Monday, December 31, 2007

This painting took several sittings. It was one of my more studied plein-eir exercises.
I found a nice little spot at Descanso Gardens where the foreground was in shadow and the middle and background was lit. I wanted to frame the warm areas with its cooler surroundings.

In these samples, I was playing around with the shapes of the plants a little more, but not much more. My main goal was to study the silhouette shapes of the plants.

I forced myself to finish this painting in one hour as I wanted to loosen up my mark making.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

My Nephew

My bling'n nephew. Oh yeah...

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Monday, November 19, 2007

Eaton Canyon Tree

I found this very cool tree at Eaton Canyon which, by the way, is a very good place to paint rocks and all things dry and flammable. There is also a lot of dog droppings.

Sunday, November 18, 2007


I was really pleased with the silhouetting of the leaves and the tree trunks. As with most of my paintings, I had to fight for this one.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Updated Version

Thanks for all of your comments! I didn't even realize that their were comments. Please stay tuned for more work. I've done a ton of landscape painting this term, but have yet to post. Guoache is fun again.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Drapery Studies

Here are some drapery studies I did. Some are master copies of Norman Rockwell and others are just sketches of people's arms in the library.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Welcome to my blog!

Hi and welcome to my blogspot. I've included a few paintings that I have worked on over the past few months. Most of the paintings are between 3 to 4 feet on the long side just to give you an idea of scale. Some are more successful than others, yet all have helped me to progress as a painter. Feel free to comment on the work, feedback is always welcome, and check back for new postings.

Male Nude

Close Up

The hands are the best part of this painting. I really feel that I am onto something with the way the form is modeled in that its not overly rendered and has some interesting brushwork.


Thursday, September 6, 2007

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Tuesday, August 7, 2007


Sketching at the Autry Museum.

Monday, August 6, 2007

My First Blog

My first blog. Soon there will be pictures.