Video Posted June 16, 2013

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Working on Planes of the Human Head, Profile View

These are all graphite on 20# bond, except for the skull sketch, which was done with brush pens.  The progression is from bottom to top; I did the bottom one first and the top one last.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Today's Sketch:  Graphite on Strathmore 400 Drawing - about 5" x 8". A statue of St. Peter at the Ponte Sant'Angelo in Rome.  Peter is oblivious to his charges and seems to be preoccupied with taking a selfie on his tablet.  The tourists and residence at his feet are oblivious to him as well.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Oil on Canvas Panel - 7" X 9"

Crop of original (below).

I think the design in the cropped version is better than the design of the original.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Graphite on Bristol - about 8" x 8"

My goal in doing this again was to eliminate as mush as possible the Western influence I've been subliminally inserting in my previous portraits.  (See previous post for a comparison.)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Working on the drawing skills today after reading the most excellent book, Sketching from Square One ... to Trafalgar Square by Richard E. Scott.  Graphite on sketch book paper - 60-lb. / 89gsm.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The initial sketch of the subject, then ... below is an attempt at a graphite drawing, both about 8" x 10".


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Study - Pen & Wash on Arches Cold Pressed - 18cm x 26cm; 7" x 10"

My previous photo of this was taken at night indoors, so the color was too warm.  This photo was taken in daylight outdoors and is much more accurate color wise.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Today's Sketches: First four were done from life; last one from a photo. Pencil, black ballpoint, and/or brush pen/s on paper.

The figures don't stay in one position or place very long, had to be very quick.  Sometimes they just get up and walk away before you've had any time drawing them at all.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Pink Umbrella - 11' x 15" - Pastel on UArt Paper

Created for Bill Guffey's Virtual Paintout - Kinmen Island using
Google Street View.  After you go to,
zoom in for a closer view of the scene I used as a reference for
this painting.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Oil Study on Canvas Paper - Great Zimbabwe - 8" x 14"

I've been captivated by the idea and ruins called Great Zimbabwe, so I'm working on a design for a painting of it.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Tree Variations - 10-1/2" x 17-1/2" - Oil on Canvas Paper

I see these trees almost everyday during my work week driving on the 10 Freeway in Los Angeles.  Thought I'd immortalize them in paint.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Vivid Primary Palette + Cool Green - 6" x 8" - Oil on Canvas Panel

Vivid Primary Palette + Cool Green (five colors):  Cad Yel, Alizarin, Ultramarine, Veridian, Titanium