The only upside to this Covid-19 pandemic is that I get to spend a lot more time with my boys. Today, I sketched the twins while they were sitting down for their morning Zoom meetings.
Spent the day social distancing in my moms garden, painting some lovely echium flowers. It was a beautiful warm afternoon until a large storm front snuck up behind me and it began to rain. I escaped back to my house to finish the sketch.
Another quarantine painting. This is the view looking down my driveway toward Terrace Ave, San Anselmo. In addition I made a time-lapse video of my painting process.
I painted the driveway behind my house.
A small officescape oil sketch I made before the Covid-19 quarantine went into effect.
Here is a quick sketch of the house plant next to my desk. I’m testing out some new oil paints I ordered from Natural Pigments. They have a very different feel than my usual Holbein Aqua Oil colors. I’m digging them but they will take some time to get used to.
A Persidio lunchtime painting from January. looking south from the picnic table at the Persidio Institute on a misty afternoon.
Looking west towards one of the Baker Beach overlook parking lots, in the Persidio, San Francisco. One of about twenty five Lunchtime paintings that I’ve made since the beginning of the year. My plan was to paint about two or three every week on my work lunch break. Hopefully I can get back into the office by summer. Until then, time to start painting the sites closer to home.
Painted on a freezing, wet and dull January morning. The boys were sick so I set up shop at grandmas house and while they watched cartoons near a lovely roaring fire I half froze to death while painting this sketch of my moms gravel driveway.
This sketch is from late January. No thanks to the Kincade fire, the family ranch had been charred black for weeks, then we had our first rain and they magically turned a brilliant shade of green. I did my best to capture it.
Interesting side note, because the fires burned back all the grass it exposed a bunch of petrified wood in the area where I’m standing.