Wednesday, December 14, 2011

New Facebook Fan Page

Finally took the time to create a Facebook Fan Page :)

I'll slowly update with photos/video's of shows/galleries/future adventures!

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Upcoming Group Show

All framed up and ready to go!

For an upcoming Group Show
More details coming soon!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Hudeman Slough, Sonoma Ca.

One of the downfalls of plein air painting in the Winter!!!

The day started with showers during the first 2 hours but I set up underneath an abandoned structure.

Setting up and ready for a tractor study.

At the end of the day I ended up painting 3 separate watercolor studies.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Ring Mountain - Corte Madera, Ca

October Paintout along the trail of Ring Mountain, Corte Madera CA. Bringing my cart up that hill was the challenging part :)

But the view was well worth it!!!
(9" x 12" pastels on waterboard)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

AVENGERS sketch cards

As excited I am to see the 2012 Avengers.... these cards were for the famous British Spy-Fi television series, "AVENGERS" featuring the lovely Emma Peel and intriguing John Steed.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Friday, October 07, 2011

Real Steel - Sneak Peak

Just a quick sneak peak at a
Real Steel sketch I finished up,
colored version coming soon :)

Monday, October 03, 2011

APE Goodies

Always fun to see fellow artists @ Ape-Con. The con was much larger than previous years.... I was in such a hurry.... sorry if I missed your table!!! Here's some of the goodies I was able to go home with!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pastels - Point Reyes, CA

Limantour Beach @ Point Reyes, Ca.

It rained in the morning but let up... just enough to paint. This was quite a tricky view since the heavy fog kept rolling in/out of the hills. But still a fun experiment with watercolors and pastels. Both of which... would get destroyed if it ever rained, LOL.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Plein Air - Yountville, CA

(9" x 12" watercolors & gouache on watercolor board)

Long Horns @ Yountville, Ca?

I thought I'd never see Long Horns unless I visited Texas??? Last weekend I visited the town of Yountville, CA. Another great tourist spot for wine tasting and yummy bakeries... not to mention the world famous restaurant, French Laundry and owner Thomas Keller.

You might have remembered seeing Keller on the DVD Special Features of Ratatouille.... where he served as a consultant during Pixar's culinary research for the 2007 animated film :)

So back to those Long Horns.....

I didn't feel like setting up around the restaurant where there's way too much foot traffic so I continued driving and turning onto Yount Street. It began to look like a lonesome road that would most likely take me to a private winery. And just before I drove any further a huge Long Horn was hanging out by a large tree!!!

I was just in awe.... seeing these Long Horns up close but remembered to keep a SAFE distance. That was not much of a sturdy fence! So I parked my car off to the slanted shoulder and set up my easel. Above is a progress shot.... with blown out lighting due to the direct sun light right above me. One of the disadvantages of doing plein air in the late afternoon. I'll be sure to scan in the final painting and share, Thanks!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Super Toy and Comic Show 2011

What a blast during the Super Toy & Comic Show (San Jose, Ca). The fine folks at Time Tunnel put together another great event on Saturday. Thanks again to all the peeps that stopped by my table just to chat while I worked on some sketch cards :)
See a closer look @ the Biker Scout Trooper and Good Ole' Captain America sketch cards [HERE]

Monday, July 18, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

Richardson Bay, Mill Valley Ca.

(5" x 9" Gouche on Watercolor board)

Spent the afternoon driving passed Mill Valley and taking the same exit towards Stinson Beach. Met up with fellow plein air painters to paint along the Richardson Bay. Decided to include some passerby's.... on kayaks!!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Frost Giant Sneak Peak

Trying to finish up a Frost Giant sketch card...

See the finished sketch card here: [link]

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Behind the Scene: Creating a sketchcard for offical 2011 "War of the Worlds" set

A few of you have contacted me and requested I create a tutorial or "behind the scenes" demo of how I create a sketchcard for a licensed set? Here's an example to how I chose a simple scene... and why I set the composition this particular way. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

The Milwaukie Art and Artisan Market - June 12th, 10am - 2pm

Take home a piece of art!!! I've been working with the fine folks at Keylime Design Studios in Oregon and they whipped up these nifty magnets that will be made available during the "The Milwaukie Art &Artisan Market" on JUNE 12th and JULY 23rd (10am - 2pm).

Milwaukie Masonic Lodge
10636 SE Main St.
Milwaukie, OR 97222

More info and Additional event dates: TBA

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park - Kenwood, CA

Found a great spot off one of the trails and decided to set up in front of this Sonoma Creek Waterfall. The bad part about this paintout was the MOSQUITOES!

(9" x 12" Gouache on Watercolor board)
Sugarloaf Ridge Creek is on the list of 70 parks in California scheduled to close down this July.... that means no more pubic access for hikers and... plein air painters!!! For now there is an Assembly Bill No.42 that would grant access for non-profits to enter operating agreements with State Parks without having to go through the legislative process. Here's a link to more info on the park closures: [link]

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Town of Glen Ellen, CA

(5"x7" gouache on watercolor board)

Took a drive out to Glen Ellen, CA......Where's that?! The town is located along Hwy 12, just between Sonoma and Santa Rosa. Made a stop at the Jack London Village shops and set up my easel. Turned out to be a nice, warm and sunny afternoon so I thought I'd try to capture folks enjoying lunch in the outdoor patio. Happy Easter weekend!

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Castello di Amorosa, Calistoga CA

(5" x 7" gouche on watercolor board)

Latest paintout from the Castello di Amorosa Winery in Calistoga, CA. First time getting rained out and almost called it QUITS, but decided to try and use the trunk of my SUV as shelter. Now that my set up held up well.... no more excuses of being Rained Out!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

War of the Worlds

This is the Biggest puzzle set I've ever worked on..... almost finished with this huge 8 card puzzle.


Gerald's Sketch Cards

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