Wednesday, October 31, 2007

After Midnight

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What a great shape to paint, simple and difficult, you can't just paint a circle with a stem. Well I guess you can, I was trying to capture the pumpkin-ness of this pumpkin and I think I did it. It was a fun piece. One thing I learned is keep it simple; I find myself wanting to add more objects. Simpler also makes the learning process easier. Happy Halloween to all!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Autumn Apples - SOLD

It feels good to post a painting again. The skies are clear so I can now step outside to take photos of my paintings!

This piece was tough, how does an artist come up with a simple composition? Well, it's easy and difficult. Seems like there has to be a 5 minute rule: find something, place it on the podium, think about it for a minute, make an adjustment and then just go for it. What do you think?

Quick Note: Please visit my website. I've been working hard at updating it. It's not 100% complete but it's close. Let me know what you all think?

Monday, October 29, 2007

Pasadena Playhouse

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I had fun this weekend, I went to Pasadena, California to buy some art supplies at Blick's and do a little urban drawing. Well I ended up with one big drawing of The Pasadena Playhouse! The building was beautiful with morning light so I sat for several hours. I do have to return to this location and make a painting, perhaps next weekend. This drawing is huge, 18" x 24"! Took me about 5 hours.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Redlands pick up.

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Hello Friends and family! I'm back! Adventures, adventures! I went to Van Nuys, California for a one-week Portrait painting workshop with Sean Cheetham. It was awesome, learned a lot and made more good friends. Since the workshop, I've been painting and now have a small collection in my studio, but I haven't been able to photograph any of it, the sky has an orange glow from the California fires and ash and makes my paintings look colorless. So as soon as the sky clears I'll share my paintings with you.

I couldn't take it; I had to go out to draw, so I went to Redlands again and found this nice site. It was fun to draw but I shouldn't have gone out there because my eyes got itchy, I started getting a headache and the sky was really orange. The smell of ash was strong, I probably inhaled a lot of stuff. Anyways, this is what came of it. I'm happy with the piece.

Label: 9"x 12" - Graphite on Paper

Monday, October 15, 2007


Hello Friends and family I'm back. I had a great weekend, I went to an internet marketing class in Anaheim and it was overwhelming! It's a whole other world, I think I'll stick to blogging and eBay for now.

Today I was inspired to paint pumpkins, it's October! Nows the time to paint with the cadmium yellow and cadmium red. I enjoyed painting these two items, I had nice window light from the morning fog. next I'm going to Trader Joe's in Redlands to buy some more pumkins and perhaps do a little landscape drawing :) I hope everyone is doing well! cheers!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Phil Residence - SOLD

Another good day in Redlands. I was commissioned to draw this house with Mini Coop. This was a fun one. Very nice neighborhood, so many cute homes on this block! I've been drawing in with the evening light, the colors have been spectacular hence the reason I need to bring out my paints. I bring my paints with me I just get cold feet, drives me nuts. Anyways, I'm going back tomorrow to finish another drawing, then I have to start painting landscapes. Again, wish me luck. Cheers,

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Safe at Home - SOLD

So I was in Redlands, CA again and came across this place while I was sketching yesterdays piece. Redlands, CA is full of awesome urban landscapes. So I created this sketch and I loved it but I still get those feelings that it's missing something, I think it's color. I really need to go out there and stop drawing and start painting. I want to do daily painting but with landscapes, i just need to do it. I'll try for tomorrow. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Norb Residence - SOLD

Hello Folks, I have been thinking a lot about my blog and thought I should also post my drawings. Here's a sketch I created yesterday in Redlands California. I love this town, it has a lot of old homes and palm trees. The weather has been great for landscape drawing! so I've been out drawing a lot so I thought I should also try posting my drawings too. What do you all think? I'm trying to figure out how blogging fits my life style.


Monday, October 8, 2007

Starting Again

Hello Folks,

I'm back from my trip to Chicago, IL and Toledo, OH. I had a great time! Now that I'm back I need to get motivated to producing a painting a day. This painting is my first piece since I returned. I repainted this one about three times, i feel rusty. hopefully by the end of this week i'll be back up to 100% with my painting.