Sunday, May 31, 2009

Saturday, May 30, 2009

angel 8x10

This is a quick sketch that I did at the Sacramento Cemetery.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Ian 10x8

I like doing portraits but I need lots of practice! All in all I'm pretty happy with this one. I'm trying hard to not overwork these.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Monday, May 25, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Folsom palm 8x10

I did this after dropping my son off at work this afternoon.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

truck 6x8

I see this old truck every day on my commute to and from work. I'm going to paint it again in the future.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

No Hands Bridge #15 8x10

I started this one yesterday afternoon. I went down to the confluence with Frank Ordaz and his friend Mick McGinty. Unfortunately I could only stay for about an hour and a half. It was perfect weather painting in the shade of the highway 49 bridge with a couple of great guys. I wish I could have stayed longer!

Saturday, May 09, 2009

avocado with pit 7x5

Well, 1000 days, 1000 paintings. I'd really like to thank everyone who's been looking at this blog. Knowing that I actually have a small audience has been a big help in keeping me going. I'd also like to thank my wife for being incredibly supportive. I could not have done it without her. The last thousand days have had their ups and downs, painting-wise, but I think I've met my overall goal of becoming a better painter. I have developed a bit of creative momentum and I actually have more painting ideas than I've ever had before so I'm pretty excited about continuing. I'm probably going to do some larger paintings in the near future that require more than one day to complete so I may not be posting every day and I might even take a break every now and then but when I do paint, I will continue to post the results here.

Thanks again!


Thursday, May 07, 2009

kumquat and lemon 7x5

By this Saturday I'll have 1000 paintings in 1000 days.

Monday, May 04, 2009

big Dots 24x18

This is by far the largest daily painting that I have done so far. I stayed home from work today with a cold. I began painting at about 7:00 this morning and finished up late in the afternoon. This is the commissioned piece that I've been preparing for with the smaller Dots paintings lately.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

American River rain 10x8

I did this one for the Fair Oaks paint out. It was raining pretty hard so I stood under a bridge.