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Fond memories of Mexico

Today I'm feeling nostalgic about the time I spent painting in Chapala, Mexico. It was a really amazing month! I made several paintings during that time on loose canvas, then rolled the paintings up and brought them back to California. After I stretched and framed this one back in SF, I had a show at Torpedo Sushi on Broadway in Oakland. While hanging the show, I stroke up a conversation with a guy eating his dinner at a table. He went on to buy two of the paintings I hung up that night. But here on the video I'm just finishing it up :) 

artist residency

Life Drawing at Studios 11

It happened! After a long period of wanting to do a life drawing session, Studios 11 invited a beautiful model, showed up in solid numbers and dedicated 3 hours of studio time to sketching a nude. The experience was refreshing! Despite that figurative work has never been my big focus, I find the practice of great value to develop drawing skills.


I decided to experiment a bit with Yupo paper, oil pastels and ink pens and indulged myself in the interior just as much as the figure.


Volume and some work with color.


A very literal spacial sketch.


After establishing spacial relationships in the above sketch it was easy to come up with this next one.


The session was enjoyed by everybody and will definitely become a recurring occasion.