Thursday, May 16, 2013

Speed Painting

I've been doing some speed painting from my head recently.
This was a little over an hour?
I find that I have a much easier time doing nature and more natural things, compared to architecture, or something that you don't see all the time.  Go figure.
Need to practice the other stuff.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

More Practice

Friday, February 8, 2013

A Quick Little Painting

Been doing a lot of sketching/drawing recently, but I'm too embarrassed to put up my sketches.  So instead, I'll put up one of my paintings that I did last night instead!  Yay!

Took about 4 hours (?) overnight.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

One on One with Nature

I just came back from a painting trip up the coast, where I ended up sleeping in my car in safe areas, and getting a hotel every other day so that I don't smell like a bum.

I left Wednesday and made my way up the PCH, to San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay area.  Stayed a couple nights there, until Friday night, where I headed East to Bakersfield for some friends' get together for the weekend.  
After that, I stayed in Big Sur/Point Lobos/Monterey/Carmel area for the next 3 days.  
One of the most beautiful coastlines I have ever seen.
Unfortunately I didn't get much painting done during these three days as the weather was really against me.
If it wasn't foggy, it was raining, and if it wasn't raining, it was overcast.  Still tried to do a few, but really, I just enjoyed the area.  

If you guys have never seen these areas, I would highly recommend it.  And definitely take the PCH/Highway 1 up.  One of the most relaxing drives I've ever been on.  

After this trip that I took, I really feel that I found my focus again.  

I've made 'some' headway with Gouache.  And I of course had to try a couple iPad paintings.
The 2nd one is the iPad painting.  I had another iPad painting, but it decided to crash on me, and I ended up losing it.  
By far, out of all my paintings, I feel the bottom one is my most successful.  
I once had a teacher that talked about getting the 'truth' of a scene.  I feel I got that the most with this piece.  I tried to really push the color on this one, yet at the same time try to find the 'truth' of the piece.  

Can't wait to get out there and do some more plein air painting!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Quick iPad Sketch

Just a quick sketch from my brother's condo of the 405.  

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Under the Colorado Bridge this morning.
The sun was thinking about coming out, but decided not to.

I went back to gouache again.  Hopefully I'll be making some headway with it.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Morning painting

Went out this morning to do a landscape painting.  About 2 hours?  Tried out the iPad.  I kinda like it, but I definitely need to have a better setup for it.  Namely, an umbrella for SHADE.