Monday, December 31, 2012

The last painting of the year

I just finished this still life! Good Bye 2012!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

And Sunday too!

might as well finish the year off in good shape.


I finished the utility box on Thursday and I guess I had a day off.... Saturday we had a figure session in the morning and the attendance was light so I painted this 4" x 5" from a 30 minute pose.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Last side finished.....

I finished this side yesterday just in time for the December art walk. Even got the four coats of graffiti protection. I'm exhausted. If you look at the clearance between the box and the street, it's not much. I'll measure but it's less that 36". I put on layers and layers of clothes and at one point earplugs. Started working in the rain one day but it stopped and all was well in the end. 
This side of the street was a little easier because there wasn't the constant spill of people getting off the Metro and busses but there was a major bus and trucks and people. Mostly lots of supportive and appreciative people but some funny stories. One ten year old girl came by with her mom and in kind of a hysterical voice said, "what if you make a mistake?" Now there's a real artist in the making.

Friday, December 21, 2012

this sort of looks just like  yesterday but there's more paint. I started on the drawing of the third side and hope that the rain comes and goes before I get there again.

Thursday, December 20, 2012


Good weather today . Finished side one and got a good start on the second side. More tomorrow!

I got this far yesterday. On my way over to finish and start side two.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Rain then another step closer

I had time set aside yesterday but it rained all afternoon. So today I got the primer on and I'm ready to start painting in the morning!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Day one

Maybe this doesn't look like much progress but it took all day to prep the box before priming.
The worst is that posters get stuck on the box and then they get covered up with another layer of paint. Yuck. But it's ready to go.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Utility Box Images for Wilshire and Western #2

I worked on these studies over the week end and came up with four landscapes that are from the surrounding neighborhood. I went just a couple of blocks in each direction from where the box is located.





 this location is less congested than the other corner because there's no bus stop.The weather is good so I'm excited to get going!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Great News! Another Uitlity Box at Wilshire and Western

I'm very happy to report that I get to do another box on the other corner of Wilshire and Western- the south west corner for neighborhood followers. I've been working on ideas for the past two weeks and will get the studio done this week. Then it's out to prep and prime and then get to work.

The above painting isn't finished yet. It's the historic Langham building- site of lots of old movies. I'll add more detail in the am.

And this is 6th Street that includes the Chapman Market circa 1928.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Holiday Sale

Art is a great gift! I have a large number of small day paintings and studies for larger commissions as you can see below. Prices start at $125 with big discounts when you purchase more than one. Framing and shipping are also available at reasonable rates.

The studio sale starts next Thursday at the Wilshire Center Art Walk. Internet sales start now! Payment through Paypal or you can call me at 562 547-8978 to make arrangements or give me a card number.