Sunday, February 23, 2014

I want

(detail) by nepalblue
(detail), a photo by nepalblue on Flickr.
to thank all who came out to join me at EAC Studio for the portrait demo. It was great to meet and spend a few hours with everyone!

Also, a big thank you to my friend Larine for setting it all up.

(Great model too!)

I am looking forward to spending more time at EAC in the future - workshop coming up. I'll post the details soon.

Monday, February 10, 2014

updates and

detail by nepalblue
detail, a photo by nepalblue on Flickr.
reminders.. More soon.

I'll be teaching another workshop at WIFAS on Whidbey Island in April. Info here.

Also, if you are in the area, I'm teaching on (most) Saturday mornings at a figure drawing group at the Langley fairgrounds, also organized through WIFAS - come check it out!

Again, for the next two Saturdays (15th & 22nd) I'll be demoing drawing and painting the portrait at EAC in Bellevue.

Monday, January 27, 2014

you might

naomi sketch by nepalblue
naomi sketch, a photo by nepalblue on Flickr.
be shocked to see a second post in a matter of days.. I am. However, there is a good reason for it!

I will be doing two demonstrations at the Eastside Artist Collaborative (EAC Studio) in February.

The first demo (Feb 15) will focus on drawing the portrait. For the following demonstration (Feb 22), I will share my approach to painting the portrait. Maybe I'll see you there?

Click here for registration and information.

Saturday, January 25, 2014


pat by nepalblue
pat, a photo by nepalblue on Flickr.

quick one to share. So far I've kept up with my weekly goal (4 of 52 - still a long way to go!).

My dear friend Pat (a talented painter, in his own right) has been generous enough to sit for me on numerous occasions (don't be too surprised if you see him on here again at some point). I always feel inspired after spending time with him - painting, as we enjoy endless cups of coffee and share a sense of awe regarding our consciousness within this crazy universe. Cheers to Pat!

Saturday, January 04, 2014


self portrait sketch by nepalblue
self portrait sketch, a photo by nepalblue on Flickr.

new year!

i've decided to challenge myself with a 52 week project of painting just as many alla prima paintings. Painting quickly has intimidated me for long enough!

It will also be a good exercise in letting go, of which I am also in need.

This being said, I am (realistically) expecting to turn out some clunkers, so I probably won't post them all. But I'll do my best and try to keep posting when I have success.

Again, a happy 2014 to all - I hope it is an inspired year, full of beauty & light.

Friday, November 22, 2013

come join me

poster demo by nepalblue
poster demo, a photo by nepalblue on Flickr.
at WIFAS in December! I'll be teaching a weekend still life painting workshop (Dec 13-15).

More info here!

Friday, November 15, 2013

i hate

project j by nepalblue
project j, a photo by nepalblue on Flickr.
to dwell on the fact that i never post here anymore. Instead, I want to do my part to encourage the awareness of mens' health by celebrating Nov.. "Mo"vember with this well groomed post (along with a detail from a portrait painting of my friend Jesse that I'm finishing up).

Interested in learning more about Movember or feel like contributing to a positive future for mens' health? Click here!