Friday, May 31, 2013

"Top of Filbert"

12x12" oil on masonite
Studio Gallery, San Francisco

Here's another from "94109" at the Studio Gallery. 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

"Broadway Tunnel"

12x12" oil on masonite - sold
Studio Gallery, San Francisco

I've been hard at work painting for "94109" which opens on Sunday at the Studio Gallery in SF. I'm still hoping to get out on the street for at least one painting, but it's been a busy week so I'm not sure if I can make it happen. Yesterday I walked around neighborhoods in the zip code for almost six hours taking photographs. It was exhausting but I think I got some interesting images.

Saturday, May 18, 2013


20x20" oil on canvas
Spirit Gallery, Burlingame, CA

I just finished hanging the show at the Spirit Gallery in Burlingame, the reception is this Sunday. It's been a busy couple of weeks! There's also another show coming up in a few weeks at the Studio Gallery. It's an urban plein air event called "94109". All paintings must be done in one week and the subject matter must be within the 94109 zip code. I'll post more details closer to the event.

I've had some emails asking about my painting process when doing larger pieces so I figured I'd post a few photos below.

First I toned the canvas with a thin wash of burnt sienna and sketched out the buildings.

Next I scrubbed in some approximate colors.

Here I started applying thicker paint with more accurate colors. I continued making adjustments until I arrived at the finished painting seen at the top of this post.