I did a rough draft painting en plein air last week at the Los Angeles Union Station. I’ve been working on converting the watercolor-like painting to a more abstract one in my cloisonnist style.
Part of my Random Vending Machine Photo series #5, this one depicts a couple all dressed up posed in front of the old grandfather clock. She is wearing a long dress and he is wearing suit and bow tie. I used acrylic paint and acrylic ink on canvas.
This is #4 in my series of Random Vending Machine Photos repainted by me in my own style. Two young couples sit posed together on the couch all dressed up for a night out, maybe to a school dance. I printed the photo on the printer and then traced the outlines through tracing paper onto canvas. Then I painted thin black lines over the tracing paper, filled the shapes in with color, and went over it again with black lines.
This painting is based on a collection of random photos purchased from a vending machine in a curio shop in town. The photo is of a young woman and young man, posed to be looking over their shoulders at each other. They could be brother and sister, having holiday photos done. Or they could be a couple. I decided to use pointillism on this one to give it more movement.
I Painted this en Plein Air today at the Glendale Cruise Night car show.
Thanks to the Glendale Art Association for inviting me to paint at their booth!
Here I am, while the sun was slipping away and taking all the yellow light with it.
I began this canvas many months ago, just doodling and messing around and somehow ended up with four HHRs floating down a road with a green landscape. This is probably because I have those two things on my brain, due to my daily commute in my HHR. This week I decided to finish this wacky landscape off with a flat building, some palm trees, and a tricolor sky.
Last weekend I painted with the Weekend Warrior Painters at the annual “BoldPas” event in Pasadena, California. Old Town Pasadena hosted many art events, exhibits, and interactive art installations (fit for selfies etc.) I painted en Plein air along where the installations were on Big Bang Theory Way (an alley in Pasadena named after the show) The view I painted is looking across – I think- Colorado Blvd at the Beanery. I cleaned up the painting this week to sharpen it and here is the result.
This is yet another update of my painting from last year’s Burbank Arts Festival. This version has much brighter colors and more defined shapes, such as I clarified that there is a booth to the left up the street.
Yesterday I was in “Beautiful Downtown Burbank” again painting. I’m not sure what exactly draws me to paint these city streets – is it the shapes of the buildings, the colors of the facades, the lines of the road and walkways, or all the above? This was painted in front of the “Urban Press Winery” looking across at the “Tender Greens” store. I have quite a collection of cityscapes, I imagine they would look good hanging in a local restaurant.
I will admit that I like yellow a lot. Maybe too much. I decided to re-do an earlier painting I called “City Park” but instead add yellow to all the colors just for fun.