Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Here's another work in progress for an upcoming Miniatures Exhibit. This one measures 2" x 3" and will be framed. I'll be sure to scan the painting when it's complete.
The first hour was spent applying washes and blocking in the main shapes. But by that time... the sun decided to burst out of the clouds. Not so gloomy anymore?! Personally, this was a challenging paint out and I have to admit I was not happy with the results. I may scan later to post, but I'd really like to make a second attempt at this location.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
PARK(ing) Day is an annual, one-day, global event where artists, activists, and citizens independently but simultaneously temporarily transform metered parking spots into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public parks.
Here we have 3 additional tables and 18 chairs spilling into what usually is a 15 minute parking zone.
Anyone can participate in PARK(ing) Day, though it is strictly a non-commercial project, intended to promote creativity, civic engagement, critical thinking, unscripted social interactions, generosity and play.
For more info on the origin of Park(ing) Day: Click here
I wish we could have been out here all day, but Park(ing) day was only approved for a max of 2-hours. Mostly spent my time meeting and chatting with passerby's. I'd have to say I spend just under an hour blocking in shapes and colors.
Not very happy with the results I decided to try and save the painting by reworking it at home whenever the opportunity arose. It's one of those things where I might have been better off starting from scratch again. But I'll be sure to scan the updated painting and share in the next post.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
purchased it is an avid cyclist, I thought it was
fitting to include someone bicycling in
Friday, November 06, 2009
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Here's a closer look at some of the early signatures and sketches by me, Ikumi Moriya-Presing (graphic designer) and Bill Presing (Pixar).Auction ended sharply at 9:00pm, and a lot of art were purchased that night!!!
SOLD! This little kitty has found a new home in Oakland, CA. Thank you Karen for your support :)
WonderHill Studios (Game Co.), Ghostbot Studios (Esurance commercials) and Pixar Animation. It was auctioned off for over $300! I sure wish I had that hanging in my living room.
A big thank you to Bill, Cindy, the volunteers, the participating artists and to all the wonderful people that purchased a painting to help benefit the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society.
Sunday, November 8th 12-4 pm
Location: 1809 4th Street, Berkeley CA
The 4th Annual Purrcasso Art and Craft Sale and Gala will be held on November 7th and 8th, 2009 to help benefit the shelter animals at the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society. A wide variety of artwork and crafts from local and international artists will be on display for sale.
To see more artist contributions, visit the Purcasso blog.
Monday, November 02, 2009
If you're in the Ontario, Canada area check out the in-store display of tribute art on November 7th. Then on November 8th, the Iron Giant website will post all the submissions.