Monday, December 8, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
A couple scribbles in my mini watercolor moleskiene from a morning trip to Bodie. I had camped just south of Bridgeport so I could get to Bodie first thing in the morning. I woke up to a gorgeous sunrise and chilly 20 degree temps. I could have spent all day there roaming around, but it was so damn cold, and I got really hungry... : )
I did manage to get in an oil painting, I'll post it when I can get around to taking a pic.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
As Pablo mentioned in the comments for the last post, there's a great PBS series on Plein Aire painting featuring Matt Smith, Kenn Backhaus, and Jean LeGassick as they paint in Denali and other spots in Alaska. This series was the direct inspiration for this trip, as I think Frank had heard of their trip before the show came out, and also heard stories from Ralph Oberg who apparently has made several trips to Denali. This series is a must see, not only for following these remarkable artists and hearing their musings on painting, but also to hear of the history of painting in Alaska. I had never heard of the great Sydney Laurence, or Belmore and George Brown, and the series shows some of their amazing inspirational work. These guys mastered plein aire in ALASKA! On GLACIERS! Man, I feel so wimpy : ) Who could turn down this call of the wild?
Our first day in Alaska, and we were amazed that the rain held off just long enough. I had been checking the weather forecasts before leaving Ca. and all I saw was rain, rain, and more rain. The truth was though, that it was more like typical Colorado weather, where the weather moved in fast but could also leave just as quickly.
We were filmed by a Japanese film crew here for a story on the activities in Denali! If anyone gets Asahi TV, look for two scraggily painters in Denali!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
That's me on the left. We hopped a shuttle bus (the only way to get this far) to the Eielson center 66 miles and four hours down the only road in the park. We had just enough time to get a quick painting done before a squall moved in bringing heavy clouds and rain.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
The type placement (which I don't know how to adjust up and down) offends my design eye. I'll get it eventually!
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Friday, February 29, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
The second one, done at the
Check out the date! After LucasArts, I went to work for Activision at their Z-Axis studio in
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20th - Sunday, March 9th
Reception: Saturday, February 23rd, 4-8 pm
And here's the Gallery info:
For those of you who'll miss it, here are some of the pieces I'll have up at the show.
Cement plant in Berkeley. Oil on panel 8x10
The road out of China Camp. Oil on panel 6x8
The view looking south at Pirates Cove near Muir Beach. Oil on panel 8x8
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Here's a stand of trees (I don't think they're aspens) in front of Yosemite Falls in May.