Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Apple a Day: update

Sorry for the lack of posting in the past week, I've taken on a few projects that has taken up most of my time. But I'll be sure to keep ya posted as soon as they are completed. Above is a quick update of my "apple a day" project. Sketches range from 45 minutes to as quick as 10 minutes. To take a closer look, click here or click the apple button ---->

Friday, January 15, 2010

Joy Cove, Benicia Ca

Oh what a treat, a handful of us painters were granted access to Joy Cove which is owned by Phil Joy's Moving Company. For any painter, this place was like being a kid at a candy store. There's boats, cranes, houses on stilts......and so many more knick-knacks to paint. Well, this particular painting was sort of based on memory.
(2"x4" gouache on watercolor paper)

Currently displayed at Java Point Cafe

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Alcatraz Island

Fog is such a big part of the Bay Area, but if you're lucky enough to visit on a clear day...Alcatraz Island aka "The Rock" is fantastic! Here's a view from Marina Blvd. I'm trying out a slightly wider format than usual.....I'm liking it :)
(2"x4" gouache on watercolor paper)

Currently displayed at Java Point Cafe

Java Point Cafe, Benicia Ca

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.
(photos taken by Amanda S. of yelp)

Java Point Cafe
366 1st St

Benicia, CA 94510

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Last chance - Miniature Painting Raffle, Napa Ca

Here's my framed miniature painting donation. Today is the last day to purchase a raffle ticket at the Napa Valley Museum. Later this evening, all winners will be announced. Good luck! I've got my eye on a couple paintings....I sure wouldn't mind taking home (details below).
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

Click Here for Directions

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Peace Pagoda

Afternoon paint out in the heart of Japan Town (corner of Buchanan and Post St) San Francisco, Ca.
(2" x 3.5" gouache on watercolor paper)

Sunday, January 03, 2010

New Years resolution

No new gym membership or drastic change in diet, but I've decided to try something new this year, "an apple a day". I've made a separate blog dedicated to this personal project and it's only three days in, but be sure to stop by and check out the progress each day....even on the weekends :)

I've created a shortcut button on the right side ------->

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Artist trading card swap

Just a few months ago I joined an artist trading card group that have occasional swaps between other artist. It was brought to my attention from the talented illustrator, Brian Gubicza. This is my first swap and the theme was "Imaginary Landscapes".....look familiar?
(2.5" x 3.5" gouache on watercolor paper)

Friday, January 01, 2010

Angel Island, Sausalito Ca

Miniature painting during a lunch break along the water front main street of Sausalito, Ca. Here's a view of Angel Island. Accessible by Ferry great place to hike, bike or just to have a picnic.
(2" x 3" gouache on watercolor paper)

Gerald's Sketch Cards

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