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I painted this beach scene inspired by Rodeo Beach, San Francisco in my last online class. This was done in soft pastels on sanded pastel paper. I kept this loose and fresh. Enjoy!

I was inspired by an ordinary scene in my living room and decided to paint it for my weekly Thursday 6:30-7:30 pm PST Zoom class. This is a quick impression that strives to capture the lights and shadows and the contrast between the reds and the greens. I painted the big shapes and blobs of color rather than painting objects.

Here is a recent soft pastels demo in my Zoom class on Thursdays @6:30-7:30pm. It’s the view of San Francico skyline from Oakland. Hope you enjy this 90 second video.

Here is a short time lapse of a recent studio demo in acrylic. The red and yellow sails on a warm afternoon made it an exciting subject for a loose and impressionist painting. Enjoy!

Another time lapse of sail boats at a local yacht club. Hope you enjoy.

How to paint an urban scene. This is a scene on Broadway street in Alameda, CA. I did this as part of my Thurday evening studio class.

How to paint a harbor scene. Here is a scene of the landmark blue ship docked in Alameda estuary. This was done in one of my Thurday evening studio classes.

Below is a time lapse video of a spectacular SF Bay area sunset. Painted in acrylic on panel. Hope you enjoy.

Below is a time lapse video of a California sunset I painted in soft pastels, my favorite medium. I used art 400 sanded paper, just the right surface for pastels.  I start with an underpainting with dark tones and then use a acrylic brush to spread the color.  Once the underpainting is done, I go onto add more colors, layering one on top of another like the impressionist masters like Monet would have done. Enjoy the video and share your comments. Music credit: http://www.bensound.com

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Check out below a time lapse video of a flower shop scene. It was done in acrylic on wood panel. 27×36 inches. This scene was inspired by the flower section at a local Safeway. Thats right! Beauty is everywhere!! I started this large piece with orange background to add a warmer feeling to the finished painting. The bright yellows of the sunflowers contracts the blue pots and purple shadows and darker tones. What fun it is to paint flowers.

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See more time lapse videos of my art on my YouTube channel here

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