Saturday, June 25, 2011

Figure #4

"Figure #4"
pencil on paper, 2010
10" x 8"(25.4cm x 20.32cm)
For Sale at Daily Paintworks, CLICK HERE

Here's a linear figure sketch done from my head, no model or reference. Something I plan on doing more of in the near future, getting back to the simple pleasure and joy of drawing. It does not take all the preparation of painting. A surface and a marking tool of some kind is all that is needed. Easy. Give a child paper and a box of crayons and they dive right in.

I sometimes forget to draw for drawing's sake alone. It really is relaxing when I don't have to focus so intently on 'making it right', when there is no end purpose as studies for paintings can be.

Ironically, even when I'm too busy with paintings for shows, commissions etc. and I don't think I have time, drawing this way is actually therapeutic and has a way of clearing my head, allowing me to refocus on work and deadlines. So the busier I get the greater the need for drawing.120

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Urban Seascape 2

"Seal Beach 2"    SOLD
oil on panel, 2011
6" x 8" (15.24cm x 20.32cm)

Seal Beach is quietly tucked between the two more well known Long Beach and Huntington Beach. Long Beach known for it's Grand Prix race every year and Huntington Beach, a major surf town, for it's surfing competitions.
This is the second painting of Seal Beach and is a variation of the first, "Seal Beach" click here. The first focused more on the water, this one features the sand more prominently.
Both are of the same time of day. A hazy, warm summer day, late afternoon. Silvery surf and bronze sand set against the backdrop of the LA Harbor. Visible are the harbor cranes, an oil drilling island, downtown Long Beach and the Palos Verdes Peninsula in the distance.
The beach is fairly empty after some kind of event earlier in the day and a few of it's remaining denizens lazily head for home.119

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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Crussell Fine Arts-International Survey

I am excited to announce and honored to be included in the 2011 Crussell Fine Arts International Survey, a reference journal for curators, gallery directors and collectors.
My painting "Oil Plant Backside (w/ Storage Tanks) will be featured in the journal along with my contact info.

See my original blog post for this painting here.

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