Painting and Vino – Beach Sunset


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Another Painting & Vino Session with my wife. We enjoy going out and doing these together. A very nice and fun way to spend some quality time together and unplug from technology for a few hours. I enjoy picking up … Continue reading

Painting and Vino – Cityscape


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It sure has been a whirlwind of a holiday season. I hope everyone has been able to enjoy this festive time of year with family and friends. I’ve been a bit behind in being able to make updates here. Last … Continue reading

Painting and Vino – Summer Meadow


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Had a great anniversary date night with my wife the other night. We decided that we wanted to do another painting and vino session. Always a lot fun and very relaxing. Work has been keeping me very busy lately (which … Continue reading

Painting & Vino


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Last week my wife and I enjoyed a nice date night out and went to a “painting and vino” session. The painting for the evening was “Japanese Maple” and the instructor walked the class through a few basics of painting … Continue reading

Pageant of the Masters – 2013

My wife and I were given tickets to The Pageant of the Masters for our anniversary. Our tickets were for July 29th (yes, I know this post is a little late). In all my years growing up in Southern California I have never seen the show. I must say that it was absolutely fantastic. The orchestra and the “live person” recreation of famous works of art was a sight to be seen and heard. When I saw the first piece (a sculpture), my initial thought was “wow, they did a great job remaking that”… That was until, the lights went off around it and you saw the dark shadow of the sculpture move and for lack of a better phrase, walk away. Our seats were next to a few other sculpture recreations, and the attention to detail in the costumes was amazing. Its not everyday that you get to see a “sculpture” blink.

I really enjoyed the break down and explanation of the recreation process with the live actors. The use of fore, middle and background elements along with the placement of the actors into the scene was interesting. The forced and distorted perspective to make the images work at a large scale and yet still appear like the original paintings on stage was an effective optical trick for the audience.

If you’ve never seen the show before, I recommend going. It really is an inspirational experience that must be seen in person.  I know am already looking forward to attending The Pageant of the Masters again next year to witness another feat of creativity.

Psych-A-Doodle: Update


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In the beginning of the year I made a post about a daily drawing calendar called Psych-A-Doodle. Well, if I’m to be perfectly honest with myself, I’ve done an awful job keeping it up to date. I have recently been … Continue reading