Saturday, December 12, 2009

Getting paid to paint

The rare occurance of traditional watercolor for a job. Copyright Warner Bros. 2009. Watercolor on paper. Still too busy with freelance to get some studio painting done.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

november life drawing

A couple of weeks worth of quick sketches. Stabilo Aquarellable on animation paper. roughly 10x14".

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Boulder Bay

a small study for a larger painting. Boulder Bay up in Big Bear.
watercolor and graphite. 5x12"

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Things on my Table in July

Things on my table in July, watercolor and mixed media on artistico fabriano,22x30"
An abstract study for the painting. Watercolor and graphite on paper, 5x5"

details of "Things on my Table in July"

mid september life drawing

that model, Nicole, who is growing out her hair, did some nice poses. These are three or five minute. Stabilo Aquarellable (and water) on 16 field animation paper.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

firefighter procession

I think I was the last car permitted on to the 210 freeway at the Pennsylvania ramp yesterday right before the funeral procession for one of the firefighters who fought the Station Fire. Firefighters were lined on the 3 overpasses in La Crescenta. Had to draw this later from memory.

quick one minute life drawing studies

After a month of not being able to get to life drawing sessions, it was great to draw Friday. These are 1 minute except for middle drawing which is 3 minute. Stabilo on animation paper.

Friday, September 04, 2009

New from Firefighter series

Some new watercolors from last week. Watercolor on paper, image 7x7", unfortunately had alot of close reference.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Olive tree in Italy

Detail of Olive Tree, watercolor
Watercolor on Fabriano, 22x30", 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

July life drawing

It's nice to hold a real pencil. Stabilo on animation paper, about 10x15".

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

weather sketchbook

The L.A. Times has streamlined it's weather page and these great little paragraphs will no longer be printed. This is the last one. I didn't know of that when I painted the dying oleander blossoms. The blossoms are almost more beautiful when they lay on the ground at the foot of the plant. What I like is the poetry of the headline. It's the headline that is gone.......

Friday, July 03, 2009

Studio shot

Yes, I am painting. I am working on this watercolor of olive branches. An Italy painting in progress. I'm almost finished with a freelance project for Disney Publishing and then will dive into the studio. Am working at least 2 hours every morning on this. Thanks for checking and wondering.......

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Perfect studio weather, but I'm working hard on some freelance digital painting. Hope to get some studio days soon.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Early May life drawing

A couple of 3 and 5 minute drawings from recent Disney sessions. Watercolor and Stabilo on animation paper. I've been very busy on new fairy book "Golden Age of Fairies" which will be a beautiful book. Maybe I can post a mushroom, flower or something magical soon. It was great to take a break and draw with a pencil the past couple of Fridays.

Monday, April 20, 2009

April 20 cake

Happy birthday to WC-FL. watercolor/newsprint on paper.

Friday, April 10, 2009


Things on my table in February. watercolor on artistico fabriano, 22x30", 2009. and detail

Thursday, April 09, 2009

life drawing

several quick sketches from life drawing. Stabillo on animation paper. watercolor added on one. images about 10x7".

Friday, April 03, 2009

boy head

4x4" gouache on paper

Thursday, March 05, 2009


Lotus Blossom Festival cancelled again, since Lotus flowers not growing on Echo Park Lake again this year.
I love lifeguard towers pushed back toward banks for the winter. Salt Creek Beach in Orange Co.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Weather/Newspaper image

Two quick paintings of Los Angeles. Freeways are horrid when wet.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Continuing previous images from newspaper

Again, these were taken from color xeroxs. Watercolor on paper, 3x4". From original "Images from the Newspaper" series. Of course, I changed the image quite a bit from the actual newspaper photo. These were done in 2000-2002. I exhibited 100 of these type of drawings in a show in Hollywood sometime in early 2002 I believe.