Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Drawings of Signe

Monday morning drawings from Michael Markowitz figure drawing studio in San Francisco. Michael has one of the better figure drawing environments that I have been to, he even has a freshly baked cake and tea for a snack on the models long break. The model is Signe and the pose range from 7 - 20 minutes.

Petaluma Plein Air

8th North Bay Plein Air Painters paint-out in Petluma in some very challenging conditions. Starting out that day it was a cold and gray. Then the sun broke though the clouds and created some of the most beautiful lighting circumstances. Unfortunately the light was very fleeting and seemed to change every time I looked up from my palette. I'm not too pleased with how this turned out so when I got home I decided to paint another one with more of the darker feeling that I initially wanted to capture. Not sure if it's working yet but here it is.

We also met up with Alfredo Tofanelli who is an instructor with the Atelier aux Couleurs in Petaluma. Alfredo was kind enough to invite us to his studio and have some refreshments for us while we chatted about painting.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

5th Annual Sketchcrawl

5th Annual SketchCrawl held around the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Glad to meet up with new faces and familiar ones. Thank you everyone for sharing your sketchbooks, good stuff.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Metamorphica, Nov 09

Metamorphica, November 2009. This was my second time attending the art performance event by Bad Unkl Sista and her Butoh dance group. Below are the gouache paintings from the night. Thanks again Nadia for setting this event up.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Tiny 2009

I'm one of the many artists in the annual Studio Gallery SF group show "Tiny 2009". Below is the information for the show and my four paintings that were selected. I'll probably attend the latter part of the reception tomorrow after the figure drawing marathon at Merritt college.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Drawings of Jessie

Monday's figure drawing with the SHM club at SJSU. Here are a few gestures, a 10 & 20 drawings. Our model for the night was the fabulous Jessie.