Printmaking

Back to printmaking in 2016-2017 through CCSF Fort Mason Center. Returning to intaglio or etching, and lino-cut and picking up where I left off 30 years ago.

Studio – working on lino-cut

17th Street Afternoon – Three plate intaglio

Agave Pines – Two plate intaglio

Baby Egret – Two color intaglio

Bush and Taylor Corner – Single color intaglio

Bush and Taylor Corner – Three plate intaglio

Winter Front – Two color intaglio

Land’s End #2 – Two color intaglio

Land’s End #1 – Two color intaglio

Mezcal Factory – Linoleum cut

Mother with Child – Linoleum cut

Oaxaca Diptych #1 – Etching, chine-collé

Oaxaca Diptych #2 – Etching

Spring Pond Foliage – Three plate intaglio

Simple Choice Farm – Etching

Encaustic Painting

Yellow-Green Hillside. encaustic. paper. 30x22"
Yellow-Green Hillside. encaustic. paper. 30×22″
Wetlands. encaustic. paper. 30x22"
Wetlands. encaustic. paper. 30×22″
Vertical Falls. encuastic. paper. 30x22"
Vertical Falls. encuastic. paper. 30×22″
Life Underground. encaustic. paper. 30x22"
Life Underground. encaustic. paper. 30×22″
Urban Underground. encaustic. paper. 30x22"
Urban Underground. encaustic. paper. 30×22″
Urban Underground 2. encaustic. paper. 30x22"
Urban Underground 2. encaustic. paper. 30×22″
Underground Spring. encaustic. paper. 30x22"
Underground Spring. encaustic. paper. 30×22″
Green Waterfall. encaustic. paper. 30x22"
Green Waterfall. encaustic. paper. 30×22″
Life Underground Cover Art. encaustic. paper. 30x22
Life Underground Cover Art. encaustic. paper. 30×22
Cosmic Flower. encaustic. paper. 30x22"
Cosmic Flower. encaustic. paper. 30×22″
Blooming. encaustic. paper. 30x22"
Blooming. encaustic. paper. 30×22″
Big Shell. encaustic. paper. 22x30"
Big Shell. encaustic. paper. 22×30″
American River. encaustic. paper. 10x22"
American River. encaustic. paper. 10×22″
Eel River
Eel River Bend. encaustic. paper. 10×22″
Ocean Beach Moss
Montara Beach Moss. encaustic. paper. 10×22″
Reflections Pool
Reflections Pool. encaustic. paper. 10×30″

 

Ocean Beach view
Sutro Drive – Ocean Beach view. encaustic. paper. 10×22″

 

Santa Barbara Coastal Marsh. encaustic. paper. 10x22"
Santa Barbara Coastal Marsh. encaustic. paper. 10×22″
Forest Clearing. encaustic. paper. 8x30"
Forest Clearing. encaustic. paper. 8×30″

Shoreline San Francisco

Low Tide - Shoreline Highway
Shoreline Highway. oil on canvas. 32×24″. 2014

 

Sea Cliff View
Sea Cliff View. oil stick on paper. 30×22″. 2014
San Francisco Seal Rocks. oil on linen. 32x32". 2010
San Francisco Seal Rocks. oil on linen. 32×32″. 2010
China Beach Santuary. oil on linen. 24x24". 2011
China Beach Santuary. oil on linen. 24×24″. 2011
Seal Rocks #2. oil on canvas. 24x24". 2011
Seal Rocks #2. oil on canvas. 24×24″. 2011
Couple at China Beach. oil on linen. 32x32". 2011
Couple at China Beach. oil on linen. 32×32″. 2011
Steep Precipice. oil on linen. 32x32". 2011
Steep Precipice. oil on linen. 32×32″. 2011
Guardians of the Gate. oil on canvas. 32x38". 2011
Guardians of the Gate. oil on canvas. 32×38″. 2011
Seal Rocks - Sutro Beach. oil on canvas. 32x48". 2011
Seal Rocks – Sutro Beach. oil on canvas. 32×48″. 2011
Ocean Beach Receding Tide. oil on canvas. 12x22". 2011
Ocean Beach Receding Tide. oil on canvas. 12×22″. 2011

From Mexico with Love

These drawings and paintings were inspired by and made during an artist residency in San Miguel deAllende during the fall of 2013.

Sizes vary in acrylic and pastel drawn artwork.

Zen Morning
Zen Morning – pastel on paper; 12×16″

Simple Choice Farm Cactus Plant
Prickly Cactus – pastel on paper; 12×16″

Zen Garden - Reflection Pool
Reflection Pool – acrylic on canvas; 20×26″

Zen Cottage in Evening Light
Zen Cottage – acrylic on canvas; 20×26″

Zen Cottage Evening Glow
Zen Cottage Evening – pastel on paper; 22×30″

Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights – pastel on paper; 12×16″

Meditation on Opuntia
Opuntia Cactus – acrylic on canvas; 12×12″

Harvest Tree card
Harvest Tree – pastel on paper; 22×30″

Beyond the Rock Wall
Beyond the Rock Wall – pastel on paper; 16×12″

Closest Neighbor - Blue Farm
Closest Neighbor – acrylic on canvas; 20×26″
Coriander
Coriander Morning – pastel on paper; 12×16″

 

Newer Cityscapes 2011-2015

All oil on canvas in sizes ranging from 36″ to 12″ in vertical dimensions. Paintings are roughly proportional as pictured.

Above the Painting Studios
Above the Painting Studios
Studio Heights View
Studio Heights View
Emarcadero Walk
Embarcadero Walk
F Market
The F Market
Spear Underpass
Spear Overpass

 

17th Street Afternoon
17th Street Afternoon
Crossing South van Ness
Crossing South van Ness

 

Early Morning Skyline
Early Morning Bay View
Morning Regatta
Morning Regatta

 

 

Low Tide - Shoreline Highway
Low Tide – Shoreline Highway

 

Bay View from Telegraph Hill
Bay View from Telegraph Hill

 

Boarding Platform
Boarding Platform

Painting Cityscapes 1999-2011

The city as a subject and inspiration for creative art.

Paintings sizes are roughly proportional as seen on this page

Excelsior view from Balboa Park
Balboa Park Muni Yard
Cold Alley 2011
Cold Alley 2011
Le Colonial Restaurant
Le Colonial Restaurant
Bernal Hill Row Houses #1
Bernal Hill Row Houses #1
Bernal Hill Row Houses
Bernal Hill Row Houses
Orange Morning
Orange Morning
Alley off O'Farrel Street
Alley off O’Farrel Street
South View from Bernal Hill
South View from Bernal Hill
Bush-Taylor Corner
Bush-Taylor Corner
Bush-Leavenworth Corner
Bush-Leavenworth Corner
Narrow Downtown
Narrow Downtown
Downtown Sky
Downtown Sky
Downtown Shadows
Downtown Shadows
Downtown Macy's
Downtown Macy’s


Life Drawing – Figurative Art

Twisted figure pastel

Sampling of my Figurative drawings; 1999-2011.

Drawing the figure is one of the quickest ways to gain drawing proficiency, hand-eye coordination and develop a personal manner or style with a chosen media. Because models pose for short periods of time, the artist must learn to work rapidly to capture the “gesture” of the pose, while generating the structural form of the model’s figure. Highlights and shadows are essential components of structure and must be regarded to be equally important as the contour of the figure. Students need to learn to focus on this in drawing from the live model. The drawings on this post represent images made directly from a live model in under twenty minutes, however, some had been made during multiple poses. Drawings sizes are pictured roughly proportional with one another; the average size is 18×24″.

Clothed Figure-Class

sketchbook figure

sketchbook figure 2

five minute figure

The drawings above are sketches made with graphite or pencil in ten minutes or less. The drawings below are made with charcoal in five minutes or less.

one minute gesture2

two minute contour2

The drawings below have been made with charcoal and colored chalk from poses held for more than twenty minutes or multiple sessions.

Prone figure

Lying figure

extended figure study

Crayon figure study