Monday, December 27, 2010

Mallard Lake, Golden Gate Park

Last Friday's plein air painting at Mallard Lake in Golden Gate Park. According to Google maps there are nine lakes in Golden Gate Park. I have painted five...only four more to go. So far Elk Glen Lake & Stowe Lake are my favorites in the park.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Guadalupe Gardens, San Jose

Last Thursday's plein air painting looking towards Guadalupe Gardens in San Jose.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Golden Gate Park, Music Concourse

Today's outing with the North Bay Plein Air Painters at the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park. It was nice to chat with the regulars and some new faces in the group. It was quite foggy to say the least, but I am glad there was still some fall color to contrast the winter grey. To give my painting a more spontaneous feel, I alternated between palette knife and brush. Overall, I like the effect and think I'll try to keep integrating the palette knife into my future paintings for now.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

China Camp Nov 10'

Sunday's plein air painting with the North Bay Plein Air Painters at China Camp state park. One of my favorite places to paint in Marin county. It was good seeing you guys and catching up for awhile, hope the weather is nice for the next paint out.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

tiny 2010

I am in a group show called "tiny" at STUDIO Gallery in San Francisco. The show features small artworks under 7" x 7" and under $400. Below are a few of the pieces I have in the show.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Go Figure 2010

I have two figure drawings that were selected for the "Go Figure!" National Figurative Exhibit. It is a juried show and is on display at the Santa Cruz Art League from Oct 23 - Nov 21.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Paint The Forest 2010

I am one of the top 50 Honorees to be included in " Paint The Forest" a juried art competition. My painting "Young Sequoias" is from imagination but was inspired by a hike along a stream on Mount Tamalpais.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Vista Point, 280 & 92

Thursday's gouache painting in the moleskin watercolor sketchbook. The location is a vista point near the junction off highway 280 and 92.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Inspiration Point, Presidio

When I woke up this morning, I was excited to see that it was actually clear and sunny in the city. Got my painting gear and headed to the coast. But I get there and, of course, the fog is there to greet me and tell me to find some place else to paint. So I ended up plein air painting in the Presidio at Inspiration point near the Arguello St. gate. After the first one, I had some time to spare so I painted a smaller color sketch in about 35 minutes.

Fog Free @ Stowe Lake

Yesterday's fog free plein air painting at Stowe Lake in Golden Gate Park.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sunday in the Park

Sundays plein air painting in Golden Gate Park of a eucalyptus tree next to the roller disco area.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Burlingame Paint Out 2010

I participated in my first paint out in the city of Burlingame last weekend. I received Honorable Mention for my painting of the train station and row of eucalyptus trees. Overall it was a warm and encouraging event thanks to the Burlingame residents who stopped by my easel to say hello.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Monterey Cypress, Point Lobos, SF

Wednesday's plein air painting of a Monterey Cypress tree around the Point Lobos area of SF.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Oteino, Long Pose

Yesterday's long pose drawing of Oteino at 23rd Street Studios. About 2 and half hours.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Drawings of Davia

Drawings of Davia from Mondays figure drawing at Riley Street art store in San Rafael.

Friday, August 6, 2010

China Camp, August

Mondays plein air painting at China Camp.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

5 Artist Gathering, Group Show

I am one of five in a group show called "5 Artist Gathering" at Avenue 25 Gallery in San Mateo from July 26th through September 3rd. The reception is this Friday 7/30 from 6 - 9 p.m. If you are in the area, please come on by. You can find the gallery address below on the postcard.

I am mostly exhibiting landscapes and a few figurative works. Below are two landscapes that are in the show.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Self Portrait, Quick Study

It's been awhile since I painted a self portrait. Here is a small quick study in oils 30 minutes.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Point Lobos, SF

Thursday's painting at Point Lobos, San Francisco. It was a very, very breezy day with big wind swells crashing on the rocks which I found very challenging to paint. I did my best to simplify the water shapes and give it some sort of design.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Lands End

Yesterday's painting off the Lands End trail. It sure was a breezy but the sunshine made it pleasant to be out along the coast.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

2 Hour Portrait

2 hour portrait painting from Monday night's open figure drawing group held at Riley Street art store in San Rafael.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Figure Drawings of Terry

Figure drawings from Monday night at Riley Street Art Store in San Rafael. I tried to interject a little more color in my figure drawings. Here I'm trying out vibrant colored paper and pastels. We had a great model named Terry. Below are three 20 minute and one drawing of four 5 minute poses.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Terrain 2010, Landscapes inspired by California

I'm happy to announce the next group show that I am participating in entitled "Terrain: Landscapes inspired by California". I'm especially excited about this show because I've been painting landscapes en plein air seriously over the last few years. These are the seven studies that were accepted into the show. They were painted at various locations from the coast to the hills of the Bay Area. The opening reception is this coming Sunday, June 13th from 2-6pm at Studio Gallery and I plan to there towards the beginning. I hope to see you there.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Richardson Bridge, Mill Valley

Today's plein air painting in Mill Valley with the North Bay Plein Air Painters. Thanks again Gerald and Sergio for starting this group.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Quick Color Study

A twenty minute color study (6" x 8") painted in oils at Pam Powell's portrait painting group last Sunday.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Delicious 2010

I'm participating in a group show called "Delicious", art works inspired by food & drink, from May 5th through June 6th. The reception is tomorrow May 9 from 2-6 p.m. at Studio Gallery in San Francisco. Here are my two oil paintings that will be in the show.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Monte Bello Space Preserve

Last Saturday, I met my class at the Monte Bello space preserve to observe the affects of atmospheric perspective. We were out there for a few hours, here are my two plein air paintings from that day.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Figure Drawings 99 -09

Hooray! Finally, after a few months of aggregation, design, revisions and corrections, I have a self published book of selected figure drawings over the last decade from 1999-2009. All the drawings are in chronological order, demonstrating my evolution from academic studies to my current interpretation of the human figure in a contemporary environment. To preview and purchase the book, please click Here. The book is available in softcover for $29.95 and hardcover for $42.95, not including tax and shipping.

To my family and friends: If you live in the Bay Area and want to save a little on tax and shipping, then let me know if you want a copy. I can place a large order and just give it to you the next time I see you.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Ink & Gouache Sketch

Today's sketch started out with a blue ball point pen at the park. When I got home I decided to add some gouache over the sketch while still keeping it somewhat monochromatic.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

26th Annual Los Gatos Art Association Juried Show 2010

One of my plein air paintings from this past summer was accepted to a state-wide open juried show running from March 25th - April 23rd. It will be on display with other artworks at The Museums of Los Gatos in collaboration with the Los Gatos Art Association.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Metamorphica 2/26

Another excellent evening of Metamorphica at the Bus Stop Gallery on Friday night. Thanks again to Bad Unkl Sista and her dance troupe, musicians and Nadia for putting this event together. Looking forward to the next one.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Treasures of the East Bay: Paintings by Local Artist

Treasures of the East Bay: Paintings by Local Artist. This is my first group show with the California Art Club's San Francisco chapter. It will be held at the Bernard E. Witkin Alameda County Law Library in Oakland. The show runs from March 5 -July 9, 2010. More information can be found by clicking here. Below is my painting that's in the show titled "Eastern Sky".