Sergio Lopez - North SF Bay Area Fine Artist

Upcoming Shows and Events

-April: Braving The Elements - Landscape Group Show, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC.
•Indelible - Group Show, Alexi Era Gallery, St. Louis, MO.
-May: "California Light" - Landscapes. Christopher Queen Gallery, Duncans Mills, CA.
•May 15-18: Carmel Art Festival
•May 21-24: Paso Robles Art Festival
-September 2014: Sergio Lopez/Mia Bergeron - Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC.
-October 2014: "The Traveling Painters," 3-Person Show - Christopher Queen Gallery, Duncans Mills, CA.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Revolution In The Form Of A Costume

This weekend I had the extreme pleasure of drawing a new model with an amazing skill. She is an incredibly talented seamstress who makes her own period costumes. She made this Revolution-Era costume which she was gracious enough to pose in.


The thing weighs about 15 pounds, which doesn't seem that crazy until you have to pose in it.


I was also trying these Nitram Fusains charcoal sticks. They are like a compressed vine charcoal. Even the softest sticks are still pretty hard, but they are fun to work with. They have the strength of compressed charcoal with the flow of a hard vine charcoal.


These were done in 2-minute intervals. Seems like a tough subject to tackle right? The trade-off between the complexity of the fabric is the simplicity you can take advantage of by not having to draw legs and feet.



Not super-proud of the chair on this one but I like the head. Can't say for sure how long this pose was but I think it was about 15 minutes.


Twenty minutes. Other than her right arm getting a bit wonky, I like it. She added a few accesories to this one.

Wearing the dress finally wore her out. She switched back to nude 2-minute poses, which she excels at.


One of my favorite drawings of the day. This was essentially done by tracing the core shadow down throughout the body. It's super tempting to work more on it, but it's almost always best to leave it alone at this stage.


These 2 were attempts to capture what I had just done with the previous drawing, with less satisfying results.


Rounding out the series of drawings. Can you tell how tired we all were by now?


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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Plein Air: My Bike & Paint Adventure


I was part of an article in Plein Air Magazine's online edition.

http://www.outdoorpainter.com/news/just-one-painter-of-light-550.html


Steve Doherty, the editor of Plein Air Magazine, contacted me after seeing me regularly post plein air paintings to Facebook's "En Plein Air" group.

I went out and rode my bike every day for almost a month and did a painting or two. Most of these are 6x8" oils on panels. I didn't have a set goal with most of these other than for the sake of study. I did get a lot of valuable brush milage out of it. I think I got some new fans out of it on Facebook and Google+ too.















Some of these are available for purchase through the Christopher Queen Gallery. Check out my page if you want to see them:

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Also worth noting: If you haven't been looking at my tumblr lately, and you are a fan of vintage illustration you might not be in the know - I did the hard work of lifting the best paintings off of the latest Heritage auction listings - See them at my tumblr: http://themainloop.tumblr.com/


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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

I'm on this week's Bohemian!

Hiya folks,

I happy to announce that the North Bay Bohemian decided to use "Reve D'Or" as the cover to this week's paper! If you are local to my area, pick one up today, and write a letter to the editor letting him know you dig the artwork :)



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