A cool art contest is going on right now at the "Super Punch" blog (deadline end of August). The theme is "Scribblenauts", a new NDS game hitting store shelves next month. As long as you include Maxwell (the main character) in your illustration or custom figure then you're good to go. The sketch is really rough, but I decided to include:
I thought it'd be a great exercise to try and paint during lunch. This one was clocked at 40 minutes.
(gouache on watercolor board)
This felt more like the end of a pop quiz in high school....."TIME! Pencils down!". There's so much more I wanted to change and colors I wanted add, but the point was to capture a scene in the least amount of strokes & time. Really fun exercise.
This past weekend also celebrated the "Mare Island Naval Cemetery 150th Anniversary Commemoration ". I decided to paint something small to submit for the silent auction. Not sure if my painting found a home by the end of the day? But all proceeds will benefit next year's Mare Faire.
Last weekend I participated in the "Mare Faire Plein Air Paintout" with several other artist. Took place at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, Ca.
The 2-day competition ended mid Sunday afternoon and I managed to take home 3rd place :)
(gouach on watercolor board 7" x 10")
While driving around the area...this old house really caught my attention. It was huge, beat up, on 3 large sets of wheels with a sign reading "Quarters M4". I tried digging up some info on the building and here's what I was able to find.
It's full name is the "Marine Officer's Quarters Building M4" and according to Mare Island's Catalogue of Historic Resource Quarters M4 history is as follows:
Area: 4 Resource Number: M Resource Name: Officer's Quarters Classification: City Landmark Date: 1900 Type: A-Single-family residential
All painting were judged by artist, Edwin Bertolet. Both my fellow North Bay Plein Air painters took home awards as well. Iris Sabre took "Best in Show", Sergio Lopez took 1st and 2nd place. Congratulations to the both of them!