Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pink Trees

Waiting to paint the pink blossoms of spring soon.  Spring is not far off!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Cupcake Valentine - available

Cupcakes that will last way beyond Valentines Day!
6 x 6
original oil on linen

Friday, January 18, 2013

Quick studies from today's POP UP

These quick one hour studies are teaching me alot about value and contrast as I work in this super-fast drying acrylic paint.  It's so much fun, I feel renewed!  There's no expectations, no self imposed law to  make perfect--just paint for the sheer joy of painting!!! How free is this.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

60 minute Acrylic gesture painting from POP UP

Quick acrylic sketch painted during our POP UP Friday session last week.  I'm having a lot of fun doing large format acrylic gestures with the model.  Great model, great fun.
acrylic on canvas paper
POP UP Fridays @ Patris Studio and Gallery
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McGeorge Law School, Autumn - available

A recent painting of the autumn color at McGeorge Law School. (My camera walked away on 2nd Saturday, hence the poor quality image from my new and cool -but not as good as a real camera - smart phone.  
18 x 24
original oil

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Head study from POP UP Friday

A portrait study I did in conte during our Friday POP UP session --3-hour pose on Fridays 1:15 - 4:15.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Get your $10 ticket to this all out creative showcase

 Get your $10 ticket to this event here and support Patris

 http://www.rawartists.org/artistpatriscom "Buy a ticket for this Artist"

 What is RAW?

RAW:natural born artists is an independent arts organization that hand-selects and spotlights independent creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair & makeup artistry, photography, models and performing art.

RAW's mission is to provide up-and-coming artists of all creative realms with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity so that they might be seen, heard and loved. RAW educates, connects and exposes emerging artists in 54 artistic communities across the United States and Australia, through monthly showcase events. Join us in celebrating the work of these artists here in Sacramento on February 6, 2013 at District 30, 1022 K Street, Sacramento.

What Can I Expect?

RAW events are multi-faceted artistic showcases. Each event features a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. These artists are all local, hand-picked talent who have been chosen to feature at RAW.
RAW events feature a cash bar for cocktails while you enjoy the night. Dress code is cocktail attire, so dress the occasion and get ready for an artistic circus of creativity!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Still Life in White

An alla prima painting created during our first monthly still life session.  This session's concept was "White."

Friday, January 4, 2013

Red Shoe--Available

From the Red Shoe Collection
6 x 6
original oil

Pop UP studies from last week

Last Friday we tested the new format for POP UP Friday--a long pose in the morning and our shorter situational pose session in the afternoon.   I was coordinating the Art Soup Luncheon and was constantly switching between chef hat and artist beret. But I had a lot of fun that day.  Top: conte drawing on blue paper. Bottom: 20 minute acrylic sketch on gessoed paper.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Golden Trees- available

A plein air painting I did from McClatchy Park, a few blocks from my studio in Oak Park. 
original oil