Saturday, April 12, 2008

I am scrambling to make a group show in May. While looking for some pastel paper, I ran across this, which I reproduce at size, one of my favorite little pastel drawings done in the Presidio while looking east at a squall moving through San Francisco. Skyline has changed a lot since this was done. Had to be so quick as the weather was movin' fast, but I was lucky and the colors were every bit as intense as the drawing would indicate. Today, I am painting croissants, ala prima, and a fine mess they are, compared to this piece...



Blogger Frank said...

cameras can never quite capture those colors correctly.

6:13 PM  
Blogger x said...

AWESOME. no camera can do that.

7:46 PM  
Blogger Ryan McCulloch said...

BEAUTIFUL! reminds me of Sanchez's stuff a bit, makes me miss the city.

4:20 PM  
Blogger C.B. Canga said...

nice job chuck. i enjoy your blog very much. keep it up.

12:05 PM  
Blogger George Cwirko-Godycki said...

wow that's so pretty! and it's older than i am

5:27 PM  
Blogger chuck pyle said...

OUCH! hahaha. yes it is, George.

9:41 AM  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

Chuck...YOU REALLY ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hats off indeed!!!!!!

2:46 PM  
Blogger paac said...

Chuck! -->

5:41 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Well Chuck it seems to me that you might have to come to the realization that you're an amazing artist. I know it hurts, just take a deep breath and run with it...Thanks for showing this to us Chuck. Always an inspiration.

7:55 PM  
Blogger Eva Kristj√°ns said...

Beautiful work, just found your blog and really enjoying looking through it :)

Another Academy student just saying "hi" :D

8:06 PM  
Blogger Eduardo Pacheco said...

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1:00 AM  
Blogger Eduardo Pacheco said...

Hey Chuck,

That's a cool pastel piece! I'm definitely going to need to proceed with landscapes in the medium.

Sorry I'm technically posting the blog link on Thursday morning. But here it is.

~ Eduardo

1:01 AM  
Blogger t r i p l e eye l i d s said...

love the colors!
there's probably alot more treasure like this choked in the mountains of papers/books you have in your workspace and office chuck =)

1:22 PM  
Blogger Timothy J Lamb said...

professor chuck! so good to hear from you! these drawings are so solid. i love them all. i am doing my best to preserve a class drawing i snagged from you (as futile as newsprint preservation goes), the drawing itself is gold! hope you are well.

4:44 PM  

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