Thursday, July 3, 2014

Aunt's Project

My Aunt wanted some pictures about her memories of my grandpa for a project. Tried to deliver what she wanted- did it in a quicker style, but they took a long time to finish as I had to find little windows of time to work after hours.

Thursday, June 12, 2014


These are a deer and a raccoon skull.  We painted them for a still life session on Friday morning.  Painting the range of color that shows up on white subject is a really fun challenge to tackle.
Here are some pastels from a workshop I took at work.  The emphasis was on light and color- I learned a ton! These pieces were done around the Eastbay, and many of them in overcast lighting. We had an 1-1.5 hrs to paint at a given session.  

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Plein Air Church

Plein Air is not my forte, but it's fun.

Monday, January 13, 2014

A finished painting

I always spend an hour or two on paintings-they are mostly quicker studies.  This time I set up a still life and took my sweet time with it.  It was set up with natural light, and I painted from life.  I changed tactics for this painting and laid all of the most saturated colors first and worked from there.  It was a great exercise as I tend to lose vibrancy in my oil paintings.

Portrait painting + guns and stuff

I decided to increase the amount I paint and expand my horizons a bit. It would be great to eventually be able to paint a portrait in oils. To work my way up I did some photoshop painting of a generic face to start figuring faces out- it's hard, and my process is not good. Anyway, I did it, and then added some armor and a gun because all my paintings are of fruit. Turns out I don't know what guns and armor look like- my best guess was metal trapezoids and rectangles:)

More backgrounds for a friend's project

Friday, November 15, 2013