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Month: June 2010

these weekends

these weekends

After watching the fail whale eat our soccer team I headed south on Saturday.  Sam made a delicious gumbo for us to eat before going to a full moon hike at Franklin Canyon Ranch.  Full moon hikes have good and bad points.  The bad is that (at first) you’re chugging along with fifty people.  Another bad is that on trails (like this one) that are worn by the elements stumbling and tripping are constant dangers.  There are night hikes in…

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purple butterfly girl painting

purple butterfly girl painting

I don’t dabble in the “fantasy” genre much, but some time ago I drew this fairy creature with butterfly wings writhing around as if her hands were bound. From this I decided to make a painting sometime in early 2010.  I asked Sam to pose as it was going to be difficult to “fake” the arch of the back and the placement of the other hand and clavicles, etc.  She did it on one condition – that “certain areas” NOT…

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Art Walk June

Art Walk June

Last night, Sam and I walked the downtown Art Walk.  We got started about 90 minutes earlier than last time and were able to walk more briskly before the masses showed up.  Unfortunately that also meant that most of the food trucks (which we’d planned to check out) weren’t even “open” (in this sense literally opened up) yet.  We ended up eating at Lunchbox Cafe, which replaced what used to be a Persian restaurant in the same location.  The Persian…

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Portrait #1

Portrait #1

Some time around March, Sam let me know that she’d like me to paint her portrait for her birthday (in May).  The first step was to pick the right photo.  After a few photoshoots and hundreds of shots we chose this photo to work from: The painting was to be done on cradled masonite, which I’d never painted on before.  I started with a basic wash of where everything should go and then set out to create the “background.” Something…

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Copro Show

Copro Show

On Saturday night I went to the opening of the June Hive show (that I’m in).  The art this month was better than last I was happy to see.  However, I’ll post all about that after visiting the show again on the art walk this week.  After the Hive I picked up Sam and we went to the Copro to see the “Surreal Collective” show.  This was one of the best shows I’ve seen in a long time.  The level…

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