Wednesday, November 30, 2011

2012 Watercolor Appointment Calendar Now Selling

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My new 2012 Appointment Calendar featuring some of my art that is on this blog is now for sale. This year I am giving a 13th month (January 2013) for free. It makes a great Christmas gift. The calendar measures 11" x 17" when hanging on the wall. The squares for writing your daily appointments measure 1 3/8" x 1 3/8" The calendar sells for $12. Add $4 shipping in the USA and $2 for each additional calendar. Quantity discounts are now available for those who have a lot of Christmas cheer or for those who want to give out to clients and vendors as a Christmas gift. We can even put the name of your company and contact information on the bottom of the page of each month. To order your calendar  or to inquire about quantity discounts. click on my email address below.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Huntington Beach Sunset

This is an acrylic painting I have done recently. Acrylic is an interesting medium. You have to work fast because the paint dries fast. The upside is if you make a mistake wait for the paint to dry, which isn't long, and then repaint over your mistake. This was painted on a 8' x 10' piece of plywood I had primed with with acrylic gesso.

Still Life

The Image above I painted with the class I am teaching at Vanguard University of Southern California. It is a still life made up of elements from my house. A Fiesta Ware pitcher, a pear and a chili and an orange from my yard. The painting is based on a painting by the Spanish painter, Francisco Zurburan (see image below). You can learn a lot as an artist by taking a painting you like from a master and copy the style into one of your own compositions. See link to learn more about him:án

Lemons by Francisco Zurbaran