Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Urban Painter Spotted

Wandered the streets of San Francisco (near Union Square) and saw a gentleman sitting down with his easel. From across the street I thought he was painting the urban landscape.... ....but he was actually touching up 6 pre-painted canvases at the same time. That cable car scene in the middle has got to be my favorite...but I like the one in his hands too......talk about inspiration!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

China Camp shores

Still having that high 70 degree weather in Marin.....took advantage and did some plein air painting along the shores of China Camp in San Rafael, Ca. Wow, I have to admit I'm a bit rusty painting on location but it felt really good to be outdoors again.....in November?
Here's a closer look at another painter painting along the edge of the upper parking lot.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Coffee Break

Here's an oldie sketch that I recently found in one of my (many) sketch books....very similar my food court sketch and my Chinatown sketch. I remember roaming around Filmore St. @ San Francisco, looking for a paper store and needing to take a coffee break on the way.....oh, and to bust out a quick sketch while waiting. Speaking of coffee....time for a coffee break :)

Monday, November 01, 2010

Halloween Paintout in Bodega, CA - Calvary Cemetary

Nice break from the miniature sketch card paintings in the studio..... Took a road trip to the town of Bodega, CA for a Halloween themed paintout. I chose to set up at the entrance to the Calvary Cemetery.

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.


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