Thursday, February 2, 2012
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Since Milagros was born I've been trying to document her growth with sketches and paintings. It has been hard with the limited time I have while Im with her, but I found a cool way to document her month by month. Im going to paint a 6"x6" panel of her for every month till she is 2 years old then going to frame it for her. Im not just painting them, Im going to try to use different mediums to make each one. So here are the first 4 months so far, Month 1 Watercolor on paper, 2 Ink and Watercolor, 3 Pencil on paper and 4 Color Pencil.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Every year the Kirkland Arts Center holds an Artshow and Artist Challenge to raise money. KAC is an awesome local arts center for all ages and am proud to be part of this organization for the last 3 years! This years artist challenge is "Popart" and the winner gets $1000 and all pieces are donated for the auction that they have in September. So its a win win for me I get my art out there and I get to paint!
So this is the initial sketch on canvas with my marker comp to work out the composition and colors. Enjoy~
Monday, July 25, 2011
With the addition of my new Pilot Brush Pen i've really been on a roll. It really feels good to put color on paper. I hope to keep it up and not slack off, I have a competition Im entering in October and I need to get working on the piece. I'll post some pictures of my progress.
But for now here is another on of my brush exercise, this is from a photo of Venice in 2007, I took a plethora of photos. This took me 20 mins or so from pen to paint. Im trying not to over work my sketches and just lay down color as I feel it. Enjoy~
Friday, July 22, 2011
I came across this great group on the net called "Urban Sketchers" There are groups all over the world that go and sketch around their town or cities. These are some pictures I drew from in Lisbon, I hope to catch up with the Seattle chapter. Check them out @ http://www.urbansketchers.org/