Good news, these 2 paintings, were among the 35, selected to be exhibited at the Annual Piedmont Art Center Juried Exhibit. The exhibit will be up from Nov 1 thru 30. Please come to the reception, Nov. 1st, 5 to 8 pm. Hope to see you there!
Another painting, of the the red barn in the distance. I have done a lot of these, each one slightly different. For whatever reason, this subject has been a very good seller. It is instant gratification to paint something, again, and again, each time making small changes. More to come!
It has been very hot, and dry, here, with temps in the high 90's , low 100's. I just had to post a few more photos of London, on a gorgeous, misty, drizzly day. These photos are of the Shard, the tallest building in London. The view, is from the fabulous cocktail lounge in the Shangri-la Hotel, at the top of the Shard.
If you are coming, or going, this summer, via SFO, don't forget to stop by the
Collectors Art Shop, pop up gallery, in Terminal, 3, in the post security area, of San Francisco Int. Airport. There, you will see some of my recent painting, on display, and ready to take home, in your carry on!
This is one of my favorite classic color combinations. Yellow and blue is a universal favorite, and can be seen in paintings through out history, and across cultures. I think it is pretty hard to go wrong, using these colors!
We stopped by the Saatchi Gallery, in London, and saw all kinds of interesting art, huge ant sculptures, by Rafael Gomezbarros, and also huge, paintings by Aboudia. This is a wonderful place to visit !!
We just arrived home after being away for 10 wonderful days. This is the Tower of London, one of the many great places that we visited. The bottom photo shows some metal animal sculptures that are perched on ledges, walls, etc. Evidently, there was a menagerie of all kinds of exotic animals that livid within the tower walls. More to come!
I delivered these little paintings to the Lafayette Gallery, today. They will be for sale starting, May 4th. They are already gift wrapped, in clear cello bags, with ribbon, and ready to go. Perfect for Mother's Day!
Here is one more idea from Sandy Ostrau's WS. Sandy recommends Art Work Essentials, brushes. I ordered 2 of every size, have been really enjoying them. They are very low cost, and arrived the next day!
Good news, this painting, "Red Barn", from a few posts ago, was selected to be part of
"Fresh Works", a juried exhibit at the Firehouse Arts Center. The juror, Carrie Lederer, is a practicing artist of 30 yrs, and curator of the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek.
The exhibit will run, May 3 -June 7. The reception will be May 3, from 1 to 3. The Harrington Gallery is located at 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton. Please come. Hope to see you there!
I love Austin Kleon's books. This is his newest, "Show Your Work", which is just as terrific, as his first book, "Steal Like an Artist". He writes about the importance of being generous, sharing your work, ideas, and help, and how all of this benefits you! Such great advice!
Wonderful friend, artist, and blogger, Page Railsback visits San Francisco. Here is Page, Brian, and me, at the de Young Museum, to see the Georgia O'Keefe exhibit.
We were lucky enough to see Page this weekend. She is spending some time in CA, on her way from her Puerto Vallarta home, back to her home on the east coast. Please be sure sure to take a look at Page's beautiful work, right here.
Just completed another WS with Sandy Ostrau. I always learn new things from Sandy. Her ideas seem to be just what I need. She talked about trees as being problematic, so much so, that sometimes she just leaves them out. Using trees as a part of the design of the painting, by creating a grid pattern, was a possible way to solve the problem. This is what I was trying to do here. This painting still needs work on the trees, so stay tuned for more...