January 30, 2008

January 24, 2008

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I put together this demo page for this Saturday's composition workshop. We'll call it a sneak preview.

So many watercolor books show you how to create amazing techniques filled with "a free spirit" but contain little information about pictorial composition. A well designed composition will look good in any medium, even if you mess up the technique.
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January 18, 2008

Composition 1 day workshop and 10 week head painting course

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If you're in the LA area and want to refine your composition and painting skills, you're welcome to join me for a couple of upcoming events.


Next Saturday Jan 26th I'll be giving a workshop on pictorial composition for subjects of all kinds including landscape, figurative and entertainment design. Here's what we'll cover:
  • Lectures on the fundamentals of effective picture making.
  • Discussions on the creation of mood and environment.
  • Principles for organizing complex scenes into pleasing arrangements.
  • Strategies for solving compositional problems quickly and effectively.
  • Composition exploration exercises.
  • Painting from a costumed model.
Also coming soon is my 10 week head painting course. It will be held each Monday night from 7 to 10 pm starting on February 4th.

To enroll contact the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art at 877 LA-Atelier. Their site is www.laafa.org.

Hope to see you soon.

January 11, 2008

January 02, 2008

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Orange. Watercolor.
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My dad is an avid gardener and grower of fruit and nut trees. Here in California the oranges ripen around Christmas time. Well, this one small tree, after a great deal of tlc produced one single orange which I memorialized in this sketch.