Friday, December 22, 2006
Station #10...........oil on panel............11x14"
In order to banish the holiday blues and infuse a little warmth into my cold, wintery days, I painted a beach scene using a small color sketch and photo reference. It was overcast that morning and the clouds began to evaporate at around noon which caused the background mountains to appear veiled and mysterious. I wanted to create a sense of vast space and isolation by using the deserted life guard staion as a focal point.
although they look a little puckered from wading in the freezing water too long!
Thursday, December 14, 2006
charcoal on paper..............9x14"
Twenty-five minute pose.
charcoal on paper..............8x10"
Five minute pose.
charcoal on paper..............7x9"
Two minute pose.
For additional information regarding the Los Feliz Drawing and Painting Workshop, please click on link to your right titled:
'Los Feliz Workshops'
Sunday, December 10, 2006
'Taking a Break'...........oil on panel.............12x16"
While making my way through the exhibition booths at the Beverly Hill's art fair back in October, I came across a gentleman unwinding from a day's hard work. The sun dappled tents and luminous pink flower bed caught my eye. I found the high contrast lighting on the jaunty exhibitor to be quite appealing as well. I took a few reference photos and completed this painting at the studio.
Thursday, December 7, 2006
Oil on canvas panel..............6x8"
And yet, another rendition of the L.A. Wash. This extraordinary landmark offers an inexhaustible amount of views to paint!
This section of the wash is located near Eatz Cafe, a modest, little greasy-spoon diner golfers frequent. I did a previous painting of the same area but was unhappy with the results. I finally went back last weekend and painted another version with Bill Moore.
Wednesday, December 6, 2006
And fun was had by all!
Here is a group shot with me and some of my gal pals at the 'Treasures' opening reception. Cheers!
Left to right: Yurianna, Jennifer, Erin and Tovie.
Fellow artists at the 'Treasures' reception on Saturday night.
Left to right: Erin Rosen, Keewon Hong and Frank Serrano.
Below are three of my paintings that were displayed in the 'Treasures' group show:
'River Ridge Horse Stables'...........7x9".............oil on panel
What compelled me about this scene was the dramatic shadow cast onto the stable and the contrast of the cool and warm hues in the foreground. By the way, why do horses get so freaked out when they see an open umbrella??
'Tunnel'...........6x8"............oil on canvas panel
This little trail/tunnel is located right behind the Autry Museum and runs parallel to the Golden State freeway. I painted this one with my buddy Bill Moore (awesome watercolorist by the way!)
'Other Side of the Tunnel'..........6x8"............oil on canvas panel
And last but not least, this is the opposite view of the same tunnel (pix above). I painted this view alongside William Wray sometime in April.
(I like his version better)