I painted this two hour portrait study demo of our model Olivia
in oils on canvas.
Last Saturday I hosted a painting and drawing event at Griffith Park for the Society of Illustrators. I had a costume model pose under one of the large trees near the carousel and we all enjoyed the morning working in our individual styles. Here some pictures I shot of the event.
This past year I have attended a painting workshop on Tuesdays. We do portrait studies from models. I paint in oils on canvas. These are samples of some of the portraits I have done . Each painting was completed in about two hours.
210 East Main St. Alhambra, CA. 91801 Free for SILA members
$ 10 for non-members $5 for students with school ID
The Nucleus Gallery and The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles will be hosting a informative meeting for artists who are interested in selling their work in galleries. Ben Zhu the owner of Nucleus Gallery and my self will provide insight as to what we have experienced with the gallery business. So if your are starting to sell your work or thinking about getting your paintings into galleries this meeting should help give you some information that can help you.
The San Dimas Festival of Arts on April 23-25 Presented the 34th Annual National Western Art Exhibition & Sale at the Walker House. This year I had ten paintings for sale in the gallery. My painting "Bristle Cone Pine" was nominated for Best Oil Painting.
This year I sold limited Edition Prints of the Walker House. I did this painting last years for the "Slow Draw". It is a Plein Air painting that was done in three hours. The original painting was purchased by David Bratt who is the Festival event coordinator. If you are interested in buying one of the prints they will be for sale year round in the Historical Society Museum on the second floor of the Walker House. The edition is of 100 signed and numbered prints. They are $100.00 each and $250.00 framed You can also contact me by e-mail and I would be happy to ship you prints of the Walker House. firstname.lastname@example.org
I did the 45 minute "Quick Draw " on Saturday at the San Dimas Art Festival. This year I did a drawing of a buffalo head. It was done on canson paper with charcoal and Conti a Paris pencils. Its a very stressful affair as people are crowded around you. Some people are asking you questions and the auctioneer is trying to interview you as well. When the 45 minutes are up you put a frame on it and then it goes up for auction. This year the wining bid for my art went to David Gillies one of the judges of the show.
On March 26th I was one of 60 artists and sculptors invited to be in the Cattlemen's Western Art Show in Paso Robles California. It was a great experience. The people where very nice and I plan on being there again next year.