Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Testing the blogger app

Hey folks. I just downloaded the Blogger app for my smart ass phone. Not much customization at all. I may have to look into alternative blog apps.

I want to put more focus and time into blogger and YouTube. So I thought it would be good to familiarize myself with the mobile options.

PS- Hamburger Helper is changing its name to Hamburger Personal Assistant & Publicist.
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thursday, December 30, 2010

BookOfFaces photography

little nature

little bugs


toy camera

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Elmer's Painters review

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Los Angeles art show: Night of the Nick-Nacks

Art inspired by the movie Return to Oz and the books of L. Frank Baum.

Opening Reception: February 27, 2010, 6-10pm

Exhibition runs through March 23, 2010

Featuring work by:

Douglas Alvarez

Dan Barry

Nicole Bruckman


Jehan Choo

Edward Robin Coronel


Cyrus Fire

Sara Haase

Kirsten Huntley Gabbe

Leslie Levings

Jason Rudolph Pena

Richard Sala

Chris Stangl

Jennifer Tong

Christopher Umana

Kelly Vivanco

Steven Weissman

Alex Willan

Azikwe Andrews,

Shahid Brown

Elizabeth Caffey

Jose Carrabes

Anna Chung

Joel Daavid

Bob Dornberger

Sarah Freeman

Walt Hall

Matt Key

Jennifer Lewis

Michael Pukac

Danni Shinya Lou

Julianna Swaney

Ted Von Heiland

Nick Wildermuth

N.C. Winters

Friday, January 22, 2010

Keep cool, my babies. Conan will return.

I painted this portrait of Conan O'Brien. I love Conan's show. There were so many late night laughs I've shared with my friends.

I was always on his side during the late night wars and I hate to see his show get destroyed by NBC. But I am hopeful. I know Conan will return and be better than ever. I can't wait.

Until then, I will keep cool, my babies.

You can watch the video of the Conan painting being made. I hope you enjoy. :]

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

OhNo!Doom....but in a good way.

I was going to show three new paintings at the Painted Ladies exhibit at the A.Okay Official gallery in Chicago next month. A few things have changed.

I just got an email from the curators, Max & Lana, and they have postponed the art show until June 201o. They have also moved the show from A.Okay Official to the much larger OhNo!Doom gallery. This should be a lovely art show. The artists are all paying homage to the loveliness of the ladies.

The Bad News: You have to wait a few more months for the Painted Ladies exhibit.
The Good News: The postponement will give the artists ample time to paint some beautiful work. Good things come to those who wait.

Further information on OhNo!Doom gallery:

OhNo! Doom has been a popular art space in Chicago for the past two years. Created by designers to showcase artists of the same genre. This winter OhNo!Doom opens the doors of a new and larger gallery space with it's two new members, Max Bare and Lana Crooks (previously the curators of A.Okay Official), at 1800 N. Milwaukee Ave. Located in Wicker Park, Chicago, a neighborhood known for its intense nightlife and rich artists' community.

Max Bare & Lana Crooks


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The "Auditeur" story.

This is a special print for all you passionate music lovers out there.

The subject in this print is listening to something on her headphones. What song do you think she's listening to?

Even though she is listening to some good tunes, she is distracted by something. Possibly another album that looks like it might be interesting?

If you're really passionate about music, you definitely have some favorite songs of all time, but you're always on the look out for more favorites. Your search for that PERFECT song never ends, so you continue to listen to new things. That's what this print represents.

~Jason Rudolph Peña

Friday, August 21, 2009


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Times Like These (acoustic)

I was listening to this song all day. I couldn't help but think of how it's the perfect soundtrack for a day like today.

I'm not a huge fan of the Foo Fighters, but I really do think Dave Grohl is an incredible musician who writes incredible songs.

Here's an acoustic version of "Times Like These". Dave Grohl delivers on this one. He should do more acoustic's a beautiful version.