Monday, December 31, 2007

Stan Lee Painting

As promised, here's my piece for the Stan Lee Tribute Show at Gallery 1988 in Hollywood.

Title: Fury

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Working hard and now recharging

For about the past 2 weeks solid I've been painting for about 18 hours a day working on my Stan Lee Tribute piece, and a commissioned piece for the president of 42 Entertainment (the number one viral marketing company). Both paintings are turning out to be two of my strongest pieces, with the commissioned piece shaping up to be my strongest work to date. Here's a sketch of it:

Right now I'm in Chicago, the windy city, and my absolute favorite U.S. City. Whenever I'm here I feel so creative and inspired, maybe because I attended art school here or because its home to the Art Institute of Chicago, or maybe because my beautiful girlfriend lives here... either way, watch out art world, Joshua Clay is in full effect!

Today my plan is to visit the art store for some much needed supplies, and then go hunt down a local coffee shop with a good vibe so I can get some sketching done. I have a big solo show coming my way in March 2008 at Distinction Gallery in San Diego, CA so I gotta get all my pieces planned out so I can get back to painting in the studio ASAP.

The Stan Lee Tribute piece is done, and I do have some sneak peaks of it that I'll be putting up here probable tomorrow. For now, I'm off to the art store!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Right about now

I've got a lot of things in the works. I'm currently working on my piece for the Stan Lee Tribute Show thats going down at Gallery 1988 in Hollywood. For those of you that are in the dark, Stan Lee is the man behind Marvel Comics. The cool thing about this show is Mr. Stan Lee himself is gonna be present at the opening so the pressure is on to put out a super sick piece. Luckily I work best under pressure and I'm bringin the pain!

Here's the preliminary sketch for my piece:

I've already made some big changes in the final piece... but I'm not tellin what they are quite yet haha. Lemme just say the final piece is lookin great! Definitely shaping up to be one of my stronger pieces. I'll get some sneak peaks up soon.

Here's the postcard:

More about the other projects I'm working on soon enough :)

Thursday, November 29, 2007

SURU opening night

Opening night was pretty packed.

A lot of people coming and going all night long

I painted a huge pirate in the back of the boutique, it was a lot of work, but it really helped draw people in.

Look at that smile! So fresh and so clean :)

The Triple Threat, from left to right, Eric Siador, Ekundayo and Myself

You can have a gander at more photos from opening night here:
Opening night Triple Threat Photos

You can also check out the work from the show here:
Artwork from the Show

Friday, November 16, 2007


Here's 2 small pieces I painted for a show at SURU in Hollywood. I also did 4 mixed media sketches and painted a 10-12foot pirate mural, I'll get pictures uploaded hopefully tomorrow, but right now I'm beat!

Title: Overboard
Size: 7" x 10"

Title: Devil Girl
Size: 6" x 11.5"

Friday, November 9, 2007


So right now I'm working on some new pieces for my upcoming show at SURU in Hollywood. The pieces are coming out pretty solid. I've worked out a new process, which I'm pretty happy about. Having a good process is the cornerstone for creating a serious body of work. I'll get some pictures of the works in progress up tomorrow. I'm pretty much painting a solid 18 hours a day for the next four days haha

I'll try and get some sketches and such up here tomorrow also.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Dorothy Circus Preview

As promised, images of the artwork for the Dorothy Circus Show in Rome, Italy. These pieces are my babies and I hope you enjoy them :)

/ Dorothy Circus Preview \

Friday, November 2, 2007

Getting Started

Alright, I'm working on getting this blog started so I can keep my family, friends and fans up on the latest happenings.

Right now I'm eating "Big Cheez-Its" and juggleing finishing up the framing on my pieces for Italy and building this thing. I'll be dropping the pieces off at Distinction Gallery tomorrow, from there they goto New York... and from there they go to Italy. How exciting, my first show in Italy :)

I should really be working on my pieces for that SURU show in Hollywood... I have some pretty sweet sketches that I worked out on the plane ride back from Chicago, I'll have to start painting tomorrow if I'm gonna get my pieces done in time. Six small pieces by the 13th... phew, gonna be some late nights.

I'll see if I can get some images on here tomorrow.