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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.

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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.

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Volume and some work with color.

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A very literal spacial sketch.

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

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

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