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Bothe-Napa Valley Trip & A New Book

I took a break from the studio this weekend to go on a camping trip up at Bothe-Napa Valley State Park. I was able to get a few gouache sketchbook paintings in, which was a nice break from the children’s … Continue reading

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Spent the day drawing at the Asian Art Museum’s exhibit, “China’s Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor’s Legacy.” I really hate working with pencil and charcoal in my sketchbooks, because while I am doing these drawings (and especially after I am … Continue reading

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Quick warm-up sketch done at “Happy Doughnut” – one of the only coffee shops open today. I’ll be spending the rest of the day working in the studio on a piece for an upcoming show. A big thank you to … Continue reading

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Took a break from my regular studio work for some supplementary learning. I recently subscribed to the “New Masters Academy,” which is basically an online database of art lectures and classes on technique, color theory, and everything in between. I … Continue reading

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Another 2am two-page spread from my sketchbook. Haven’t been doing a lot of sleeping, lately, and I would say this is a pretty accurate depiction of my mind at this hour.

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I’ve been doing these small watercolor/gouache studies of Francis Bacon and Soutine paintings to warm up in the studio lately. Funny thing is that I distinctly remember a professor once telling me that I “should be past the point of working from … Continue reading

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In my efforts to tidy up the studio, I also ended up going through a lot of my sketchbooks. These are just a few of them, ranging from 2009-2013. And, as usual, studio cat feels the need to photobomb.

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