Everything starts with a sketch
A sketch can be an idea that stays in your imagination or it can find it’s way to paper. If it finds it’s way to paper it can sit there waiting for years for you to return. Sometimes to follow through with a painting or the final drawing and other times just to remind you of that creative moment. Sketch of woman who had just passed. I was in college and working in a convalescent home in Hermosa Beach. I knew her. It was late at night. The nurse on duty calle...
Aqua Wash Printing Inks
Love the look and feel of oil based inks but hate the cleanup? Join us along with artist Rick Kitagawa while he demonstrates these versatile oil based inks. Charbonnel Aqua Wash is a highly pigmented, non-toxic oil based ink emulsion that can be used for etching, engraving, wood block, lino cut, monotype and even letterpress, yet it cleans up with soap and water! Aqua Wash also has an assortment of mediums to achieve the right viscosity...
New artwork in Bountiful and Frida series
After an almost 8 week series of colds and flu-like symptoms, I'm back in studio and painting again. YAHOO! I decided to work on a new Frida painting for inclusion in Pasion de Frida, all all Frida exhibit happening next month at Puerto Allegre Restaurant here in San Francisco. I may have not been feeling well but while I was at home, there were lots of ideas running through me. One of them was to create more Bountiful paintings. I so love painting this series. I feel like its a celebration of large women. Big butts, boobs, legs - an in your face, here I am celebration. The women are wome...
Churning out a few studies for an upcoming oil series #AttentionWhore before I head off to Yosemite for the week. Still deciding on scale and a couple of elements stylistically, but you get the general direction. Ah, the evolution of courtship. Pure romance right here. . .
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