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, October 27, 2015

Starting a Figure Painting In The Studio (Video) + More Open Studio Info

I've got this sort of love-hate thing going with shooting video. I'd do it more often if it were a little easier to set up, if I had more to document didn't take so long to render, and it didn't take so long to upload. But I like watching videos of artists who I like in order to learn how they paint, hopefully stealing a little bit to use in my own process.

This about an hour and a half compressed into about 8 minutes. You can see that I mostly used a small bristle brush to put the paint on the canvas, but I will also smudge with a gloved finger. This a first try with shooting my process with the 70D. Next time I will shoot in a higher resolution, and I will upload a longer video.

One more reminder about my upcoming open studio. This is the press release for the event. I think it's a pretty interesting story. Check out the map below if you are interested in coming out. I'm in building 32, room 215.

36 artists in one location in beautiful west Sonoma County. Built in 1943, the naval barracks and neighboring structures were part of the historic Naval Auxiliary Santa Rosa Air Station, an outlying airfield for the Alameda Air Station. The original site included 498 acres with two 7,000 foot concrete runways. Twenty-one squadrons were trained at the base to fight in WWII, but the war ended soon after the facility was built. Home to unmarried reserve officers, the base became a source of renewed activity during the Korean War but was decommissioned afterward. Local radio station KSRO was housed near the runways on Finley Ave., and had to replace or repair its radio tower more than once, due to naval aircraft clipping the tower. The runways were reopened in 1966 as a civilian airport called the Santa Rosa Air Ctr. Two movies have been filmed at the air station: Die Hard 2 in 1990 and Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot in 1992. The last flights in and out of the Santa Rosa Air Ctr. were in 1991. Some of the old runways are still visible, but others have been demolished to make room for housing and business development. Today, the old barracks have been renovated by proprietor, Greg Brown (Bldg. 32) who has operated the Studios for 30 years, and more recently, Julian Billotte (Bldg. 33). The Studios give local (North Bay) artists a cooperative venue for their creativity.


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