McFarlane. I just sealed this to the board and have begun my oil glazes. This was a fun piece to work on during my hiatus. And once I put the crazy texture and color in it, it's going to be awesome! I'll post the color version soon

Sunday, October 18, 2009


This one has been in the works so long, that I had another kid and decided to put her in there. That's right, my good friend Jeff suggested I put Sienna in there," in a backpack or something." So I did just that. And I finally got around to cleaning up the characters. I gave Liam one of his signature outfits and finished the Pteranadan. This piece is now ready to paint. I plan to do a lot of painting during my upcoming hiatus and this one is at the top of the list.


We recently had a , " Works of the Masters" art show at Fox. It was a huge success. There was an awesome collection of work. I did Raphael's," Cherubs". Stewie was an obvious choice. But I could'nt find any other baby or child I could use from any of the shows. Then the Cleveland Show premiered and I knew this guy would be perfect. His name is Rallo. He's hilarious, and he's about to be a big star. Anyways, big thanks to the Cleveland writers for bidding, and special thanks to Marci who dropped the highest bid and took it home.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Terminator Stewie (the painting)

Finally got this guy photographed. Thanks to Bob and Jim for bidding. And a special thanks to Mike, who swept in at the last minute and dropped the highest bid. It's now hanging proudly in his office.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Terminator Stewie

We're having a television theme art show at fox and I'm doing Terminator:the Sarah Connor Chronicles.I dont usually do the Family Guy characters, but who can resist Stewie as an ass-kicking evil android? I've atached the design of the Terminator girl as well and a small comp for the painting. Great to be doing an illustration again. Especially a nice scary one. I have one a week and a half to paint it. Just wrapped up painting for the day. This is a pallette I have'nt used in a while. It's gonna be a nighttime scene , so I'm using mostly cools, lots of cerulean and paynes gray. Will post when done.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Portrait Of A Flying Tree 2

This is the piece I did for the album cover theme art show at Fox. I thought this would make a cool cd cover. And I'm so happy that my good friend Mark Garcia scored this baby and put up the highest bid. This means I can still enjoy it at his pad when we chill, which is great cuz I'm kind of in love w/ this one. Thanks Mark!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Gygax Tribute Show at Titmouse

The guys at Titmouse are having a Gary Gygax Tribute Art Show this Saturday, August 22. Gary Gygax is the visionary creator of Dungeons & Dragons. My brother and I were avid D&D players when we were kids. My brother was a barbarian who got killed all the time, and I was always an elf. Playing D&D really stimulated my imagination and it was one of my 4 major creative influences. (The other 3 were: Star Wars, Robotech, and Comic books)
So I was pretty stoked when TSR contacted me to do a bunch of Dungeons & Dragons illustrations for various guidebooks and monster manuals. Here are a couple of my favorites that will be in the Gygax show at Titmouse. These were done for Ravenloft; The Shadow Rift ( the Gothic, Horror branch of D&D). Word up to Squirgy the magic user and all my elf bruthas out there w/ the crazy dexterity. And big thanks to Chris P. for including me in the show.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Martian Madness

This guy is an old favorite of mine from back in the day. I sculpted him first and then I did this painting. I'll post a photo of the sculpture soon.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Mongolian Madness

Here is some development work I'm doing for a friend. This is a bad guy, Mongolian gang. I was concentrating on various ( big guy ) body shapes. Then I started having fun w/ some of the outfits and armor. Check out #5's 80's hairdo.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Lorna, Liam, and the Pterodactyl

This image has lived in my imagination since last summer in Yosemite. I roughed it out yesterday and I cant wait to paint it. And yes, that is the lovely Lorna and Liam, my muses. I'm about to post a lot of cool, new work. I have lots of new paintings going on right now, and as I finish them up, I'll post them. So check it out!
Addendum: That's right , that is a Pterodactyl. Actually it's a Pteranodon. And here are a couple of fun facts:
- not a true Dinosaur.
- wing span of up to 33 ft.
- toothless, yet carnivorous!
- agile, elegant, and quite fast!
- used large bony crest on head to steer when flying!
- their brightly colored crests were used for attracting females and indicated readiness to mate.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Stricken Oak

O.K. Sorry I have'nt posted in a while, but work's been crazy bz. But we had a Movie poster theme art show at Fox. This was my movie poster for Frankenstein. More of a teaser poster actually. In the story, there's an Oak tree in the Dr.'s courtyard. It gets struck by lightning and is split and burned. The Dr. realizes that lightning will power the creature. He often stares at the the blasted oak as a symbolic reminder of how his life has been broken.
Anyways, the show was a great opportunity to bust out the oils again. The piece was very well recieved. Thanks and congrats to Cyndi who dropped the highest bid and scored this baby. Thanks to Toby also for an awesome frame. This one sparked another new painting, coming soon. Peace.
Happy holidays everyone.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Kodaddy ( in color )

Here is the color version of my self portrait I did for the portrait show at Fox. It's one of my signature outfits as you can see: silver jacket, green vans etc. I added my cool guy shades cause Lorna thought it was wierd that I did'nt have eyes.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Liam, The Turtle, and The Frog

My hiatus is almost over. I know, it took a long time to start some new personal work. But I really needed the trips, the family time and the rest. It's been amazing. And now I am beginning a new series of paintings, and I have big plans for them. I draw inspiration from my son Liam. He brings joy to everyone w/ his spirit and enthusiasm. Having this time w/ him, at this age, and watching him grow into his character has been unreal. Anyways, anxious to bust out the oils and start painting. I'll post the finished ptg. when I'm done, but it'll probably be awhile, since I'm going back to work on Tuesday.

Friday, August 31, 2007


I was asked to posts these a bit larger. Here ya go.


Here are some Mech sketches I always liked. I did them from my toys. At my old aptartment, I used to let the neighbors' kids play w/ my toys on the porch. These were their favorites. I only have one of these guys left, and he's missing his toes. But he's still cool. I keep him at work.

Actually, Yosemite...

Actually, Yosemite feels more like this...The high country that is. Wusup to the other Patrick. You lucky bastard. I really miss this one.

Friday, August 24, 2007


Off to Yosemite. Sweet G and I are going to the high country to visit Uncle Dyno . Gonna squeeze in one last trip before I go back to work. Ahh yeahh. Later.