Saturday, August 11, 2012

Mini paintings from sketchbook

I started doing little paintings in my sketchbook. Some are for a personal project, and a couple are from life.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Bones and Skulls

We painted some animal skulls today. I was able to paint for an hour before I had to go back to work, but it was still long enough to get a study in. 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday Morning Veggies

Veggies for the Friday morning painting session

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Big Sardines

I haven't been able to finish a painting for a while, so I painted these babies tonight until I felt content. The colors are off. The real painting is lighter in value, and has less of a warm wash over it.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Week 2 flower

Another from our Wednesday session. I'm learning a new approach towards painting and it has been very helpful, but I'm very slow with it and never get past a certain stage. Looking forward to try and loosen up and gain some confidence.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Quick Photoshop Painting

Here's a photoshop painting from the weekend. It's for an after hours side project.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


We painted flowers this week. I had to leave early on this one. Many of the objects are just blocked in.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Metal Session

Painting from our Friday morning sessions.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Plein air

I bought me-self a pochade box and went out to a trail near my house to test out the whole set up. It was great, i painted for about 1.5 hrs until my hands started getting too cold to continue-

Friday, March 9, 2012

Relfective Metal Session

This week's painting session- reflective metal. There is a lot wrong with the painting, but it was a great exercise.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Workshop 1

Learning from Randall Sexton. Participating in a 10 week class that meets every Wednesday. I've already learned some different techniques toward drawing the still life, giving dimension to the subjects and blocking in values and color. I didn't get to finish this piece, but it was a good study.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Flowers And Oranges

I painted the flower on Monday night after work for fun, and the orange slices during our weekly painting session.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

sketches feb 25

Here are some recent pics from my sketchbook, and a sketch/painting that was just for kicks.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Painting Session Feb 17 and 24

The sessions for these two were crinkled paper and sliced lemons. The lemon painting's colors are all wacky and I will take a better picture of it in normal lighting and with a better camera when I'm home.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Painting sessions from last 3 weeks

I'm missing one painting between the time that we painted eggs, and the translucency study. It was the first session we did of a translucent object- I learned a ton from it and will post it later when I have access to it again.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

recent sketches

Not Still Life Fruit

I tried to paint something imagined- it's really hard! These two paintings are for a fun project with a friend of mine here in Oakland. It was pretty humbling, but I think I realized a lot of things I want to try and learn.

Monday, January 2, 2012