Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Working on Side 2

I went out after the LIfe Drawing Workshop and stayed until 7pm. I was pretty tired but got a lot done. Classes will keep me away until Thursday then I think I can finish this side.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Starting on another utility box

I'm working on a utility box on the northwest corner of Wilshire and Wilton this week. I put it off for weeks first because of bad weather then because the studio was busy and then because it's hard to pack everything out onto the sidewalk. But once I did, it's the best ever work. Friday a work truck pulled up and asked if I could use a pack of shop towels (yes!) Today I got a Sprite. Don't usually drink that but it was delicious. And I haven't even started painting. Many folks at this point thing I'm doing graffiti clean up maybe as a volunteer or community service. The boxes need some arduous prep before they can be painted but I'm ready to go. 



Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Memorial Day

Jacaranda on Chestnut and 10th
oil on canvas
14” x 11”

Friday, May 24, 2019

Jacaranda 2,3 and 4

oil on canvas
14" x 11"

This is my fourth day out painting the jacaranda bloom. There are a few streets in Long Beach where the city mandates that only jacarandas can be planted. It's tough on the neighbors but makes an absolutely display. 
On my second day I did a painting that didn't work.
The third isn't finished and will be used as a study for a new utility box in Los Angeles. More on that later!