Saturday, May 21, 2011

Art School: Veronica.

I'm about half-way through my portrait painting class at Watts.  This painting was done in around two and a half hours with help from my very talented instructor, Ben Young.  I had taken a four month break between portrait painting classes which was unfortunate since I felt like I had made great progress in the previous term.  I feel like I'm starting to get my feet underneath me again.

Veronica (Oil on canvas board.  9x12"). I apologize for the glare -- the painting is still wet.

Here's a close-up.  I was pleased with how I painted the pupil and iris.  Three strokes and I'm done.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sketchbook: T-Shirt.

T-Shirt (Watercolor and gouache in Moleskine sketchbook. 5x8").

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sketchbook: Hezza

Hezza (Pencil in Moleskine sketchbook. 5x8").

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Sketchbook: Lion Wall Statue

A few weeks ago we went wine tasting up in Temecula, California.  The winery, Leonesse Cellars, had this beautiful lion wall fountain sculpture outside.

Lion Wall Fountain (Pencil in Moleskine sketchbook, 4x6").

Sunday, May 01, 2011


Oh, how I love the wine countries of California. I spent last Sunday in Temecula.