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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Figure, Landscapes

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Mission Garden1

Recently headed down to LA for an excellent painting workshop by Dreamworks artist Nathan Fowkes.
After the workshop,we headed back north and turned off on some remote road that cut through a part of California that felt like another planet. We stopped and painted until the heat and the flies were too much. Flies in the mouth, nose and most irritatingly - in the ears. Since the Fowkes workshop I've been painting every free moment. I had forgotten how fun and magical it can be to paint landscapes. And the same feeling has returned to figure drawing. Here are two pages from a sketchbook of recent attempts. One from a figure session and another painting done on the spot at the Mission in Santa Clara.

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