Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Monday's Figure Painting

Monday night's figure painting at the Riley Street art store in San Rafael. A good two hours worth of painting in oils.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

113a Monte Bello

Today I took my 113a illustration class plein air painting to observe atmospheric perspective at the Monte Bello open space preserve. I could not have asked for a better weather conditions for a typical day at the office.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Fort Cronkhite

Today's plein air painting on the beach at Fort Cronkhite in the Marin Headlands with few friends. After painting we headed back into the city for some inspiration from the pastel landscapes of Bill Cone at Studio Gallery in San Francisco.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

A Man Made Waterfall

My son fell asleep on the drive home after lunch so I decided to take the opportunity and paint a gouache study of the man made water fall at Stowe Lake in Golden Gate Park.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

SketchCrawl 22

SketchCrawl number 22 in San Francisco's Chinatown. It was a nice day to be out inhaling smokey air- I forgot how much old men love to smoke in Chinatown. Everywhere I sat down it seemed that I was covered in smoke. I was glad to see some familiar faces and meet some new one too.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

3 Gouache Figure

Monday night's figure drawing workshop, the model is Merav. These three gouache studies are from the long poses of the session, each one is 20 minutes. Once at home I decided to work on each one for a few more minutes to add in some details from memory. These are painted with a limited palette of raw sienna, alizarin crimson, black & white.