Monday, August 13, 2018

Week 14

Hi class;  here is the "Final Requirements" review for tomorrow.  Please follow these instructions as we discussed in class last week.  Thank you for a great term, even though we didn't get outside as much as we would have liked due to the weather.
Have a great break, and I hope you all gained some experience and inspiration to continue painting in gouache.  It's important to continue painting traditionally, as well as digitally on location.  It will enhance your understanding of color and lighting.
 
Please be in class at 9am/  class will end at 12 noon...
Thanks, and have a great break!
 Mike

Monday, August 6, 2018

Week 13

Hi Class;  tomorrow"s class is in the lab.  Please remember to bring all of your artwork to class so I can give you notes for next weeks final.  I will give you all the information you will need for week 14.
See you in class at 9am!
Thanks,
Mike

Monday, July 30, 2018

Week 12

Hi class;  it looks to be in the 90's tomorrow.  Let's meet in the lab and continue to work on the 4 paintings due week 14.  If you would like to paint outside you may still paint on campus in the sculpture garden area adjacent to the pavillion; (just bring your paints to the lab if you pplan on painting outside.)
As always, bring all of your art and reference to class...
See you in class at 9am,
Mike

Monday, July 23, 2018

Week 11

Hi Class;  it's going to be WAY too hot to paint outside, so once again let's meet in the LAB.  As always, bring ALL outwork and reference material to the lab.  We'll continue to work on the architectural assignment as well as the 3 landscape paintings.

Please be in class at 9am,
Thanks,
Mike

Here's a gouache painting I did for the print and licensing market

Monday, July 16, 2018

Week 10

HI Class;  Because the weather will be hot tomorrow,
 this week we'll be in the lab.  Please be sure to bring all of your original artwork for scanning, as well as all of your photo reference.  If you have taken photos for the Architectural Painting, please bring those to class as well.  If you haven't taken photos, you must do so this week.
In order to finish your Architectural Painting you need to start it asap!

 If you would still like to paint outside, bring your paint supplies to class and you may paint in the Pavillion area, adjacent to the parking area. 

Please be in class at 9am..
Thanks!
Mike

Monday, July 9, 2018

WEEK 9

HI Class; this week we'll be in the lab.  Please be sure to bring all of your original artwork for scanning, as well as all of your photo reference.  If you have taken photos for the Architectural Painting, please bring those to class as well.  If you haven't taken photos, you must do so this week.
Week 14 is fast approaching!
Please be in class at 9am..
Thanks!
Mike

Monday, July 2, 2018

Week 8


Hi Class;  This week we'll go to Descanso Gardens, just a few minutes from the Hillside campus;     
1418 Descanso Drive
La CaƱada Flintridge, CA 91011

Ph. (818) 949-4200

PLEASE.... Be sure to double-check your supply list.  Make sure you bring a water container that closes tightly with at least 32 ozs. of water.
 Prepare your palette and paper in advance..
  1.  cut sponge and paper to fit the palette
  2.  put wet sponge in the palette
  3.  soak paper in hot water for at least 5 minutes
  4.  place wet palette paper on top of sponge
  5.  close lid and bring with you
  6.  NO large chairs; folding stools only
  7.  2 illustration boards / (1) approx: 6 x 9" and    (1) approx: 3 X 6" (value study)
  
  Admission is 6.00 with student I.D. (don't forget it)
We will meet at the umbrella tables just to the left as you enter the park.

ALSO:
Please remember to take the architectural photos this week.  Next week will be a LAB session and you will need to start your architectural painting.  The focus should be on interesting lighting. 

Please be in the park by 9:30am..
Thanks,
Mike