Monday, May 24, 2010

City College Drawing and Acrylic Student Portraits

< My Sacramento City College Spring drawing and acrylic painting classes have ended with a student portraiture finale! Enjoy.

Sunday, May 16, 2010


This is Fair Oaks Blvd. leading into my neck of the woods ( East Sacramento) and going under a South Pacific rail road over pass. Recently on a cloudy, rainy day, I saw an Amtrak commuter train on the over pass with a lone truck passing below. On another day, the rain was pouring down then stopped just as I was approaching the over pass. On the other side, the sun came out sending a blinding light through the tunnel. ( These paintings will be in a show titled "Where We Live" at the Elliott Fouts Gallery in Sacramento during the month of July. The show will be written up in American Art Buyer Magazine in their July issue. I'm told that one of my paintings will be in the article.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

How to paint reflective"silver" metal

Paint all the color/value shapes you see, and ta dah!...reflective, silver plated metal! Noted oil painter Kevin Macphearson calls color/value shapes, "valhues". Clever! Here I painted valhues.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Silliness prevails!

OK, OK!!...the production value ain't the greatist... this clip at least shows you some nice brush strokes painted by a devilishly handsome artist!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sun On The Rails

I go up to the rail road tracks just outside my old studio location about a mile away from my present studio to see what's shaking there. This was shaking at sunset. Acrylic (is there no better medium then this!!!) on stretched canvas.