• Cherry Bean (Salinas, CA) Watercolor and Gouache

    Cherry Bean (Salinas, CA) Watercolor and Gouache

    The Cherry Bean Gourmet Coffeehouse & Roastery¬†is located in Salinas, CA in the heart of Oldtown Salinas. This is done with quite a limited palette of titanium white (gouache), zinc white (gouache), perylene maroon, quinacridone gold, burnt sienna (goauche), ultramarine blue (gouache), permanent yellow deep. My full palette can be found here. This has been…

  • Mastrena (Starbucks Painting in Gouache)

    Mastrena (Starbucks Painting in Gouache)

    A painting of the Mastrena espresso machine in gouache and watercolor, I was originally intending on making this in casein, but forgot all my casein paints at home.¬† I hope you enjoy peeking at the process as much as I enjoyed painting this. I’ve been reading the book Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life…

  • From Denver, With Love, Allen (Urban Sketching, Drawing, and Painting)

    From Denver, With Love, Allen (Urban Sketching, Drawing, and Painting)

    I visited Denver, Colorado earlier this month to table at DINK. I took a different approach to drawing on location, opting to just do quicker sketches inside my travel journals, as opposed 9 x 12 inch bristol sheets. Denver was a lot of fun and I hope one day I can go back. Let’s take…

  • Pac Sun (Salinas, CA)

    Pac Sun (Salinas, CA)

    After an interview I sat down and drew this. I should have put more effort into portraying the inside of the store as opposed to putting flat washes. For next time. Also this is the first time I’ve worked across the spread! It’s a lot of fun and I see now why some people tote…