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!