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.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Adventures in Inverness

Last Sunday was another session for our plein air painters group. We went out to Inverness, California this time. Nice weather, perfect temperature.

I started off next to the boat that everyone paints. Instead I painted this view. The fog came in and went away, so I had to add in the clouds from my head. It also helped out the composition a lot. Notice the limited palette? :P

I tried to paint this Russian dacha down the road. I tried to paint it as fast as I can but you can see its unfinished and shaky. Why? Because the tide kept coming in. Every ten minutes I had to move up the shore and after 30 minutes I called it quits.

This was my favorite view. I went up the peninsula to get this view of Tomales Bay. Not an easy one to get to either. I think im getting better at painting trees on hills.

When I cam back to our original point of meeting, no one was there, so I got some barbecued oysters (so good!) Then I drove way out to the peninsula, as far as I could go out Pierce Point Road. There was so much fog it was pretty crazy. I found Abbotts Lagoon and decided to paint here. With all the fog and the unfamiliar vegetation the place looked otherworldly. Seemed like it shoulda been in Mass Effect or something. It was too foggy to paint the lagoon itself so I painted this little pond instead as quick as I could.


Here are a few more paintings I did the weekend before, over on the Sonoma Coast.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Gabrielle in Hamilton

Or Nina or whatever she wants to be called... :P

Learn more about the session here:

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Nazarena (finished) + Digital Figure Study

A few new developments:

I started a blog where I am selling original artwork: Studies, sketches, sketchbook pages, finished paintings etc. You can check out the link to it here:

Sign up for the email list where I'll be sending out updates to the marketplace!

Ok so I finished the piece for my friend Nazarena from my last post. I took a reference photo of hers which I used to finish it up in my studio. I spent probably a good 5-6 hours total on this piece.

I spent the weekend in Sacramento where I did this demo for my friend Jason Fassnacht who is an amazing photographer. He's the one who shot the photography for this, and the model is Nicole Bell. She's a great model, very passionate about what he does. This took about 3 hours.

I'm putting together my first sketchbook! I'm not sure what direction to take it yet, in the process of scanning my old books. I'm curious as to what people want to see more of. Do you think it would be better to have more life studies rather than imaginative work? B&W over color? If people can give me their opinions on what you'd like to see more of, it'd be hugely appreciated!
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