Monday, January 14, 2013

Friday, November 16, 2012

Artist Showcase at the Tavern



You can see my paintings behind the bands.  Those where painted live in a concert environment, just like this one. Verve Syndicate organized their first monthly Artist Showcase.  They have continued the tradition each month with great success. Lots of talented people and fun crowd. Good times!

Music: Dirty Rice with Guest Herbal Rootz & Natural Heights
Lingerie Fashion Show by All Marie

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Westlake Village Artist Guild Demo

I did this Demo back in February. The raffle winner got to sit in front of 90 other artists as I demonstrated for the event. It was fun! I'll update the next posts with other events that occurred these past few months.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

WIP

28" x 36" WIP First one of the series.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Me, Myself, and Us

This is me wearing my time traveling face. It's myself as I am now, as I have been, and as I am becoming. I grew up in Condor territory, so that's my buddy there overseeing that I come back to the present, safe and sound.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Skull

I did this today at my buddy Rubino's place. 8"x10". Ivory Black, Cad. Red, Ochre, and White. Happy New Year!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Alotl: x-mas weekend


This is my nephew Alotl. My youngest sitter yet. He did a great job trying to sit still. He looks a lot like his dad in this rendition.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Family Portrait Roadtrip

My prima Becky, wrapping up my tour in Fillmore

My niece Stephany

My tío Luis in Freemont.

This is my tía Zeferina from Sacramento.


My cousin Albert. Painted him while I passed by through Bakersfield on Thurs. Nov. 18. He was a great model. Went back to his pose right where he left off each time!

I told myself I'm going to stick to a monochrome palette for the next six months, but I'm trying out this duotone combination that Richard Robinson suggested to me of Burn Sienna and Ultramarine Blue plus white. I'm using Permalba white, which is a Titanium/Zinc mix. It's creamier and has less of a tinting strength than pure Titanium. I like it. It also seems less cool (blue) to me.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Random Replay Sketches

This is a Facebook Graffiti. Click Here to watch the replay:

This one's from http://sketch.odopod.com/ Give it a second to warm up. . .

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sketchup and Mustard

Here's a collection of some of the bi-weekly sketch topics we had going at our work for a while:

Silver Fox is an exploration of the "Fairy Tales" theme

Demon Heart, the main entry for "Fairy Tales"

This one's my favorite. It's a "Family Portrait" of an inter-species dino-family with a pet fish. The natural looking crayon art was made digitally in ArtRage. It's hard to draw like a kid!

This was the most random one for me. The theme was called "Crunch Baby"... go figure

Boy and his Dinosaur from the "Imagination" theme
This is for the "Hand Turkey" theme, where we trace our hands and doodle


Monday, October 4, 2010

Painting at my Tía Amelia's

This sketch is of Doña Delia, my little cousins grandma. We held a painting workshop at my Tía Amelia's house on Sat and Sunday. Again, I'm forcing myself to work in monochrome, but couldn't resist to do the color study below:

I quickly headed for the creek after painting Doña Delia to pull off this 1hr study.

Here's what everyone else did that day. I think they turned out great!

Amelia's Painting

Becky's Painting

Patti's Painting

This is little Marco taking the throne after grandma's session. The painting on the far left is my tía Amelia's portrait of her dad, my grandfather. That's from the last workshop we held at my mom's house.