Sunday, May 22, 2011

A couple of drawings from Friday's Open Studio Tour experience.

A plus of being at a tattoo shop and gallery during open studios is the possibility for good subject matter.

Drawn live at Calculated Punkture Tattoo and Gallery for the Artists' Open Studio Tour. 8065 Brentwood Blvd., Suite B, Brentwood, Ca 94513.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Artists' Open Studio Tour - This weekend - May 20-22, 2011

Check out the tour website at
The Tour is a unique experience, an opportunity for the public to meet forty-two Artists in twenty-six locations in one weekend. Visitors get a chance to meet artists personally and enjoy their work in a studio or working environment. Children welcome.

Big Al will be showing and drawing at Calculated Punkture Studio . 8065 Brentwood Blvd #8, Brentwood, CA 94513. Studio Q on the tour.

Big Al will be Drawing Caricatures and other things Friday 11am-6pm, Saturday 11am-3:30pm, Sunday Noon-5pm.

Raul Ugarte, the host/owner of CalPunk, will be tattooing and showing his art also.

Official Tour Guides available at the Artists’ Open Studo Gallery at 741 Second Street, Brentwood from May 5 through May 22. The Gallery will be across from where the new City Hall is under construction and next to Yogurt Island.

Artists on the Tour are: Laura Allen, James Allison, Sue Arkwright, Ron Beatty, Nikki Bernacchi, Alyssa Casey, Bill Chelseth, Bonnie Cichosz, Jane Connelly, Sherry Cummings,Betty Espindola, Isaac Fikre-Sellassie, Jennifer Fink, Sheila Fisher, Jenny Floravita, Miguell Flores, Jack Gaughan, Rosalinda Grejsen, Michael Grejsen, Brenda Kauffmann, Barbie Koncher, Mary Lamb, Martin Lasack, Gary Lindsay, Big Al Lopez, Vera Lowdermilk, Louise Massante, Inna Montano, Ann Muench, Karen Nelson-Kelly, Josie O’Malley, Bill Paskewitz, Marilyn Pellouchoud, Lynn Peterson, Alan Peterson, Nancy Roberts, Raul Ugarte, Bill Weber, and Anthony Woodruff.

Monday, May 16, 2011

The InkWell opening was great.

Sold a few pieces.

I offered a free caricature with the purchase of artwork. They were fun to do. Not my standard black & white marker sketches.

This watercolor and ink drawing done at Dr. Sketchy SF's Bowie theme night.

Artist and Dr. Sketchy's SF director, Alice Stribling, was the recipient of the caricature below for her purchase of Bowie Night at Dr. Sketchy's SF.

The other piece that sold that evening was a caricature study of rock star, American Idol judge, Steven Tyler.

The recipient of the other free caricature of the evening was Keiko and Zach Trenholm. Zach's a fellow caricaturist and friend I first met when researching the National Caricaturist Network now ISCA in 1994.

Thanks for a great evening!

The work will be up and for sale at InkWell through the end of May.