This is a spread from my larger Illo sketchbook. I was sitting on the grass over looking the beach at Mackenricher State Park just outside of Fort Bragg. It was foggy and very atmospheric. This was an attempt to capture that. Fog really forces you to see values.
This guy was the entertainment at a restaurant this past summer in Noyo harbor. I was able to get a quick sketch and photos while we waited for our orders. This painting was done from one of the photos. I was intrigued by the reflections in his sunglasses. I painted it on a piece of Fabriano watercolor paper which is my current favorite.