A band I followed in the early 80s. Cute commercial.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Fellow island plein air painter Mike Sakamoto recently passed away after a long illness. I will miss his humor (he was always sending us all the funniest jokes) and his kindness and generocity in sharing his knowledge and friendship.
Yesterday, Arthur and I painted at Davis's again in honor of Mike.
These are just a few of the paintings he would email me throughout the last couple of years. I'm glad I can post them here. Aloha, Mike, dear friend.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
At sunrise Arthur and Pamela, his childhood friend visiting from Canada, treated us to a Hawaiian chant. Unfortunately, all you hear here is the wind.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Another Saturday session at Arthur's Studio. The last couple of times I've decided to work smaller instead of the traditional huge sizes, mostly so I don't have to stand while drawing. I once studied life drawing with Justine Wolfson (who also taught intaglio print making). I think I was kind of channeling her because as I was drawing I remembered her detailed small drawings that she would do during the class while she encouraged us to draw large. We had a great model today, someone who'd done it for over 20 years, a real "pro" (he actually has an MFA, in sculpture and ceramics-but he probably did a lot of modeling during art school). He was very strict with our one minute gesture poses so in some ways it was good that I was working smaller.