November 17, 2008

it's conceptual.

I did this old sketch in April. I always thought it might have something interesting in it, so I returned to it recently.

I think I was right. Oil on BFK Rives, roughly 15x22 or something.

November 10, 2008

sargent = master

I did a master copy of John Singer Sargent's "Lady with a Rose." The poor scan quality has washed out a lot of the subtleties in the blacks and the whites, but I was so happy with how it came out that I couldn't wait to post it up here. I'll make sure to get a better image up eventually.
oil on board, roughly 14 x 34.

unity + variety!!

So I went to Nathan Fowkes's color workshop on Saturday at LAAFA with my good friend Tuna. It was wonderful and informative and inspiring, and Nathan Fowkes is quite the master of color and all things related to it! I highly recommend this workshop, or any by Nathan or at LAAFA, to anyone craving some extra knowledge. Here are a couple little color studies I did during the workshop.
Check out Nathan Fowkes work at
and also at, which is dedicated to plein air studies.

Also, Tuna should be putting some pictures up from his demo, look for them at