Monday, February 21, 2011

Etsy - online store

Hey guys. I've set up an online shop at Etsy to sell some of gouache painting I've been doing. I'm doing this mainly to learn, experiment and have fun. If I make any money along the way, that would be cool also. Please take a look guys!

More Gouache Paintings

Greg Pro  Studies

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Bringing Romance Back

I'm deactivating my facebook account for 1 month as an experiment. It's February 20th today, and I won't be using facebook until March 20th.  When you close one door, 3 new doors open. I wonder what new doors will open for my social life and work. Who knows, maybe if things go well, I'll just quit Facebook permanently.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

More paintings

Greg Pro Studies (

Rainy Day Plein Air

Some exercises painting girls

Nurse having lunch

Cloudy day at Panera Bread

Rough Sketches

Monday, February 14, 2011

Gouache Paintings

Landscape Painting at Irvine Park

Scott Christensen Master Studies

Environments from Life

Eaton Canyon

Eaton Canyon with Paintover by Jackson Sze

Nathan Fowkes Color Workshop. I paid $170 and drove 1.5 hours from Irvine to LA to learn from this guy. I thought I was dedicated for driving that far, but the first dude I met at the workshop drove here from Tennessee.  Other people flew here from Seattle, San Francisco, Toronto. Holy crap. 1.5 hours is nothing. 

Nathan talked about the different emotional perceptions of color. He talked about how limited the values are in a painting vs real life. He covered harmonizing colors. He showed us his exercises for doing color studies. We used two colors as a base and created very abstract color compositions. Finally we did a painting of a costumed model with multiple colored lights. The one above had a yellow and a purple light. I think I got the color theory part of the workshop. But I'm really limited by my experience with the gouache medium. 

Therefore, I decided to do some basic drills. I can do this all day with marker, but it's a lot more difficult with gouache. The value range is much less finite. And the paint changes value after it dries.

1st attempt

2nd and 3rd attempt

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sketchbook update

HW for Landscape Painting with Jackson Sze @ CDA

Some of the hottest models I've drawn.

Magazine studies

Marker color studies around the neighborhood

Coronal Del Mar Beach

Environment sketches. Photoshop Overlay

Mega Man studies I did for the tribute book.