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Reading Proust and Duras at Epoch Coffee

He looked very smart, and I just love sentimentalists. I myself have a thing for John Singer Sargent, who was a contemporary of Proust, so I can understand the attraction to certain artist of the Victorian era who weren’t particularly Victorian. Of Proust, I know very little.  This young man could probably tell you a […]

I Painted Martin Button in My Studio

Here is Martin. We all love him. Martin is originally from New Zealand. He first came over to America to attend college at Berkley. He is a seismic engineer, and a structural engineer. At the present time, he is working on Building No. 7 (WTC), the Chinese Ferris Wheel (largest in the world), and many […]

I Painted Ari Guerrero in 90 Minutes

Since I’m out in the studio and unable to “guerrilla paint” this week, I’m going to post a “live’ portait that I did in my studio in 90 minutes: Ari volunteered to be painted in 90 minutes. She is a very pretty girl, and I was so happy that she showed up in the perfect […]

90 Minute Painting:Karla Pfennig

My good friend Karla came over this weekend. I decided to paint her while she watched one of her favorite movies, “Hopscotch”.  It was the perfect opportunity to add to my new series of paintings: Now I am asking people to pose “live” at my studio, and trying to get a likeness in 90 minutes […]

I Painted the Retired Military Man at Epoch Coffee

I thought that I was going to have a nice, long time to paint this man, but he got a phone call, and left shortly afterwards. He was dressed in civilian clothes with a cowboy belt, but the look was definitely influenced by many years in miitary. He had on chinos, khaki double flap pocket […]

I Painted Two Men in Deep Conversation at Epoch

The tattooed man was there earlier, sitting outside. He had a brief conversation with the baristra, Ben.  The man on the right showed up about fifteen minutes later, and they came inside and sat opposite each other. I could only hear “she blah-blah-blah” running through their conversastion. It is difficult to capture two people who […]

Detail of the Girl with the French Haircut at Flightpath Coffee

Would you like to hear a little about technique and decisions that I made as I did this painting? The walls at Flighpath Coffee are sunflower yellow. Why did I not portray this? Well, when I painted the man with dreadlocks the day before, I added in a subdued yellow background, and just hated the […]

I Painted Katelyn at the Barking Dog

I just got back from delivering some paintings down to AMSET, the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. It’s located in Beaumont. I had never been to AMSET before – it is a very nice museum. Sarah Hamilton, the curator, was very nice and friendly. She even helped me carry the paintings into the museum. Inside, […]

I Painted The Girl in the Bolshevik Cap

Some people just look great in hats, and this girl was one of them. She had on a Bolshevik cap, with silver tab button on the side. Her hair was blonde, and had a mind of its own. I decided to change color palettes to compliment the Ruskie look, sort of influenced by Malevich and […]

I Painted This Smart Fellow at Epoch

I’ve been out of town! I just returned from visiting relatives in Marin County. I spent most of my time walking the trails, and visiting my wonderful relatives out California-way.  They were kind enough to drive me to a coffee house in San Raphael for a couple of hours, and I did a few paintings […]