DIY Painting Palettes part 1: The Big Ol’ Bob Ross

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Hi there friends. Welcome back to the SCLeccentric blog. Today we’re going to do a DIY project that I think you’re gonna enjoy very much. Are you a big fan of Bob Ross?… Continue reading

Eat a Good Breakfast

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July 4th Watercolors

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Happy fourth of July everyone! Thought I’d share a couple watercolor sketches made earlier today. We walked by the Morcom Rose Garden in Oakland. I’ve done watercolors there before, so I skipped the… Continue reading

Defeated by the Sunol

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We tried to make a Plein aire painting. It was total defeat. Recently T and I went down to the Sunol wilderness in the East Bay. There’s a really nice spot there called… Continue reading

WTF? What is Galkyd?

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“What’s that?” My mom and I were raiding the local Aaron Brothers, which was closing for business. They had discounts throughout the store. We are suckers for a good deal. “I don’t know.… Continue reading

Sketching at the Zoo

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Check out my sketchbook and follow along on my recent road trip to the San Diego Zoo! Nothing makes you feel like an artist more than sketching in public. I recommend all artists… Continue reading

Paintsketch: No one stays still like a Bodhisattva

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Its hard to find someone who will stay still for a portrait. Thank you Mister Bodhisattva. I did a sketch painting at Cafe Leila in Berkeley. We rolled all over the East Bay… Continue reading

Art Against Mortality

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Sometimes art isn’t made to last forever. Sometimes I worry. We aren’t all printed on heavy weight archival paper, made to last a hundred years. I don’t store myself in a special drawer… Continue reading

Call me Ishmael

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Having been driven to distraction by my current residence situation, I chose on this day to endeavour to make a fresh Plein aire painting. Surely this would wash from me the distasteful business… Continue reading

Two Bridges

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This month I found a secret spot. It’s just a side of the road in one of the East Bay parks. But boy is the view nice! That eastern span of the Bay… Continue reading