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.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Just for the fun of it.


In my pen and ink art class that I teach at Sacramento City College, we studied the work of illustrator Ralph Steadman of "Fear and Loathing in Ls Vegas fame. I took out my crow quill pen and bottle of ink and did a demo. Had no idea how my effort was going to turn out, but I had fun doing it. Oh, and I also used the tip of my fore finger for the dark areas in the hair, face, and around the beard.

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Palette Magazine - I'm in it!




A few posts back, I talked about being asked to participate in a three-artist watercolor portrait painting exhibition in Santa Rosa, California. The other two (marvelous) painters were Christopher Schink with his geometric style and Myrna Wacknov with her multi-media style. We had two hours to paint the model Juanita (with a parrot on her shoulder). She held a smile in twenty minute increments fro the entire posing time! I was taken with that vibrant smile and georgeous black curly hair,. Indeed, that is what I focused on. The demo took place in February. It was so exciting to paint with two great artists while an audience of watercolor enthusiasts looked on. Just as exciting was to be included in an article about this event in the latest issue of The Palette Magazine!