Monday, May 15, 2017

New Listing: Laguna Beach Lifeguard Tower

Laguna Beach Lifeguard Tower

Laguna Beach Lifeguard Tower
Original Watercolor
5 x 7 inches
Ebay Auction

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Plein Air Convention and Expo PACE17 at Balboa Park, San Diego

A Lydeo of a few hundred artists painting at Balboa Park.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Liberty Station

 Still hyper from the Plein Air Convention and Expo (#PACE17) I did a sketch after entering some pieces in the San Diego Watercolor Society monthly show. The Walk for Mental Health was just wrapping up so I got to sketch. I practiced some of the many things I tried to remember from the convention.

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Sketching at the opera last night during the dress rehearsal of LA TRAVIATA. What a great opportunity!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Stamping and painting

One of the things I like when I "clean" my studio is I find things that I didn't know I had or that I haven't used in a long time. Sometimes I walk into my studio and I am inspired right away and I don't clean it at all. Today I spent a lot of time sorting through papers and combining them into 2 flat boxes. When I was done I came across a large bird I had photographed at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. I wasn't sure why I saved a large 8.5 x 11 print of the bird but it looked perfect for a stamp project. I sat down and carved out a small stamp using a scrap of Speedy-carve I found.

If I were to do it again I would have picked a better piece of carving material. I don't plan things out too well, I just jump in and DO IT. This bird barely fit on the stamp material. At first I used a stamp pad to ink the stamp and later used printing ink and a brayer. The paper is quite absorbent so the image came out better using more ink with the brayer.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden, Balboa Park

A 2:12 minute Lydeo of me and my friends at the Rose Garden this morning. A LOT of roses!

Balboa Park Rose Garden

This is the view of the museum at Balboa Park. I was trying a large brush and large shapes.

When my friends showed up I pulled out my small sketchbook and painted Stephen sketching.