Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Spent the afternoon in the Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Painted in front of the SF Music Concourse. Most of the leaves have already fallen onto the ground and park benches, but there's just a small amount of bright yellow leaves left.... hanging onto those tree branches!
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Monday, December 06, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Here's a closer look at another painter painting along the edge of the upper parking lot.
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Monday, November 01, 2010
Out of respect we were not allowed to paint exact names from headstones. But this particular grave belonged to a World War II veteran. One would think of this paintout to be creepy, but it was actually quite the opposite.
As with all on location paintings, lighting can play tricks on your eyes. I struggled with this one a bit, but kept reworking it throughout the afternoon.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Updates - As for now, I'm gearing up for a new gig as a sketch card artist on a number of projects. If all things go well, this may carry over into next year. But for now, here's a little teaser on a new star wars sketch card I'm working on.
Bounty Hunter: Boba Fett
(2.5" x 3" watercolors, gouache and brush pens)
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
There's already tons of great entries posted and majority of them have been made digitally. Hopefully I can bring something different to table, just like my Scribblenauts entry in the past.
Here's a couple progress shots so far.....
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
I probably could have spent another hour or two on my painting. Although I enjoyed working on the roof and ripples from the water fountain, I really wanted to continue tightening up the walls and grassy area....But being out in the sun for 2-3 hours is really draining. There's always next time!
Sunday, July 04, 2010
This was done during the last 20 minute session for the evening. Not a lot of strong lighting contrast from the angle I was sitting... but I really enjoyed drawing his profile. Sketching on this canson paper felt great! I was trying to track down a sketch book filled with this paper but seems to be Sold Out or discontinued.... do let me know if you know a place! So for now I look forward to trying out some other earth-toned paper.
Friday, July 02, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Wow, that turned into a self critique? Hahaha. I'll be sure to scan in the finished painting and add to the next post, Thanks!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I've encountered this rule at last year's King Tut Exhibit. A security guard stopped me as I just started. It was at the end of the exhibit that I find out I should have been allowed to sketch. Has anyone heard of this rule at other museums?
Well, it's still worth the visit to see these paintings up close. Masterful lighting and brush techniques.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
April 10th - Opening Reception during Sacramento's 2nd Saturday Art Walk.
4pm to 6pm - Preview Wine and Cheese Party!
Patris Studio Gallery at S12
1200 S. Street
Gallery Dates: April 10 - May 31
Friday, April 09, 2010
Monday, March 01, 2010
If you ever drive down Lucas Valley, it's a wonderful windy drive with trees that remind me of the chase scene from Return of the Jedi. After making a right onto Nicasio Valley, you'll come up to the small town of Nicasio.
Landmarks like Druid's Hall, St. Mary's Church and the General store are visitor favorites....but I was more fascinated with the lush green grass and scattered big rocks along the hills behind the church.
Sunday, February 07, 2010
Title: "The smaller things in life"
Medium: Gouache on watercolor paper
Painting size: 4" x 6"
Frame size: 11" x 13"
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Here's a quick progress shot of a painting I'm planning to donate at the end of this week. The bird is an American Robin and can be seen in parks such as the Presidio. It's turning out darker than I anticipated so I'll have to touch up the head and feathers before I submit.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Currently displayed at Java Point Cafe
The kind folks at Java Point Cafe has allowed me to hang a handful of my paintings. If you're looking for some good breakfast, sandwiches, coffee, local art....and awesome customer service, then definitely stop by. Above is a sketch I drew 2 years ago while having lunch with some friends.....try drawing at that angle if you dare.
Java Point Cafe
366 1st St
Benicia, CA 94510
Sunday, January 10, 2010
An exhibit of original art work (paintings and sculptures) no larger than 8" x 8". Participating artists from all over California. The theme is "Take a Chance on Miniatures!" Basically....stop by the museum and purchase a raffle ticket $5/each (or 5 raffle tix for $20). Just fill out your contact info on the ticket stub and drop in the box below the painting you'd like to take home! ----------->
The winners will be contacted at the end of the exhibit (Jan. 10, 2010).
Napa Valley Museum
55 Presidents Circle
Yountville, CA 94599
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