Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Hour long painting on the Winter Soltice at the Friendship Garden.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Fooling around in Ps.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Quick sketch at the Stanford sculpture garden. One of the three shades.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Watercolor sketch in the afternoon. Done on brown recycled paper at the Japanese Friendship Gardens.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

A quick sketch before sunset. I think this one did a decent job of capturing the evening colors.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Drive

Two weeks ago I took a slow, meandering drive through the Tejon Pass area just north of LA on my way back to the Bay. Here are a few of the photos. Photoshop automated photomerge tool is AMAZING!

All photos were shot with a Pentax DSLR and a fixed 50mm lens.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Took a break from work to get some light and do a quick painting. This one's got a few digital touch-ups.

Monday, November 21, 2011


SJSU tower in the late afternoon.

Friday, November 18, 2011


A quick study done at the Stanford sculpture garden. Where you can find a copy of Rodin's Gates of Hell.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Painted at the Guadalupe River Rose Garden

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Today's Watercolor

Cold out today, but I took a walk over to the Japanese Friendship Garden in San Jose to get quick painting in. Whew! The scenery may be great for calm meditation, but it's tough to paint!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Afternoon Watercolor

Great light shining through the water. Hopefully I did alright to get it. The atmospheric perspective is always so much more apparent in colder weather.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Lunch Break Watercolor

Beginning my work-from home term of employment. Here's a watercolor I did when I slipped out to run some errands and grab some lunch. Done at the Japanese Friendship Garden at Kelly Park.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Tuesday Night Figure Drawing

I was having a difficult time focusing tonight, so I wonder if that shows through. Though, I do like the way the light is coming through on the last two.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Rainy Day Watercolor in Berkeley

Painted this from Cafe Zoe in Oakland, looking across the street at a church. Totally rainy and gloomy, but I tried to make the most of the light.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Friday Watercolor Break

I'm usually at home on Friday's, but I slipped out for a bit to do some watercolors. The rain was clearing up and the clouds were casting some beautiful shadows on the East hills.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Lunchtime Watercolor

Lunchtime sketch with digital touch-ups on the bottom image.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Lunchtime Watercolor

Lunchtime watercolor with digital touch-ups on the above image.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Lunchtime Watercolor

Semi-Satisfied with this one. Finally felt I was able to organize the values the way I wanted to.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Weekend Watercolors

Another great day for painting! These two were done at the Japanese Friendship garden in SJ.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Water Colors

It was a nice day this Friday and I was able to get TWO paintings in. Both need a little more work but I'm happy for an hours work.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tuesday Night Figure Drawing

Did my best to capture the orange reflected light coming off of the bright orange cloth the model posed on.