Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Life Drawing

Life drawing today!
20 minute pose
pencil and watercolor in a moleskine

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

sketchbook page

done while watching American Splendor

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

Gustav Klimt

A sketchbook page after watching a movie about the surrealist artist, KLIMT.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Reconstructed Journal

Whenever I go sketching with Stephen and Rachel, Stephen brings sketchbooks he MAKES HIMSELF! I finally got to go to a class of his held at Studio Maureen and the Next Door Gallery. The class was called the "Reconstructed Journal". 6 of us attended and the journals we got to bring home were simply beautiful.

If you have never been to Studio Maureen, I highly recommend a visit. The studio includes a shop filled with wonderful handmade items, such as, ceramic art, jewelry, paper goods, glassware, clothing and irresistible garden art and folk art from Mexico.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Baby Shower

It was an exciting day... I got to attend my niece's baby shower in Los Angeles and see my family as well.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Free Tuesdays at Balboa Park

On the Third Tuesday of the month some museums are free to San Diego Residents.
I visited the
San Diego Art Institute Mingei International Museum
San Diego Museum of Art , The San Diego Art Institute
and the Japanese Friendship Garden . This sketch is of a fountain in the prado courtyard.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Zoo sketching

Friday I went skeching at the San Diego Zoo with the Weekday Sketchcrawlers. I forgot my camera but made a slide show with my blackberry photos.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Monday, September 07, 2009

Map of Sketch and paint out videos

My maps on google of paint out videos with the San Diego Watercolor Society, North County Society of Fine Arts and San Diego Weekday Sketchcrawl Group is here.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Friday, September 04, 2009

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Alice Neel (2 sketchbook pages)

Happy Birthday Jeremy!

It was my day off so I spent the day waiting for 5:30 when we will take my son out for his 23rd birthday dinner/party.

I watched a DVD about portrait artist, Alice Neel which I found very sad. I like her work though, which was very "direct and fresh". I liked the way she kept the black outlines in her portraits. You can see some of her work here.

While we were at the vet with our dog, Boone I was reading some of the quotes from the movie to Gary... Suddenly we started making up our own:

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Painting at Swamis with the SDWS

Today was the San Diego Watercolor Society paint out at Swami's Beach in Encinitas, California. I made another video which can be viewed here. It was so hot and shade was limited. I left early. .

Bid on this piece here: ebay

Swamis on ebay

Tuesday, September 01, 2009