Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Still life a drawring

 'still life with frog',  16"x12", oils on board
 pen n ink
le pen n ink

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

long time... here's some stuff

2 week pose (6hrs) in david simons quick sculpt class at LAAFA.  Stands at 13", oil based clay.

Another 2 week sculpt from David Simons class.  Stands at 11.5".  I might finish this one with photo reference just to see how i'd finish.
 drawings done on a 18"x12"sheet of paper.
 value studies, 20 mins, 6"x8"

Some copies i did.  first is on a panel 8"x10", other two are on 5"x8" panels.  I have a couple more tiny ones and i  had one larger Repin one which came out looking great but disappeared before i got to shoot photos.  Sad loss, i liked that painting. I think it was 9"x12", maybe a couple inches larger.

then a series of still lives, all 8"x10", and a painting 14"x11".

I'm currently working on a painting 50"x30" based on the smaller Vegas, and a Michelangelo painting based on the statue at Forest Lawn, which turned into a commission.

Hope the holidays are going well, cheers!

Friday, October 5, 2012

le update.

little color study for a larger 'vegas', 5 hr alla prima today... couldn't get a photo with correct lighting... tom i will, and progress on 'reclining on couch'.  Got a little stuck on the latter. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

call me professor kat :)

Teaching at the amazing Kline Academy of Fine Art. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

prepatory stuff

some studies, then the sketch for the final piece. 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012


 thought this photo was neat
 quick still life from tues
  these last three snapshots are of Preferred Plants, my moms silk flower shop.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

this weeks attempts.

the quick sketches of plein air range from 20 mins to 1 hr.  The indoor scene was about 3hrs, the male studies about 1hr each plus or take 20 more mins, and the portrait was 5hrs.   All super fun, alot of growth and practice necessary.

i was part of a show at Skatelab this weekend, this is one of the photos from the show, it is called 'together we are strong 3'.   Rad.  Check it out.

Monday, August 27, 2012

brush milage

these are the studies i did this week.  I seem to be going through a very long plateau of sucking which can only mean one thing, i need more brush milage.  This to me was an incredibly productive week, i need to do way better then that to improve.  I'm looking forward to it.

Sunday, August 19, 2012


I love to cook.   This is me in mid project.

the following is a 5 minute watercolor done in Chris Hero's uninstructed workshop today in Helms Bakery in Culver City.  Thank you Chris for the opportunity to create art!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

now, tiny still lives.

Done in Nicole Duets class at Animation Guild.  I'm beginning to develop a healthy habit of doing a value study before the color comp.  It's worth it.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

one sketch out of many

I attended Karl Gnass two figure composition workshop where two amazing models were posing together.  This is one of the 10min sketches i did. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

now, little paintings

 This painting is from a 3 hr session at Julie Snyders studio.  I adjusted some details at home but i'm having a little trouble finishing the job.  This is 16"x12.
This are about 1 hr alla prima studies.  6"x8", the first is at Santa Barbara Mission and the other is at my friends house.  This is a kinda funny fact... i'm going through something of an empty chair syndrome.  I run outside to paint and i keep being attracted by empty chairs.  I obviously then paint it.  I getting a collection of these guys.  haha.

Monday, July 9, 2012

small drawings

 Tiny Schmid copy
 Tiny portrait of a male model from life.
Tiny Fechin copy

Sunday, July 1, 2012

a little sketch

20 mins (or 25...) at Los Feliz Drawing Workshop.  A bit rough.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


5 hr alla prima from yesterday, 16"x20",  oil on canvas

but i can't figure out which one i like best;

Monday, June 25, 2012

drawing practice

So.  I felt as if my drawings were suffering due to my lack of understanding.   As a result before i dove into a day filled with numbers i practiced by picking up Richard Schmids 'Landscapes' book and doing some quick sketch copies of  the drawings he had shared.  I love his artwork so it was absolute fun doing these.  Here are two pages, there are two more.

Friday, June 22, 2012