SF Open Studios, Fall 2010

A couple of times a year, artists in San Francisco open their studios to the public. It’s fascinating to see their workspaces, their art, and to hear their stories. The gentleman above does skillful sketches of the human figure. Before entering his studio, we could smell delicious brownies, just out of the oven. But we felt too shy to walk into his kitchen, though I’m sure he wouldn’t have minded.

This woman does wonderful things with copper and other metals, crumpling them and treating them with salt, vinegar, and various acids to create a patina.

A photographer and painter, this fellow is an extrovert with more than a bit o’ the blarney. He told many stories, about his work, his apartment, his grandmother, and more. Sometimes the artists have a lot to say, sometimes they’re quiet, sometimes they’re not even there. 

This charming painter paints in two entirely different styles. She seemed very happy.

This guy was friendly and said hello, and went back to sketching. Great to observe him in his natural environment, like we weren’t even there.

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