Sunday, March 30, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

I went to Nova color and did some damage.  

All eight studies are done and approved. Tomorrow I'll start prepping! I am nervous - issues with getting the supplies on site and parking and just getting used to my new outdoor studio. I hope it takes just a week for each one. Will naturally depend on the weather but I hope the designs go up easily too. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014


not finished but it's coming

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

6 and counting

What a week! A ton of students in the studio over the week end. Figure drawing is really shaping up as a class and in the afternoon I now have the help of David Watson who graduated from Mountserrat College in Massachusetts and has a bunch of experience in the contemporary art world. The best was that when faced with an impromptu lesson in two point perspective, he jumped in and did a fantastic job. 
and on top of that Nickelodeon wants to set a reality TV episode in the studio and I called the business school at Pepperdine to pitch the studio as a case study and tomorrow they are both interviewing me.......

But I have the utility boxes pending and have to reach the number eight with really good ideas. Here is #6.

Monday, March 17, 2014


Here are four studies for the next box . They need just a few touches.

And here's one I did today and will finish tomorrow- then get to work on the 6th.
The Picadelli Apartments at Wilshire and Normandie .

Monday, March 10, 2014

In progress

Progress on the Utility Boxes

In the last two weeks I have been hanging around the neighborhood at Wilshire and Normandie getting a feel for paintings that reflect the neighborhood. I have four studies almost completed and ideas for two more. I have to get eight solid paintings in total

 The painting below is just getting started. I will do the building but have the orange underpainting in place to be a light source inside of the building.

. I think I will have them by the end of the week. Here's what I have so far.