Monday, December 31, 2007

Costa Rica Rainforest - Painting in progress

[2007, Acrylic on Illustration Board, 26.5 x 12 in]
I'm still working out the colors and need to resolve the middle and far grounds. Hopefully, I'll finish it before the Spring semester begins.

Costa Rica Rainforest - Preliminary work

[2007, Pencil on Tracing Paper, 26.5 x 12 in]
These images show some of the preliminary work for an environment painting of 30 different species. The thumbnail (top) is meant to establish major value areas in an interesting composition. The actual-size pencil drawing (bottom) is meant to establish the details and values for the painting.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Leaf Meets Rock

[2007, Acrylic on illustration board, 10 x 8 in]

Object study for preparation of enviroment (see upcoming rainforest posts)

I Killed Kenny, I'm a Bastard

[2007, Acrylic on illustration board,
10 x 8 in]

Egg decoration assignment.

Orchid Fantasia

[2007, Acrylic on illustration board, 7 x 9 in, each]Photo rendering assignment where I painted a black and white value study, then painted an "intuitive" multicolor scheme.

Sun Rising News Building

[2007, Pencil on paper, 13 x 18 in]

1950’s Building Design assignment

Albert Schweitzer Reversal Drawing

[2006, Charcoal on bristol board, 27 x 17.5 in]

Charcoal drawing from W. Eugene Smith’s "Schweitzer at the Lamp" photo, 1954;

In Real Life, I Have Arms

[2006, Charcoal pencil on paper, 15.5 x 20 in]
The goal of this self-portrait drawing was to be very sensitive to the line quality.

Community College Paintings and Drawings

Prior to my study at SJSU, the following paintings/drawings resulted from my classes at the following community colleges: Sierra College (Rocklin, CA), American River College (Sacramento, CA) and Sacramento City College (Sacramento, CA).

Beginner Kayaker's Adventure

[2006, Colored pencil on illustration board, 20 x 15 in]

For an article about a woman sports author experiencing her first kayaking lesson.

Octopus Hunting Crab with his Favorite Arm

[2006, Colored pencil on illustration board, 20 x 15 in]
Assignment for an article about octopus having a preferred arm.

Ravens Playing with Black Feather

[2005, Colored pencil on illustration board,
20.75 x 13.5 in]

Assignment for a children’s book. In this two-page spread, the ravens are playing with Black Feather, a young American Indian man, who
does not realize they’re just playing.

Pigeons Follow Roads

[2005, Colored pencil on illustration board,
20 x 15 in]

Assignment for an article about pigeons using main
roads/highways to find their way home.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Bass Solo

[Bass Solo, 2004, Oil on canvas, 30 x 36 in]

Sax Groove

[2003, Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in]
2004 People’s Choice Award and Juror’s Commendation, Sacramento City College Student Art Show

Multichrome Bass Syndrome

[2004, Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 30 in.]

The second painting (and currently, the last) of my "multichrome syndrome" series.

Multichrome Guitar Syndrome

[2003, Acrylic on Canvas, 30 x 40 in.]

One of my first composed, large scale acrylic paintings.

This IS My Happy Face

[2003, Acrylic on canvas, 28 x 22 in]

Self-portrait assignment; Most of friends say this doesn't look like me, but most of them don't know me - ha, ha, just kidding - I'm usually not this serious.

Orange Wine

[2001, Acrylic on illustration board, 13 x 7.5 in]
I know this is weired, but it was a color-theory assignment from a magazine photo. Blending and
local color of objects were not allowed, and multiple color-schemes in different areas had to be used.

Moving in the Thick

[2002, Watercolor on
illustration board, 18 x 24 in]

River City Cafe Flower Pots

[2001, Watercolor on paper, 20 x 12.5 in]

Referenced from photo I took on one of Sacramento's many bright, summer mornings.

Sax for Change

[2001, Uniball pen on paper, 20 x 16 in.]
Using the pointillism style to depict a street musician in Old Town Sacramento.

Two Becks

[1999, Uniball pen on paper, 10 x 10.5 in]
Using the pointillism style and two overlapping images to create a portrait of Beck.