Ecole de Louvre Part 3

July lesson at the Louvre. To change things up this time I went with a friend! It is very nice to sketch together, chat and then go to lunch 😁. This is supposed to be a group of feathers on the back of the soldier’s helmet. He’s in anguish after being...

École de Louvre Part 2

From the Devon wing of the Louvre with all the Italian painters, an extrait of Orazio Samacchini’s painting, « Mercury Orders ÉnĂ©ide to Abandon Didon ». This is Didon and her little doggie, it’s part of a larger scene with a lot more people. I’ll...

École de Louvre

Last year I had a small obsession begin; an overwhelming desire to go back to school. An old dream to go to art school reawakened in me. When I was choosing Universities back in the day, I was looking at CCAC, the San Francisco Art Institute and UC Santa Cruz. It was...

Tattooed Furniture Part 6

Finally, I finished my own piece of tattooed furniture! A cute little good luck footstool. You may have seen some of the inspiration I posted here and here.     I used the special sign painter’s paint called One Shot. It is a paint also used by hot...

Artsit Alan Aldridge

Inspirational artwork from english artist Alan Aldridge, works from the ’60’s and ’70’s. Mind blowing technique!

Learning Lettering

Back when I was apprenticing at Goldfield’s I got interested in lettering. Henry Goldfield was a sign painting nut and I always admired lettering in tattoos. The problem was, I hated my own handwriting. So I decided to practice and studying good lettering for...