Saturday, November 7, 2009

I added some new yellow bits to these today. The inspiration for these paintings comes from the lovely Bernal Hill, so that is the reason for the slopey shapes.
Is slopey even a word--I think not. Oh well.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Layered some darker orange and brown onto the orange series of 4. This picture isn't that great, but the picture of the other two paintings didn't come out at all, so I am not even going to post it. :(

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I added some more layers to the yellow series of 6...

Here are some close ups. I can't tell if the details are easier to see in these or not.

Monday, October 26, 2009

I started a new orange series of 4 today.

It seems like I have started a lot of new projects lately, but not finished any. I should work on that...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Update on the tiny yellow series...I added some brown and orange layers.

a different angle...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A few more photos from Rebecca from RAH Photography. I thought I had posted these already, but apparently I somehow saved the post as a draft instead. Oops!

If you'd like to check out more of Rebecca's fabulous photos (not involving me) here is a link her blog.

These are just pictures of me and my studio, so if you're here for the paintings feel free to skip to the next post :)

fyi-i don't normally wear purple silk when i paint :)

FYI--Rebecca also took the pic I use in my blog profile.

Thanks again Rebecca!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Ok, this picture really sucks! Sorry!
I added some new orange and yellow layers but due to my poor photography I'm not sure you can really even tell :)

Sorry about the massive flash spots in these pics!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Started a new yellow series of six...

The canvases are tiny. Just 4" x 4" x 1.5"h

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Update on the other muted palette painting...this one is starting to remind me of the power lines that are everywhere in san francisco

random shot of power lines I took on 15th street...

Friday, September 11, 2009

I'm also done with the underpainting on the 18x18 square. Go me!

Here is a pic of the first layer of glaze I added...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Another street art find...this one on a telephone pole on 23th Street by fun is that?

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I love all of the street art in the mission. It seems like every time you walk down the street something new has popped up.

I spotted this glued to the door of an empty building on Valencia Street...

Monday, September 7, 2009

I'm finished with the under paintings on all of the 8x8 I'm starting on the final layers..

Can you even see the white and parchment color glazes I added in these pics? I think I can just barely see them, but I know they are there. Maybe if I got a real camera instead of always using my iphone...

Saturday, September 5, 2009

I must have these hands!

Saw them in the window of X21 on Valencia Street...

Friday, September 4, 2009

Update on muted palette paintings...

This one first...I've added a few different blues...the contrast is very slight so it's not really showing up in the photo as much as I would like!

The second is starting to look like the view from my window...I need to add more fog though

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I can tell burning man is coming up when I pass something like this just sitting on the street corner at 26th and Bartlett while I'm walking home.

This painting has been in the works for awhile. The underpainting finally complete, so now I'm starting on the focal points (that's what I'm calling those big white blobs)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Added some white highlights to the first muted palette piece...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I'm starting two new paintings...both are in a more muted palette than I generally work in. Should be fun!

This one is starting out with a grey and yellowy-parchment base...

This one is a bit darker with a greyish base and white highlights...

Saturday, August 15, 2009

I'm going to new york (leaving today) so I won't be posting for the next week or so. Bye for now!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Working on the other two 8x8's now...

Once again my unfortunate photography skills leave much to be desired. Not sure if you can even really see the new burnt sienna, raw umber and rust layers I added to the lightest 8x8...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I've added more yellow and orange to start developing its personality.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I'm focusing on each of the 8x8's separately now so they each become their own unique piece.

This image is supposed to be turned 90 degrees counter clock wise, but for some reason I can't get it to post that way. Annoying!
If you tilt your head to the right you might actually be able to tell what it is supposed to look like :)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Working on the 18x18 painting again.
This painting is also part of the 24th Street Station series, so I added some of the raw umber, burnt sienna and orange layers that I've been using in the 8x8's.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

More fun with raw umber and burnt sienna layers.
I'm using square brushes on all of the 8x8's to capture the shape of the 24th street station tiles....

I focused more on the yellow and orange layers with this one...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Added some more definition to two of the 8x8 squares with additional raw umber and burnt sienna layers. I also put in some highlights in several shades of yellow and orange.

Monday, August 3, 2009

I haven't forgotten about the 18x18 square...
I just added some new layers of dark rust, dark brown, burnt sienna. I also added a few highlights to keep the dark colors from overpowering the yellow base.
This one is coming along nicely.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Two not so great photos of the other two 8x8 squares.
I used raw umber and burnt sienna on these as well to try to get to that deeper brown...

The first one is much more severe than the second, don't you think? The second one has a more mellow vibe...

Thursday, July 30, 2009

I added some new layers on two of the 8x8 squares. I used variations on raw umber and burnt sienna to start getting into the brown tones I wanted to pick up.

These two are really starting to take on their own personalities now...

Friday, July 24, 2009

The lovely Rebecca from RAH Photography came to my studio a few weeks ago for a new project she is working on that involves taking portraits of artists. Here are some of the photos she took...

She also does really cool wedding photos and candid shots. You can see more of her work here:

I highly recommend working with her. She is very easy going but also really professional. She makes you feel very comfortable, which is crucial when you're getting your picture taken because its easy to feel awkward. I know I always do.
Went to dinner at Delfina last night for my friend Allison's birthday.
Not really related to any of my art projects, but I wanted to post a pic of the desert because it was so cute! That's all. Bye!