Ortigia Alley

Ortigia Alley

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | One Comment

Ortigia Alley, 2015, MacBook Pro + Corel Painter 2016 + Wacom Intuos Pro M This painting depicts a scene I saw in one of the beautiful picturesque alleys of the ancient city of Ortigia, Siracusa, Sicily. It was created as part of a teaching demonstration for my Painter 2016 In-Depth Photo-Paint Workflow video tutorial (for […]

iPad Sketching Demo<br>RileyStreet, October 31st, 2015

iPad Sketching Demo
RileyStreet, October 31st, 2015

Posted by on Oct 31, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Halloween demo at the RileyStreet Art Supply Store in San Rafael was enlivened by a suitably costumed fellow Corel Painter Elite Master Rhoda Draws, who, as you see above, became one of my sketch victims, I mean subjects! Denis was my other subject. I used an iPad Air, Sketch Club and Pencil by 53 for […]

After Giacometti

After Giacometti

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

“Two iPad Sketches After Giacometti”, 2015, iPad Air + Sketch Club + Pencil by 53 These two iPad sketches were created by me from scratch inspired by, and based on direct observation of, Giacometti’s wonderful work on display at the show “Giacometti: Pure Presence”, London National Portrait Gallery (see the Curator’s introduction and this review). […]

Hands On! Conference<br>The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam<br>October 13 – 16, 2015

Hands On! Conference
The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
October 13 – 16, 2015

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

On October 15, 2015, I presented a short 6 minute mini-talk known as a “palorado”, and performed live iPad painting, at the “Hands On!” Conference in the magnificent and recently renovated Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. “Hands On!” is the international association of children in museums. The conference is attended by over 300 museum professionals from […]

DigiFun Art Festival 2015<br>Seoul Museum of Art

DigiFun Art Festival 2015
Seoul Museum of Art

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I was honored to be invited by DigiFun Art to participate in the DigiFun Art: Urban Scape Mobile Art Exhibition & Festival at the Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA), South Korea. The art exhibition opened September 22nd and runs to December 13th, 2015. It is on the third floor of the SeMA Central location, Seosomun […]

Ode to the Hardworking Pixel

Ode to the Hardworking Pixel

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Seeing the recent ads in the media for the film “PIXELS” made me think of the transformation I have witnessed in digital painting: from the efforts to avoid the dreaded jagged pixelation of the early ’90s, to the fact that the “Pixels” brush in the iPad app Sketch Club (one that can make brush strokes […]

Art Class for a Company Retreat<br>Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, CA

Art Class for a Company Retreat
Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, CA

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Peggy and I taught two short (each 75 minutes) plein air landscape painting sessions to two groups of participants at a company team building retreat in the historic Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, CA. The class took place in the beautiful Love Temple / Italianate Garden. You can see the results in the two group photos above. […]

Turner “Varnishing Day” Tableau<br>de Young Museum, Aug. 14, 2015

Turner “Varnishing Day” Tableau
de Young Museum, Aug. 14, 2015

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

More than any of his colleagues, perhaps, J.M.W. Turner hugely enjoyed and exploited varnishing days, reveling in the sociability, and in the opportunity to paint in a public forum. – Art on the Line: the Royal Academy Exhibitions in Somerset House 1780 – 1836 (editor David H Solkin). My Tableau Vivant performance of British artist […]

The Art of Drawing From Life
mDAC 2015

Posted by on Aug 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I share below photos and artworks from the iPad figure drawing class, The Art of Drawing From Life, I taught at the 2015 mDAC Summit, Palo Alto, August 9th, 2015. We had over 70 people participate from all levels of experience, some professional artists and some who had never drawn before. I introduced both the […]

Live iPad Portraits<br>Forecastle Festival 2015, Louisville, Kentucky

Live iPad Portraits
Forecastle Festival 2015, Louisville, Kentucky

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | One Comment

Live iPad portrait painting of festival attendees in the Heineken Art Castle tent at the Forecastle Festival 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky, July 17 – 19, 2015. I used an iPad Air, Sketch Club app and Pencil by 53 stylus. I share here a few of the portraits and subjects. I loved your drawing!!!! – Emily, […]