Friday, May 27, 2011

Miller Park in Sacramento

One of the lovely parks in Sacramento where we painted with Calvin Liang, our instructor from Corona.  These paintings are meant to be small studies.  For myself, they are an invaluable learning tool.  I am less interested in the outcome than I am in the process.  Whenever I could, I tried to paint the same scene that Calvin painted.  In this way, I used his painting as a guide but always looked at the actual scenery before me as my subject.  I wish I could show you his painting with mine next to it, but I don't have the permission to do that.  

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Discovery Park in Sacramento

I recently attended an En Plein Air workshop with Calvin Liang in Sacramento.  It was wonderful and I learned a lot.  Calvin is a fantastic landscape painter and a great teacher who is filled with enthusiasm for his craft.  I wish that I could convey on canvas all of the information I have absorbed from painting with Calvin for five days. If I keep on practicing and applying myself, I believe that some of this knowledge is bound to manifest itself in my work.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Beach Scene

One of my first paintings done in the studio in San Luis Obispo county, my new home.

Life Drawing model

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Lavender Fields of Provence

This painting was done in the studio from my studies of the Lavender Fields in Provence.  The studies were painted while on a trip to Provence with a small group of art students and our celebrated teachers,  Brigitte Curt and Jim Smth.  It reminds me of the spectacular landscapes and great times I experienced. 

Friday, July 9, 2010

Celedon bowl with apples

This bowl is an antique Qing Dynasty bowl that we bought in Hong Kong.  So, I'm very happy to have painted it.  It was difficult to get the color but I think it came out pretty well.  I sold this painting, so I am very pleased.

Solo apple

Apples are great to paint, just ask the great artist Carole Marine.  She paints gorgeous apples.  They are not as easy as one thinks.  I will continue to practice, but I rather like this one.