Sunday, June 17, 2012

Seeking a break from our mini heat wave over the weekend, I sketched a cluster of cypress trees near the Lands End area of San Francisco. The seal rock in the distance of my sketch was also painted by Albert Bierdstadt (1830-1902) from various view points. An excellent place to enjoy the cool breeze which today is completely covered in fog. On the workshop front I'm getting ready to offer several new classes this fall... stay tuned!

Monday, June 04, 2012

Workshop 2012

I just wanted to thank everyone who attended the Gouache & Watercolor workshop over the weekend. What a fantastic gathering of talented artists! It was a pleasure to teach in San Francisco and I welcome others to join future workshops. I used a high resolution projector to display a few demos as seen in the stills here as well as spontaneous brush doodles and color theory samples I taped up on the wall. There was also a comprehensive survey of watercolor and gouache art to inspire and adventures outside on our sketching 'field trip'. Stay tuned for future workshops, which could include figure/head painting themes and combining traditional mediums with digital painting. This can be very helpful in your workflow for concept art; avoiding the increasingly robotic look of 'photo-real' cg renderings that takes the individual artist out of the mix.