Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wednesday afternoon in the studio

I had time between classes and found a bunch of radishes at Ralph's. I've done this one before but it's been years. Going outside tomorrow so this is my warm up!
8"x8" 
Oil on canvas

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Final Life Drawing Workshop

We start the final life drawing workshop of the summer on Monday August 7 at 9:30am. There are a few spots left. Enroll here! 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Life Painting

This is the second evening this summer that I've gotten together with artist friends, hired a model and just painted. There were four of us and the three hours flew by. It's energizing to work on my own projects. Have to remember this as teaching sometimes takes precedence,



This is the underpainting in burnt sienna.



About an hour or so in. I'm working on gessoed water color paper.


2 1/2  hours. Don't want to overwork but I'll most likely go in and fix the ear but not much else.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Summer Workshops


This is a gesture paint painting that studio student Melissa Yi did during our summer workshop. She's been in the studio for the past year and a half with one on the passes I sell that let's the student attend every class I give. She's a fantastic artist and is headed to college. She'll be missed on the studio! For info on the classes here Summer Life Drawing Workshops.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Touching up

I've been out doing some small paintings and as usual bring them back to the studio about 80% finished. Here are four I just worked on again.
I feel like they are resolved.

 
Antelope Valley
Oil on canvas 
6" x12".  4/17


I got lucky enough to get out to Palm Springs to see my friend Lynda Keeler's show also in April. Just had time to do two little paintings from her yard.



Afternoon Light
8"x6" 
 oil on canvas. 4/17
 
"Across the Valley"
6"x12"
Oil on canvas 4/17

Then a couple of weeks ago I went out to find these palm trees on the road between Valencia and Ventura. I was going to paint them last year on a freezing cold day. I didn't know if I could find them again or if they were as cool as I remembered. So glad to see them again on a beautiful warm day.

  
"Palms at Fillmore "
6"x8"
Oil on canvas 5/17

Monday, April 24, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

Friday afternoon

I haven't worked this small in a long time. It wasn't working and wasn't working and then suddenly it was done!
oil on canvas 5" x 5"