Friday Morning Surface Study

Posted on Friday 24 February 2012

Since last summer, Robert Kondo(another Pixar art director) and I have had a still life workshop working with our Pixar colleagues.  Every friday, we paint for a few hours of still lives before work started.   It started off as a “sharing” workshop where we shared our knowledge of painting with technical directors at Pixar.  Even after the recent production schedule made it difficult for me and Robert to continue, people still gathered every Friday morning studying still lives which is totally inspiring.

As you can see in my paintings, mine is all work in progress since I never have quite enough time to go farther as I walk around the room to help other artists.   But it is still a lot of fun to study simple set ups like these.   And ultimately, donuts we eat in these Friday sessions always taste amazing!

9 Comments for 'Friday Morning Surface Study'

    February 24, 2012 | 2:23 pm

    that egg really looks great

    February 24, 2012 | 2:51 pm

    I’m so glad you updated blog! Great work! I also saw that Enrico uploaded some work you did on La Luna! It was breath taking! I’d love to see more 🙂

    February 25, 2012 | 12:40 am

    I like every single paintings because those are not only deep but also bright and heartwarming. Looking forward to seeing more!


    February 26, 2012 | 7:30 pm

    Such great use and control of color! I really love the simplicity. Definitely inspired to do small studies before tackling large projects as a warm up!

    March 6, 2012 | 6:21 am


    March 30, 2012 | 3:45 pm

    They are really nice. Thanks for posting!

    April 30, 2012 | 3:49 pm

    Genius work, man. Really love your technique and color use. It all looks fantastic!

    June 11, 2012 | 10:22 pm

    Your students are extremely lucky to have you, I’m terribly envious!

    October 31, 2012 | 12:39 pm

    I love these studies (I know I always say that but I truly do).

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