Category Archive: Painting

Sketching Oakland: Morcom Rose Garden

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People might not associate Oakland with rose gardens. But the cool thing about Oakland is its diversity. Not just the people, but the places as well. Heres a corner of Oakland you might… Continue reading

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

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

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

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

Hot Mess: An Experimental Painting

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Some paintings are pure experimentation. This one is four experiments on top of each other. It started with me trying to make a master copy of Van Gogh’s sunflowers. I got nowhere even… Continue reading

Soul Self Portrait

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Here’s a new oil painting I had some fun with. I’m trying a few new things to stretch my limits. This one uses Gamvar gloss and gold leaf. It takes a lighter touch… Continue reading

Plein Aire part 1

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Plein aire is a style of painting done outdoors. All you do is pack up your painting gear, bring lunch, and make a painting outside. I want to demystify this style of painting.… Continue reading

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