Sergio Lopez - North SF Bay Area Fine Artist

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•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.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Studio Landscapes = Screw the Rain!

I spent the whole weekend shut in my room painting, and these are the fruits of my labor...

You may remember these ones from a blog post some months ago. I went back and repainted these, in hopes to exhibit them. The originals to these were done en plein air, so I took them back in the studio and used photographs to finish them.

This nocturne was done a while back, but the ground was ill-defined, and I'm much more happy with the colors of the trees and such, and you can tell there is a fence in the foreground now...

A new nocturne, done from a photo I took the same night.

A brand new landscape, from start to finish, took about 7 hours, basically my whole day today. It's 11x14, I'm happy with this painting because it feels larger than it actually is, something really desirable to have in a landscape I think.

These two were finished last week actually, but I'm now putting them up online. The painting of the nude outdoors was from the same River series from a few months back. I was looking at a lot of Arthur Matthews, I think the main thing I took away from it was making the color of the clouds more interesting.. There is a lot of variation, I think it looks a lot better than just your plain whites and grays...

This was a plein air painting done at Ghiradelli Square last Saturday. I spent a good deal of time on the buildings. I was going to attempt to add some people to this painting, but my friend who was with me suggested that I do a dog instead... I was gonna try and freestyle it, but then I thought of the store next to me, a high-end pet boutique. The sign hanging above it had a picture of a chihuahua in a ridiculous pink dress. So I threw that in the lower-left hand corner. We ended up going in there and showing the sales girl the painting. Little did we know that the little dog was in there chillin in her bed. My god it was a cute dog... Anyways, enjoy...

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Smudgy Spirit

Been having a lot of fun playing around with the smudge tool in Photoshop..Moving pixels around with the Smudge tool instead of trying to blend with the brush creates much more exciting and painterly results... Not to mention it's very speedy... This took about 45 minutes to complete. (I've got witnesses!)

Oh yeah dont forget this one: Smudgy Nicole!

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Return to the Sebastopol Wed. Night Figure Drawing + BeautifulGrim WIP

It's been almost a year since I last went to the Wednesday night figure drawing sessions, but since I'm back in Santa Rosa I'm gonna start doing this again. I think I did fairly well in the 20 min. studies, especially the last one. Her boots were awesome, I totally woulda had her wear those the whole time if it were up to me.

Also, I'm posting a pic of the piece I'm donating for the Beautiful Grim benefit. It's a collaboration between myself and my friend Jason. It's a photo he shot, and I'm painting it up in oils. Gonna add more to the background and change the face a bit...

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