Thursday, August 21, 2014

2 sketches from Las Vegas

Here's two quick sketches from Las Vegas a couple weekends ago.
The large monorail station was opposite our hotel that was off the strip.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Fred

These are from this past Friday at the Literary Cafe.



Monday, June 23, 2014

Small Gardenview Watercolor

Here's a step by step of a small watercolor made for a gift.








Friday, June 13, 2014

Little Italy

Last weekend I had an opportunity to paint out on the sidewalk of Mayfield Rd. in Little Italy during their art walk. It was a gorgeous day and a great time was had by all. Tara Siebel was nice enough to allow me to set up shop in front of her gallery at the intersection of Mayfield Rd. and Murray Hill. Here's some pics. I still have a little work to do on the painting, but I think it's a good start.

It may seem geeky to have an umbrella, but it's an absolute must if you want to paint outdoors in the sun. There is no way you can get accurate colors on your painting if the sun is blasting onto your painting surface. You'll end up taking it indoors and looking at all the transparent washes with must less light bouncing through them than if the sun is shining through them.







Saturday, June 7, 2014

A Couple of Florals

 Here are some floral paintings from last week.


Monday, May 26, 2014

Ohio City















Painted this past Saturday. The old Cooper School of Art was located here for a year.

Friday, April 25, 2014

The Matterhorn
















Here's a demo from this past Wednesday's class based on a student's photo. It was a super complex photo and required a LOT of simplifying!