Saturday, December 31, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
HAVE A ROLLICKING GOOD HOLIDAY DEAR READERS AND FELLOW ARTISTS!
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Monday, December 5, 2011
Tis The Season
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Sunday, November 27, 2011
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Acrylic painting versus watercolor painting
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011
website. If you are interested in discussing a possible Lobenberg workshop in your neck of the woods, please contact me at: email@example.com
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Friday, November 18, 2011
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011
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Monday, November 14, 2011
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Thursday, November 10, 2011
Only the hardy and brave do this!
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
My blood pressure is back to normal.
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Call me Stupid, but I got my old formatt back!
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Monday, November 7, 2011
You Blogger people are sooo "helpful"!!!!!!!!
I've also lost by book link to Blurb and my two other blog links!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Blogger people!!!!!! You are so "helpful"!!!!!!!! Did I add that I'm P I S S E D !!!!!!?
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What the fuck!!!!!!!!
I've lost my followers window, my paint tube in my header, my side bar artist blog listing!!!!!! How do I get it all back????? Anyone out there that can help me. Blogger is now just like Facebook... always tinkering and making things difficult for us elders!!! I'm P I S S E D !!!!!! You suck Blogger!!! I'm old and forgetful...did I forget to add that I'M P I S S E D !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Help!...anyone...help!
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Friday, November 4, 2011
One of my drawing students in splendid grey tones!
This young lady is in my college drawing class that I'm teaching this semester. I photographed her out doors in a wonderful dappled late afternoon light. My watercolor of her was painted using the photo as reference. It was painted on cold press rough 140lb watercolor paper. This is my first study. I am about 70% happy with it, but I want to enjoy 100% happiness!. The future bodes, therefor, another study, and most likely on cold press regular. I hope you enjoy seeing this watercolor in progress.
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Monday, October 31, 2011
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Sunday, October 30, 2011
California State Capitol Building
A watercolor painting I just did as part of a workshop I conducted at the Fair Oaks School of Light and Color. The capitol building is where our state legislature screws up the economy just like in DC! Power to the 1%.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Plein Air Painting of A and A Bakery ruins
Last Sunday, I was invited along with about fifteen other prominent Sacramento plein air artists to paint at an annual plein air event in my neck of the woods, East Sacramento. E. Sac. is a very "tony" area of my fair city, and has some beautiful parks and splendiferous old homes. Being a fan of artist William Wray, self proclaimed "Painter of Blight", I decided to paint A and A Bakery. For at least ten years now, the bakery has been out of business and their facilities have gone to rack and ruin. Perfecto!!...a blighted area in tony East Sacramento! My painting won one of the people's choice awards during the event's exhibition. Another artist (Robert Sandidge) was painting the same scene whilst positioned behind me, so there I am in his oil painting... Sweet! I painted in acrylic. Elapsed time: 4 hours. I now proclaim myself "Painter of Dilapidated Bakeries".
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
A Vase is a Vase is a Vase.
A Vase is one pain in the ass to draw as well! I challenge you to take an elegant white vase like this, dramatically light it, and draw those difficult and subtle contours (on BOTH sides whilst keeping the vase symmetrical) Damn hard and great fun! My apologies to Gertrude Stein, and yes, next time I'll draw a Rose!
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Sunday, October 16, 2011
The Watercolor Dude after His Demo.
I have some more watercolor stuff to post this coming week, but meanwhile, here is the dude after last week's demo. A pooped dude, I might add. Hey, are those a car's headlights reflecting off his fore head??
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The Unvarnished Truth of the Matter
Three evenings ago on Monday, I gave a watercolor portrait demonstration to Sacramento's watercolor club, WASH. Within my one hour alloted demo time, I attempted to paint four portraits in Payne's Gray whilst talking about the importance of familiarizing one's self with the value pattern, contours, and edges of the face. These obviously were done in a rush and lack the normal "polish" of my work, but I think they are fairly successful and instrumental in getting my message across. I manage to get three portraits completed and the initial value lay-in wash completed on the fourth. Next Thursday, I do this demo again in front of another art group. Please wish me luck, and wave me good bye. I'll post that effort as well. If I complete all four, perhaps I can get into the Guinness Book of World Records and a guest appearance on the Charlie Rose Show? (-:
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Monday, October 10, 2011
Off to the Sacramento Fine Art Center to paint portraits in blazing black and white watercolor!
Tonight I will give a watercolor portrait demonstration (painted in Payne's Gray) at thge Sacramento Fine Art Center in front of the members of their watercolor club. I've decided to paint FOUR portraits within my hour alloted time! They are on one full sheet of 140lb cold press Fabriano watercolor paper. I figure as one wash is drying, I can proceed to the next watercolor etc., etc. I do hope that I have not created a quagmire with this idea! We'll see. I'll post my finished four=portrait demo sometime this week. Stay tuned, dear readers.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011
BEAUTIFUL B@W WATERCOLOR PORTRAIT STUDIES!
Want to paint beautiful portraits in color? DO NOT DO IT! Not until you have lots (and I mean LOTS) of experience painting portraits in mono-color. I like to do my mono-color portraits in glorious payne's grey (Winsor Newton). You first need to develop your painting style, knowledge of head and facial structures, value control, and soft, found, and lost edges. Only then can you graduate to color. Well...at least that's my advice.
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