Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Just for Fun


A Little More London






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.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Orange Field



Collector's Art Shop, Pop Up Gallery at SFO




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!


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Golden Hills



This painting, and more will be part of the new exhibit, at the the Lafayette Art Gallery, starting July 1st. Please stop by!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Yellow and Blue



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!
  

Saatchi Gallery, London










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 !!  

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Another Micro Mini



One more 4 X 4 painting.

To London and Back





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!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

All Wrapped Up





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!

One more


More fun!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A Quick One


Still having fun!  

Another Idea from Sandy Ostrau


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!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Working Larger, and Smaller

I have been busy with larger paintings, which all seem to be in various states of incompletion. Since I love closure, I've been using up leftover paint to make some little 4 X 4's. So much fun!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Firehouse Arts Center, Harrington Gallery



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!

Show Your Work, by Austin Kleon



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!

Page Railsback is Back!

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.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Trees on the Horizon

This is the same painting from the last post, with a little more work on  the trees. Still having fun with color, and lots of paint!

Friday, March 21, 2014

More from Sandy Ostrau

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...

Alina B., News Update!




Alina B., specializing in unique European fashion, both new and vintage, will be celebrating their grand opening on Sat., March 29th, from 5pm to 8pm.  Alina B., a long time local business, and seller of beautiful things, has just moved to their new location in Blackhawk Plaza, Danville.  Please come to the grand opening! All are welcome.  More details can be seen at Alina B. on Facebook.
Alina's boutique sells fabulous fashion, jewelry, and fine art. The jewelry is designed by Alina's sister, Irenka Kudlicki.  Alina B, is very much a family business with the beautiful interior design, done by Alina's son, Jacek, and daughter in law, Jasmine, both architects.
I am so happy to be part of it all. My paintings are now on display at Alina B., and will be on view for the grand opening!
Please come by for the celebration, 5 to 8, on Sat., March 29th! Hope to see you there!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Collector Art Shop's New Pop Up Gallery at SFO



Exciting news, the Collector Art Shop now has a pop up gallery at the San Francisco airport.
This little painting, along with 7 others, will be headed there next week. If you have plans to be at the airport, be sure and look for the Collector Art Store, pop up gallery, located at the San Francisco Airport, Terminal 3, post security boarding area E, for United Airlines.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Ideas From Sandy Ostrau



The focus of Sandy's workshop was reworking old paintings, unfinished paintings, and paintings that
never quite worked.  Here is what I did in class, the before and after versions, of an old unfinished painting.  The good news is, I have no lack of material for future work!


Sandy Ostrau's Work Shop


Sandy Ostrau is a fabulous painter, and WS teacher!  Last week, I was able to take a third inspiring WS with Sandy.  A lot of time was spent talking about  palettes, and color mixing.  She uses a 18 X 24 in, 1/4 in thick, plywood board, covered in freezer paper.  In her studio, she uses two of them!  Imagine, a huge palette!  One of Sandy's strengths, is her brilliant color sense.  See Sandy's paintings on her website, sandyostrau.com.


The talented, painter, and blogger, Debbi Smith Rourke, came all the way from Austin TX, to be a part of this WS.  This was Debbi's second WS in  CA, with Sandy.  We are both inspired to no end by Sandy's paintings. See Debbi's paintings at, debbismithrourkefineart.com.