Sunday, December 30, 2012

Pig reflects

"Pig Reflects", oil on canvas, 12" x 12"
Created December 30, 2012.
Year's end, a good time for quiet reflection.  Cheers, everyone!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Rubber bunny

"Rubber Bunny", acrylic on canvas, 20" x 16"
December 16, 2012

I love this vintage bunny's personality and his wonderful sculptural quality.  I just recently discovered the amazing artist J.C. Leyendecker, and I was inspired by his style as I painted this.  There's a great exhibit of Leyendecker's work at the Haggin Museum in Stockton going on right now -- I highly recommend it!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Creamer and apple slices

"Creamer and Apple Slices", oil on canvas, 12" x 9"
December 6, 2012

Here's another step in my quest to paint a little more realistically, without losing my own quirky vision.  I hope you like it!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


"Minx, Seated Pose", acrylic on canvas panel, 11" x 14"
December 3, 2012

"Minx, Horizontal", acrylic on canvas panel, 8" x 16"
December 3, 2012

Our model at the figure sketching group this week was Susan Monson, a beautiful actress and creative spirit.  Susan invented three characters for us, complete with elaborate costumes and personalities that inspired her poses.  This character is "Minx", a voluptuous platinum blonde all decked out in bright red lace, satin and feathers.  Our fearless leader, Big Al Lopez, invited a fantastic jazz group to serenade us and the evening was pure fun!