Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Delphyne's comments from yesterday, I learned a lot about red grapefruit. More than I ever imagined. These paintings were actually done during last week's trip to Santa Fe, where I found the grapefruit, at a local grocery. I have since learned, from our San Ramon, Whole Foods, produce manager, that Texas Rio Star grapefruit are not available here, in CA. The grapefruit, sold in CA, comes from the CA Central Valley. The end result of all of this, I went online, and ordered, direct from Rio Pride Orchard of Texas, a dozen Rio Red grapefruit!
Monday, March 29, 2010
More Texas Rio Star grapefruit. I had so much fun painting this. All the time, wondering how grapefruit got it's name. Grapes are so tiny, and grapefruit is so big. Does anyone know why grapefruit is actually called, grapefruit? Actually, a name like, Texas Rio Star, seems like a much better choice!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Franken Frames. The top photo shows a framed painting. The middle photo shows the support piece inside the wooden floater frame. Roger, from Franken Frames, 800 322-5899, told me over the phone, what to order, and how to put it together. He suggested using clear silicone caulking to attach the separate support piece to floater frame. Once this is done, the canvas panel should be attached to the support piece using more clear silicone caulking, or Velcro. Either way, the canvas panel can be changed out, to allow for use with different paintings on panels. The bottom photo shows the two separate pieces. He also suggested painting the support piece black, which I did. It was so wonderful to work with someone that is helpful, and knew exactly what I wanted! Thank you , Roger!!
Monday, March 15, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Baltimore Museum of Art". The current exhibit is, "Cezanne and American Modernism". This is a huge, and wonderful exhibit, showing Cezanne's work, along with many other well known artists of his era. This exhibit will be traveling to a few other museums around the country. If you have a chance to see it, it is well worth it!
Finally back to painting, after being out of town. It's so wonderful to be back, but a little hard to get back in the painting mode. This one is the best result, after several attempts. Will forge ahead, with more to come!
Sunday, March 7, 2010
While in the midst of a long over do, cleaning out, and reorganization of my studio, I came across a much better monoprint of "Primavera". I just had to post this, to replace my last post. This print is much stronger, with more definition in the lights and darks. I am so happy to find this. Who knows what else might be buried in there. Meanwhile I'm tossing almost everything that is not nailed down. It's a wonderful feeling, so liberating!