Thursday, May 28, 2009

Fiche Residence

Fiche Residence 10x14" watercolor on Arches 140lb

I have recently finished a commission of a lovely home here in South Pasadena. The homeowner is very proud of her roses. We waited until they were in bloom before we proceeded. I have framed it, and will deliver it today to its new owner.

Saturday, May 23, 2009


Let's Play 18"x24" pastel on Canson paper

I just found out today that this pastel sold at the Aids Service Center - Big Night Out Auction. I guess there were some people that were still writing checks after the auction closed. I am excited to know it went to a local collector.

Monday, May 18, 2009

All Creatures Great and Small

This little guy was about 3/8" tall. He greeted me at my car door, but allowed me to shuttle him to the nearest plant. I hope he sticks around a while.

Just a Tad...

Been a tad bit busy with my new U.S. Marine. Be back in a bit...

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Figure Drawing

I have been getting my feet wet again. Beginning figure drawing workshops at Michael Newberry's new studio. He has quickly found some wonderful models, and the workshops have a waiting list.

Here I have posted two longer poses. These help me to make a more studied understanding of the form. As much as I enjoy the quicker poses for my eye/hand coordination, the longer poses allow me to learn the form without the ticking of the clock in my mind.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Viva Gallery

I attended a very nice Artist Reception yesterday at the Viva Gallery, in Sherman Oaks, CA. It was well attended, and I met some wonderful people that were extremely encouraging. I don't advertise these shows much, but I enjoy entering them. I am able to watch and listen to the comments. It is similar to being a fly on a wall, and I am able to conclude whether or not my art is touching a deeper place than just hanging as pretty wall art. I have concluded that it has. I am on the right path.

These are the two pieces that were juried into the show:

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Proud Moment

My son will become a Marine next week, and I wanted to take a moment to say how proud I am of all the young men that are making this choice.
This next week my son will participate in one of the hardest four days in his life. Most people never challenge themselves to this extreme in their lifetime. Please send encouraging thoughts his way. We will be able to call him a Marine on Thursday.

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