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.

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•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, March 04, 2014

Painted Roses: Ayama (WIPs + SF Group Show)

Hey everyone, here is a new painting of Vaunt from the Painted Roses series. This one was done for the Gauntlet Gallery's 12x12 Show.

I took some WIP shots of it while I was painting it. You can see the grid method I use to help with accuracy. You can also see what it looks like once I tone the canvas. I'm working on developing a more interesting textural surface as a starting point. Click on the photo to get a close-up look at the surface.


Check out the video I made about how I toned this canvas without completely destroying the underdrawing.



Here is the finished piece. In terms of color, it's one of my favorites I've done of Vaunt. I also like some of the direct brushwork in her face, especially the nose.


The show is "CA 12X12" and it's open-theme. The only stipulation was that we painted our pieces on a 12x12 in. board. There are some good names participating in the show. Lots of familiar names and heavy hitters, including:
  • Akira Beard
  • John Wentz
  • Justin "Coro" Kaufman
  • Kate Zambrano
  • Kieran Collins
  • MJ Lindo 
  • So Youn Lee

And many others. I encourage you to check out the whole lineup and maybe RSVP if you're in the Bay Area.

Gauntlet Gallery
1040 Larkin, San Francisco, California 94109
Opening Reception March 8th 2014 7-10 PM

View the event on Facebook HERE

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