Monday, February 19, 2007

The Club

a nice place to meet

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Friday, February 16, 2007

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Taco Shop #3

Taco shop girl
her, not me
I'm 79

Monday, February 12, 2007

Waitin' gRoom


Sunday, February 11, 2007

The Grammys

Charcoal pencil, 11 x 14 inches
Drawings from TV using Fast Drawing Techniques
taught in the book by David Rankin
(Sketch fast, usually an outline, then fill in with a blending tool)

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Local Color Reception

Art and artists at the Escondido Art Partnership Show, Local Color XII

Receiving the the second place award for "I Liked His Hair"

Friday, February 09, 2007

Life Drawing in Ramona

There is a group of artists in Ramona that let me join their life drawing group today. I have drawn from the model before, but never really painted from the live model. I would love to get a nice painting done one of these days.

Conte and pastel, conte and watercolor
Bond paper
18 x 24 inches

Gray Canson paper
Graphite, Watercolor
and white watercolor crayon
5.5 x 7.5 inches
20 minute poses.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Balboa Park, San Diego

This fountain is in the back of a restaurant in Balboa Park.
I took two pieces for the juried show at The San Diego Art Institute
and picked up one that didn't get in last month.
Watercolor, 3 x 4.5 inches

I also picked up a piece that was in the
San Diego Watercolor Society show last month.
Viewing the art at these two galleries made me want to use gauche.
I'm sad that Anna Nicole Smith died.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Children's Pool Beach, La Jolla

Children's Beach in La Jolla was originally designed as a safe
place for children to wade, but is now a haven for sunbathing seals.
There were only about 20 today with lots of pelicans and birds.
The San Diego Watercolor Society had their paint out there today.
Here are some pictures:

Two artists painting.

My painting on the easel. The lady in front of me is another artist.

The informal critique.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Sandwich and Malt Shop on Midland Road

This is a sandwich shop on Midland Road in Poway.
I don't know it's name but it has a Betty Boop
and an ice cream cone outside in the patio AND they have an "A".
The sandwiches are huge . . . and yummy.

Watercolor and Pencil
3.5 x 5.5 inches
One of these days I'll get my easel out again.
This was done in my car in a little sketchbook.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Lawn Bowls 9

Hooray! I finished another piece.

Lawn Bowls 9
Watercolor with Ink
Image 10.5 x 17.5

Friday, February 02, 2007

Old Town, San Diego #2

Today was the North County Society of Fine Arts Paint Out
I think all the school kids around influenced my painting.

Old Town
Oil on Canvas
8 x 10 inches

We were close to this man that played instruments, sang songs
and taught the kids history.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Poway, Oak Knoll and Poway Road

It's the first of the month and time to start my resolution again.
Sitting in the car on a chilly morning in Poway.
Oak Knoll and Poway Road
3x5 inches