Monday, November 4, 2013

Sake Bottle

Oil on panel. 6 x 6 inches (15.24 x 15.24 cm.)

Another in the sake cup and bottle series. This will be shown at the 11th annual Segil Fine Art Small Works show in Monrovia, CA. Show dates are Dec 7 - 31, 2013.

Also in the show will be "Blue Kimono", a 9 x 12 inch oil painting which is "finished", but I'm still doing some tweaking on it. I'll post a photo of it in a few days.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Portrait of Jonathan and Michelle

A recent portrait commission, charcoal on toned paper.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Sake Cup with Orange

A variation on the sake cup theme.

Oil on hardboard panel, 6 x 6 inches (15.24 x 15.24 cm).

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sake Cup and Marbles

I've had this sake cup for a while, but no sake.  So I thought I would put it to some other good use, like in a still life. I could write about the design process, or the learning curve I endured trying to get a good photo and match the colors, but that's probably not interesting to a lot of people. I like the painting, and I hope you enjoy looking at it.

Oil on panel, 6 x 6 in. (15.24 x 15.24 cm)

Sunday, May 26, 2013


This is charcoal with just a little white chalk, on Daler Rowney Canford Imperial drawing paper (Barley color). 10 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches. (This info is for artists.)

 I enjoy nostalgia, and the 1930's have some interesting scenes and special appeal for me. Amina, a student at 3 Kicks art studio in Pasadena, is the model.

When I show it at a gallery, I'm thinking of a title like Magnifique or Excellente, or something equally cliched. It might be corny, or it might be a good fit. I need to think about it.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Charcoal portraits

 These young portrait subjects are Katie, Colin, and William. Their parents commissioned the portraits, and they were done last fall. These are "finished" portraits, unlike the many head studies on this blog, which are sketches by comparison. The blog has several other finished portraits too, and they're usually identified as portraits, not studies. You can tell the difference. I like the finished drawings, but I like the sketchy look of the quick studies, too.