Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Swipe on blue and finish portrait




First I took a four inch wide flat brush and swiped a random ultramarine blue stroke from top to bottom in direction. Towards the bottom, my swipe went to dry brush. This was not intended but worked out quite well within the mouth area. The sunglasses and facial features were painted on top of the blue swipe to make a very interesting combination of texture and expressive color.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

"Musico Mexicano" Watercolor Step-By-Step






Watercolored recently on a sheet of 11 by 15 inch, 140lb., cold press watercolor paper. An example of my California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture technique. I teach three, four, and five day workshops both here in California and out-of-state. This coming October 12 to 15, I will be conducting my California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture workshop for the Dixie Watercolor Society in St. George, Utah. I welcome inquires about scheduling my workshop from any and all art groups.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Local PBS Telivision personality Rob Stewart (Rob On The Road show)







Watercolor portrait painted on a half sheet of Saunder's 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper. About four hours of hard (but challenging and fun!) work.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Got Style?





Another of my recent step-by-step California Vibe watercolor portraits. Painted on a quarter sheet of 140 lb. cold press paper.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Demonstration and Workshop for the Western Society of Artists


These are two quarter sheet watercolor styles that I will be painting in for a demonstration this coming Saturday at the Western Society of Artists in the San Francisco bay area. I will follow this up in July, by conducting my three-day "California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture" workshop for them. I am always on the lookout for art groups that offer workshops and bring in out-of-state artists. If you know of such groups, please let me know. The top watercolor was first painted with a free-form, full abstract background and the male model was then painted on top to finish the piece. The bottom portrait was done in the same manner with opaque conte crayon added on the face. Using all sorts of different mediums and tools is part of my California Vibe style.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Kool Kap

I like watercoloring runny and rough. It's just too kool for skool!!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Latest watercolor portrait - "Perturbed"


My latest 11 by 14 inch (quarter sheet) watercolor portrait. I am preparing to conduct one of my California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture Workshops this summer for the Western Society of Artists in the San Francisco Bay area.