Saturday, September 29, 2012

A little pink

8 by 10 inches
Finished a smaller and pastel version of 'Simple Creatures' - 8 by 10 inches. I changed it a little from the original - adjusted it here and there.
Hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Music Concourse

Setting up
Dream Carriers around the fountain
Had another show last Saturday with the Artist's Guild at the Music Concourse at the Golden Gate Park. Weather was fantastic and there was an excellent turn out. The area was gorgeous and just flanking the concourse was the De Young museum as well as the California Academy of Science.

The art shows are an excellent way for people to see the work right in front of their eyes. It is super accessible and I would encourage any questions you may have.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Washington Square

My dream carriers series
Last weekend I had a show with the Artist's Guild of San Francisco at Washington Square. This is a pretty cool spot. I like being on the grass and observing all the action around North Beach. I will be showcasing my Dream Carriers series every weekend with the guild at different spots around San Francisco.

I usually keep my calendar updated with my upcoming shows. Do come and check it out and say hello!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Work in Progress

As per my previous post, I am starting my Darkness series and this is done on a 36 by 24 inch pastel board. 
Sketching it out

1. Starting the piece by sketching the main picture out and getting the background done. 

Filling in the background

2. I'm using soft pastels for the background as it spreads easily on the board and would be easier to blend.

Filling in the butterfly and the spider

3. Once the background is done, I focus on refining the sketch to give it more details.
Got the general color in
4.  Once the sketch is done, I get the general color in and I keep working on adding layers of colors to the piece.

So this is still work in progress but I am getting excited about the final result. Still a lot more work as I need to work on the spider web, the layers of colors and the lighting of the piece.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sulphur butterfly - blue-green

As an artist, I am constantly experimenting with my work. This is my latest piece – all done in pastels. I was trying to capture the luminosity of the sulphur butterfly and pastels are the perfect medium to accomplish this.

I just got the frame done for this – using museum glass (non-glare) and a frame with a leafy texture.

Any takers?

Friday, September 7, 2012


So i got this idea that since the butterflies are the carriers of aboriginal souls, what happens when the butterflies don't make it to the dream world. Is that a nightmare or just darkness...

This is a small sketch of that idea. I think i am going to do a much darker part to "the dream carriers" series. I believe this will be my next big one.