Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Richard Schmid is so masterful and inspiring.
I just love seeing how he recreates nature
according to what he wants to say.

Here is a painting based off of Schmid's
"Spring Floodwater".

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009

12.25.9 Jay Moore study

I'm trying to apply new principles that I've learned, here it goes:

10x8 oil on linen panel

12.21.9 Barn study

Monday, December 21, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

12.6.9 Figure paintings

Here are several paintings that I had created
yesterday during a figure painting session.
8x10 oil on panel:

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Bitter cold woods

Eh, this landscape looks too simple when viewed from
close up, where you would be able to reach out and touch
it. So, I'll keep it a thumbnail size, oh and make it achromatic
too. Frustrated:/

Friday, November 27, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

11.19.9 Portrait update

Landscapes and exploration

"Nature does not capriciously scatter her secrets as golden gifts to lazy poets and luxurious darlings, but imposes task when she presents opportunity."
~Edgar Payne~

Monday, November 16, 2009

Portrait updates:11.13.9 & 11.14.9

Here are two paintings that I had created over
the weekend:

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Figurative updates:11.8.9

Here are two paintings that I recently created during
the Sunday AVAA session, each painting was created in
one hour, the time limit helps me to commit to every
stroke and move on to the larger picture that I have
in mind.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A new tool

I love my pocked sized digital
sketchbook; the nintendo DS
equipped with the Colors
application. I think this
is a great tool for color
studies, which I noodled
out these two yesterday
at AVAA:

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Eh, the information is there but not taken to the
level that I want.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Phew, this is the largest landscape I have attempted so
far, 20x16. I went out to the greenbelt to do a field study,
and then with the study and a photo I completed a large
painting in my studio. I felt as if I was in control from the
very beginning to completion.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Plein air

I had an amaazing weekend which was
filled with lots of pleasant learning
and painting! Okay, I have to put into
practice what I've been taught:

on painting the flow of light

These were done on Sunday during the 30min
pose session held at the AVAA building. I'm
enjoying the shorter painting sessions more
than I had in the past, 30 mins is enough
time to create a pleasing composition, which
means getting the whole down on canvas.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Figure update:10/10/9

After having painted the model from the session
I later went home and fixed a few problems that
had been bugging me.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

10.3.9 Figure update

I enjoyed the painting process and had
fun on this painting but still lacked
the understanding that I had wanted.
Later that day I learned some revealing
things that I shall put into practice.

Friday, October 2, 2009


Here is a portrait that I had painted earlier
today during Eve Larson's session. It was
too messy so I wiped it after snapping the
photo for evidence of this fact. Afterall, a
canvas wiped today is a canvas good for
another day.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

landscape study 9.25.9

Man, the weather today was just spectacular.
I would have liked to have spent more time
outdoors today, but I did do a one hour
study of my neighbor's yard.

Portrait update! 9.25.9

Well, here is another product of my practice.
I'm trying to put into practice everything I've
learned while having measurements be the underlying
idea that I give the most attention to.