Sunday, November 23, 2008
Painting class at Eaton Canyon, yesterday, nov. 22 with Frank Serrano. He is amazing... and this is my painting. Probably this was my last lesson w/ Frank this year... we'll may have one more session. Eric Merrel was there too with his students... I may join his group next year...
Thursday, November 20, 2008
This one was my plein air at Frank Serano's class at Santa Monica last saturday in the afternoon... at this time of the year the days are shorter and the sun goes down very quickly. This was the day of those several wild fires, so the air was smoke filled and you could really smell it, and at the same time created those wonderful colors at sunset... my painting is ok, but frank's it was something to be seen... what a master!
Monday, October 27, 2008
I just came back from a "quickie" at Arroyo Seco, Pasadena, 5 min. drive from home... I got there about 10 past 4 and by the time I set up and started the light changed very rapidly... and the bright spots on the trees became much warmer and brighter, and I wasn't able to capture that... and also I heard noises in the bushes so I just packed and left...
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Those are drawings from photos I took in our Italy Vac. in Jan. 08. I always try to take as many painterly scenes as possible... Those are Conte Crayon and charcoal , on charcoal paper ... "Mercado di Pesce - Venezia", "Piazza della Signoria - Firenze", and "Il Duomo Di Firenze"...
Those I also painted on the Rialto Paint out, and the show at the South Pas library is tomorrow... I'm very excited and anxious, because this is my first time ever showing my work... I planned this paintings since I found out about this paint out... on august / sept. the light was much more interesting for the "doorway" painting... I'll will post my other studies for this painting... for the Theatre facade I also painted several times... I didn't realize that was allowed to enter paintings done also on other days besides oct. 12.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
This is my self portrait... It's charcoal on bristol paper... I'm a little skinnier and young looking that I really am... possibly I was looking into my soul... I attended to great drawing classes at LAAFA, and so far one my fav instructors was Sergio Sanchez... but I also really enjoyed the almost private sessions with Glenn Vilppu.
I love art, and I love making it. It's my dream to go thru a full time art program in the future. I have been taking classes here and there and I feel very lucky to have access to classes with the best artists in this country... and they are so many... I've been learning figure drawing and I still struggle in teaching myself on painting it... I always have a project on my little home office/ studio ... I use photographs, I do still life set ups, and I'm usually my own model... I have been very busy at work (I'm a dentist) and I had to quit my part classes for a while... i'm looking forward in getting back to it. Luckly I joined Frank Serrano's saturday's plein air workshops and I was able to catch a couple sessions before this year ends. This painting is from a pic I took in Italy - Amalfi i the winter... It's an water based oil painting.