Sunday, January 29, 2012

Painting for the Day

Walked into the park for about a friggin hour just to find a place to sit! When I finally found the benches, which were only supposed to be 1.5 miles in, the sun was 45 minutes away from setting over the east hills. I had a hard time focusing on the drawing because I kept listening for the heavy breathing of a mountain lion as it stalked up behind me. It never did show up though. I sped walk back to make sure I didn't get locked into the park only to discover the parking lot completely full and several people just starting on the trail!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Painting 'o the Day

Overlooking Marsh creek in Brentwood, around 2-3pm

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Painting of the Day

Painting this morning from Round Valley park. 1pm in the afternoon.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Painting of the Day

Painting for the day. 9am to 10am on a clear, but moist morning.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Painting of the Day

Did this one at Pyramid lake. Lots of fog and great atmosphere, but it was super cold and the paint wouldn't dry. Eh...

Not too happy with this one either. Did this off Hwy 198.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Painting of the Day

Coffee shop painting with a little digital touch up after the fact. Done at Crave Cafe in Northridge.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Painting of the Day

View of the Calaveras Hills, 10am to 11am.

Evening paint off Vasco Rd, 4:30ish.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Painting of the Day

Early morning paint. 8am to 9am East of Mt. Diablo.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Painting of the Day

Afternoon paint. Did this one around noon off Hwy 84 near Sunol.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Another early morning. This one was ok, but wish I had done a better drawing in the beginning. Might try again tomorrow morning if I get up early enough.

Monday, January 09, 2012

First day back at home and I got my day off to a great start with an early morning and a coffee. Wish I could say the same about the painting.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Went painting with my buddy Matt Pugnetti, of Beastlore fame, at Vasona park. It was a beautiful day out there and it was nice to take some time and sit down for a painting. Each one took about 45 minutes to complete.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Two hour painting on a cloudy day, overlooking the Alameda in SJ. Peet's Coffee!

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

A sketch from the window at Rebberry Coffee, looking out at City Hall and Lee's Sandwiches. About one and a half hours.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Was lucky enough to make it to San Luis reservoir off highway 152 before sunset. Both were difficult to paint as I had the sun shining in my eyes each time I looked up to see the landscape. Each one took about 25 minutes.

Monday, January 02, 2012

I took a trip down to the LA area for the weekend. The above painting is from the Griffith Observatory and the bottom painting was done at a park in downtown Pasadena at sunset. The air pollution really makes for some great colors at sunset.

These last set of images were photos from the observatory stitched together in Photoshop.