Thursday, July 30, 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Low Key With A Few Lights

It looks like a storm in the background. it's actually a mountain.
This is an hour sketch. Working on my speed skills.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Antigua Guatemala

Earlier this year I went on a short trip to Guatemala. This painting is a 1 hour study from a photo I took.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Not Alla Prima

As much as I love alla prima painting, there is a richness and depth that can be had with working and reworking over a painting. This one is an example of that. I did a lot of glazing, scraping  and over painting.

It's not finished, I've been working on it off and on for a few months.

Monday, July 6, 2015


Just South of Downtown Phoenix in the old warehouse district. A little gouache study.

I may have mentioned before, I have a love hate relationship with gouache. I enjoy it's opacity and the unexpected accidents that happen. And I love the matte satin finish. It can be a little tricky though because it changes value so much as it dries.