Thursday, February 21, 2013

Week 3

Alcatraz, Acrylic on board, 12"x 9"

My Father's family was a big sailing family. We have a photograph of my Grandfather 
as a young man on a sailboat near this spot on the Bay. I've never been to Alcatraz, even though I am from a four-generation Bay Area family.

Sabine, Acrylic on board, 8" x 10"

This week was my friend Sabine's birthday—a great opportunity to paint her a portrait!  
And then I started and thought, "Am I mad?" Having not done many portraits I was nervous and started this painting first this week, scouring I photo for every picture I had of her. You can see a succulent crown behind her—one of the images she works with. I have to say, I really liked the way it turned out, it was great having her eyes watching me working for the rest of the week. I think she liked it too!

Smith Corona, Acrylic on paper, 18" x18"

The last of the commissioned typewriters.

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