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

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The impossible violet

This is from yesterdays 5hr alla prima session.  16"x20", oil on canvas.   Learnin learnin. 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

she's french

5 hr painting done while listening to french music. Pretty cool...
and i simplified her right knee area since this was taken.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

san antonio mission retreat and paintings

j.j., 20"x16", oil on canvas
 julie, 20"x16", oil on canvas
San Antonio Mission, 10"x10", oil on panel
 Walters' Home, 5"x7", oil on panel
Roses, 7"x11", oil on panel
piece begun today, 30"x15", oil on canvas

This past weekend California Art Club provided the opportunity to visit the San Antonio Mission de Padua to paint with a fellow 50 other painters.  Needless to say it was a remarkable experience as we all gathered up in a remote location to paint and enjoy each others company.  Some paintings are from the retreat and the Walters' beautiful home who invited the painters to their splendid home.  The portraits i painted monday and the back study i began today, the last painting to the 'black and white' series currently hanging at Studio Arts.


The following image has been provided by California Art Club.