Sergio Lopez - North SF Bay Area Fine Artist

Upcoming Shows and Events

•Spoke Art: April 7, 2016. "The 5th Annual Moleskine Show." San Francisco, CA.

•Bakersfield Museum of Art: April 9th, 2016. "Kern County Plein Air." Bakersfield, CA.

•Christopher Queen Gallery: May 1st, 2016. "The Golden Hour." Duncans Mills, CA.

•Abend Gallery: May 13th, 2016. "Contemporary Figuration." Denver, CO.

•Paso Arts Fest: May 26th, 2016. "Signature Exhibition." Paso Robles, CA.

•Los Gatos: June 18th, 2016. "Los Gatos Plein Air." Los Gatos, CA.

Sonoma Plein Air: September 10th, 2016 "Sonoma Plein Air." Sonoma, CA.

•Modern Eden Gallery: September 17th, 2016. Beautiful Bizzare Invitational Show. San Francisco, CA.

•Christopher Queen Gallery: October 2nd, 2016. "A Splendid Journey: 40th Anniversary Show." Duncans Mills, CA.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

More Oil Paintings

These are better, I think

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Oil Paints

Bout time huh?

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Guess What

Painter aint so bad after all

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Pencils + Paint - (Ctrl+Z) =

The latest life studies:

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

100 Freaks


Sunday, November 04, 2007

Main Loop is in the Getty!

Yeah that's right, I have (or maybe had?) a piece hanging in the Getty Museum in LA, more on that later...

Last week I attended Nathan Fowkes' Color Lecture at the LA Academy of Figurative Arts. Very inspiring workshop. I took some notes, which you can read right here:

The most important lessons I got out of it was the concept of unity with variety, which can be applied to any aspect of picture-making, and this other point he made about learning to develop a good sense of color intuitively: Its like learning to drive a car, where at first everything is new, and you have to think about everything, you can usually only think about one thing at a time at first, but after a while its second nature, you take for granted all those things you struggled at in the beginning. I think any aspect of picture-making can be thought of in that way, and that you do have to think about everything at first until it does become second nature.
Here's a drawing of Shelly Wan's foot!:

He suggested that we all do little abstract thumbnails that deal purely with color relationships. take any combination of colors and combine them in different ways, see what happens. do this until you start to understand what colors go together and why.
Here's a few I did afterwards..

I need that Edgar Payne composition book!

So we went to the Getty next day, checked out what they have. Really cool stuff, the place itself is awesome, and you get a great view of the LA metro area from the top.
After I was done looking at everything, I went to a place called the Sketching Room. Its pretty cool, they have sculptures and paintings you can draw from, and they even provide you with a horse, drawing board, and pencils to draw with.. So me and Arnie drew this cast here:

I let them keep mine, and they hung it up on the bulletin board to show the guests' attempt at drawing them. Arnie threw his away..

After that we checked out this show:
William B. Major is a badass with watercolor! I heard there is a book in the making?

Here are some drawings and paintings I did last night, a direct result of being inspired by last weekend:

yay for femjoy!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Dr. Sketchy's #1

Tonight was the first time I'd ever gone to a workshop held by the Dr. Sketchy crew... Very nice vibe there, the model was into what she was doing, and the people were respectful enough.. the venue had more of a lounge atmosphere than a classroom, which is a nice welcome especially after work. Here's my sketches

These days Im much more interested in the form than just line, though I try to make those as pretty as possible

there's a few here I like:

trying a shading technique in sketchbook pro that is close to my traditional shading technique:

top left was a mixture of observation and imagination, she never really held that pose:

This was my favorite drawing of the evening, not cuz its perfect, (the head is too big, facial features a bit misaligned) but because of the relative ease that the face came to me, it was close to just how i wanted to portray her face...
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