Thursday, December 31, 2009

Zuma Beach on a rainy day

I had driven past Zuma Beach the other day and it was so lonely looking with the food stand closed and the beach almost deserted. I wanted to go paint something Wednesday and remembered the scene. I went back, but it was too wet to sit outside and paint, so I took some shots and went back to my studio to paint it. I kept the colors and values light to give the feeling of the gray cold day drizzly day. 9x12 on 140lb wc paper block.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I've been posting traditional media sketches up to this point, but I decided to post an image I did on my i-phone while waiting in the Cleveland airport for my flight to be called. The subject is not especially interesting, I just wanted to show what cool stuff you can do on the iphone touch screen with programs like Alias Sketch. The ability to paint with light is a cool departure and there is nothing to clean up! I'll continue with the traditional media, this was just for fun.