Sunday, December 05, 2010

Sugarloaf #2 8x10

This is the other landscape for the rock climbers.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Phantom Spires #2 8x10

This is one of a pair of commissions that I did for a couple of rock climbers.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

popcorn #3 5x5

this is a little commission.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Clint #4 8x10

I did this one for my son for his eighteenth birthday

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Crayolas #7 6x8

This is a gift for a friend at work who is having a baby.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

foggy cypress 2 8x10

I did this one late in the morning of the third day of the workshop.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Fort Ross workshop day 2

Here are three more that I did on the second day of the workshop. The sun never really came out but the fog was pretty fun too.

Friday, October 01, 2010

rocks in the fog 6x8

came out to the Fort Ross area for a painting workshop led by Terry Miura. It was great fun and Terry is a great painter and teacher. I did this one the afternoon of the first day.

ledge tree 6x8

I did this painting last month and never got around to posting it.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Chicago Fire Mural

I started working on this mural for Chicago Fire Pizza's new Roseville location at the end of July. I just finished it last week. These pictures were taken at the pre-opening party. It's a bit more graphic than how I usually paint but I think it suits the space well. I've done large night time scenes at the two other Chicago Fire locations. They really are a lot of fun to work on. Chicago Fire is a great Sacramento area restaurant. If you like Chicago style pizza and you haven't tried them, you need to get to one of their locations right away. You won't be disappointed!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Friday, September 03, 2010

reflective ball with bartlett 8x10

I've just finished a pretty major mural at a friend's restaurant and I'm enjoying getting back into the swing of painting regularly.

Coca Cola 8x10

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

monkey gum 9x12

I found this strange product at the dollar store the other day and I couldn't resist it.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

Giant Gap #2 8x10

This was painted on a rare nice day this month. Normally I would be doing a lot more plein air work by this time of year but the weather has been uncooperative.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

orange bell 8x6

This is another quick classroom demo. It's fun to work fast and somewhat loose sometimes.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

bartlett #5 6x8

This is a classroom demo.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

She-Ra 6x8

This is a gift for one of our teacher's who is retiring this year. I don't usually start with a tight drawing but in this case I needed to get the likeness of a specific dog.

After the drawing I do a loose under painting.

After the under painting It's just a matter of blocking in the fur color. I try to make an interesting combination of warm and cool values while maintaining the dog's likeness.

once the pooch has been blocked in I paint in the background. Sometimes I will start putting in the background sooner so I can adjust the other colors to the dark value that will be surrounding them. In this case, I chose not to do that. During this phase I try to pay close attention to my edges.

Friday, May 07, 2010

scissors etc. 11x14

I had a lot of fun painting this one. Reflective and transparent surfaces are endlessly fascinating to me.