Painting inspired by Sekumpul Waterfall in Bali

During both adventures to Bali, I visited the Sekumpul Waterfall in North Bali. It is a breathtakingly beautiful and magical place. I would visit a hundred times or more if I could! When you get to the bottom of a million stairs or so, you walk across a bridge over the river, up alongside the mountain a …

Commissioned to recreate smaller version of Reflections of Peace painting

From time to time, I get commissioned to recreate a certain painting, either with a different color scheme, size, or other feature from the original. I recently painted the “Reflections of Peace” painting, and was asked to recreate a smaller version. Here is the recreated painting, from start to finish, including its new home:          

Latest Artwork: Reflections of Peace acrylic painting

After a few commission projects, I was itching to paint what was in my mind and heart. This piece, “Reflections of Peace,” created itself in the moment, I didn’t have a complete image in my mind when I started, but it came together as I played with the paint. Here are photos of the process …

Twin Latte Stones Commission Painting

A recent commission piece I did for a client (who is now officially a collector!) is a latte stone painting, representing his twin daughters. This is the third painting I’ve done for this amazing client of mine, and honored to fill his wall with meaningful art! Painting is 24″x30″ acrylic on stretched canvas. Here are …

King’s Restaurant Guam Commission Artworks

I recently completed a commission project for the newly renovated King’s Restaurant in Tamuning, Guam. I created two large artworks, each 48″x48″ latte stones, one in pieces on the ground, and one standing upright, both in jungle background settings. Here are photos of the process from start to finish:

Paintings Inspired by the Beautiful Flame Trees on Guam

I was recently inspired by the season of flame trees in full bloom here on Guam. Truly a sight to see, these vibrant red and orange flowers will demand your attention and invite your appreciation for such beauty. As I drove by a particularly amazing flame tree in Hagatna, I knew that it would be …

Latest Creation: Purple Tree Goddess

Catching a break between commission work, I decided to paint an image that has been marinating in my mind’s eye for some time now. The Purple Tree Goddess image is one the represents the rich strength of nature, and that the energy that runs through the trees is the same energy that runs through us. …

Recreating Freedom: A Commission Painting Project

Awhile back I had painted a piece titled Freedom, and it eventually sold at one of my events. The buyer recently contacted me to commission two paintings just like it, except one would have more blues. Here is the first one, done in the likeness of the original. ETA: Blue piece has been finished and …

Black and White Divine Mother Commission Painting

The Divine Mother painting commissions continue! This one is especially unique because it is done in only black, white, and gold paint for a modern style finish for my client’s new office. This piece is a 16″x20″ acrylic on stretched canvas, and to follow are photos and videos of the painting process.

A Starfish Commission Painting in the Making!

Commission complete! A starfish was requested, now it’s time to sign, seal and deliver. This was a really fun piece. I got to play with my new palette knives to create that blended impasto look for the background. Metallic blue and gold were also used in this painting. 30″x30″ acrylic on stretched canvas.

The Making of  a Golden Goddess Painting

Time for some sponge action to create a full-textured Golden Goddess painting commission, inspired by the original Life Force paintings I did a couple years back. This piece was commissioned through the Divine Mother fundraiser campaign to open my art studio. Here’s a play-by-play of the sponging action and close-ups on the textures.

Limited Edition Latte Stone Print Sold to Pete the Collector

The original, first Latte Stone painting that I’d done to start a project intending to create 100 Latte Stone paintings in 1 year. That was a couple years ago, and I’m not sure if I’ve reached 100. I have painted many latte stones though! I got in a special print on metal of this piece, …

Commission Painting Process & Story of a Moonlit Jungle Scene

So when I get a commission request, they often show up as an idea and it evolves from there. Here is the a recent request that I received for this almost-finished moonlit jungle painting: How are you?  We follow you on Instagram and love your paintings!  Our 11th wedding anniversary is in April so we …

A Pair of Unique Divine Mother Painting Commissions

The first set of commissioned Divine Mother paintings are just about finished, with maybe a few adjustments before they are released. They are each unique, one in similar likeness to the original, and one with a different look and feel. I wanted to incorporate the balance between grounded roots (and DNA), and outstretching light and spirit. …

Strength in Roots Commission Painting

Earlier this month I was commissioned to paint a 2nd piece for a lovely little family. The first one was for the little girl’s birthday a couple years ago, and now that baby brother has entered the world, time for a new birthday painting! I created this one in similar likeness to his big sister’s …

First Rooster Painting of the Year, Created and SOLD!

Right after I painted the Divine Mother piece, next up was a rooster to go on wall at the new MoSa’s Joint in Hagatna, my home away from home. Here is a play by play of the painting process, as well as a photo of the guys that came in and bought it (specifically the …

The Biggest Latte Stone I’ve Ever Painted!

So I was up late one night (I think it was new year’s day? or the 2nd?) and decided to just go ahead and paint the giant canvas sitting in my room. Over the course of several hours, the biggest latte stone I’ve ever painted emerged. I have been loving using the crosshatch style of …

An Amazing Adventure at Jonas Gerard’s Art Studio & Gallery

Previous posts detailed my trip to Asheville, North Carolina for a business retreat as a part of the Uplevel Academy Gold program that I am in. I shared about the retreat, and then did a whole post on my explorations of downtown Asheville as well as a post just for my explorations of the River Arts District in Asheville. …

New Art Stuffs on the Easel & in the Sketchbook

A typhoon of art inspirations taking over my little studio room. Pulled everything out to get a good look at this sea of art inventory. Painted a couple new abstract pieces; a thick impasto-like abstract Guam sunset in blues and golds (16″x20″), and an abstract purplish flower piece (24″x36″). All acrylic paint. Also, I sketched …