Baseball with Dad

A client commissioned me to paint a representation of one of his favorite photographs from his MLB days. Although human subjects are not my forte, I couldn't resist a challenge and the opportunity to create a keepsake for a friend. 

I used the grid technique to sketch the subjects, then applied watercolor paint in layers.

The client was pleased with my work, and I am slightly less scared to paint people now!

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Big Sur

You guys... Big Sur is amazing! Since we moved to the Bay Area, locals have been promoting a visit to Big Sur National Park; and it did not disappoint. With the tall jagged cliffs, emerald green mountains, sapphire blue water, and the raw untouched quality of the landscape, it's no wonder Big Sur is such a California coast destination.

We went critter spotting and saw tons of sea otters. They are so much fun to watch: they dive down to get a clam or urchin, lay on their backs at the surface, and smack the snack against their favorite rock to open it. 

We finished the experience with a late lunch on the river bank at the River Inn. Big Sur is a must-see if you're driving the Cali coastline!

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