Monday, April 23, 2012

Thank You Graniterock!

'Tripple Vision'
Oil on Board
8 x 8

As my show at Graniterock Design Center draws to close, I have been focusing on still life paintings. But before I go into that, I must thank the Wonderful people at Graniterock who have been so gracious and helpful throughout the 4 months my work hung in their gorgeous showroom.

When I initially brought my work in they helped me hang my paintings which included some trips up ladders and moving nails, etc. They hosted a lovely reception with delicious fruit and cheese, and maybe most importantly, they kept an eye on all my babies!

My walls at home have been terribly blah these past months, and I'll be happy to have rich color and texture back in my life. But I will miss having my work on display in such a lovely venue... So a HUGE thank you to the great people at Graniterock - you Rock!  :)

My work will be up through May 4, 2012, so if you haven't had a chance to see my show, you still have about a week and a half to get yourself to the Design Center and soak it all in!

And now a quick note on my granny smith, I placed this apple on a maple table which had 3 recessed lights shining down on it. This lighting created some very interesting shadow shapes that I was able to capture by getting the values and shapes right. Fun stuff!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

My show 'California Bay Area Paintings' is on display at the Graniterock Cupertino Design Center from January 4 to May 5, 2012.

Wine and cheese artist reception Saturday January 14, 2012, 4p.m. - 6p.m.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Holiday Reception at the Los Gatos Museums Gallery

You're Invited!

Join us for our 2011 Holiday Gala on:

Thursday, December 1
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Los Gatos Museums Gallery
24 N Santa Cruz Avenue
Los Gatos, CA

View the works of over 50 artists (of which I am one!) while enjoying festive refreshments.
Hope to see you there ~

Saturday, November 5, 2011

New Class, New Work, New Show!

Starting in January 2012, I'll be joining the faculty at the Triton Museum of Art, teaching 'Beginning Oil Painting' for adults, and young adults. I am really excited about this class! We will have great fun and cover a lot of ground while discovering the joy and beauty of oil paint. See Winter Session Class Schedule for a class description and registration information.

New Work in the Los Gatos Museums Gallery: I have several new paintings on display, including California plein air work, and a painting from my new Calfornia coastline series!

'Mission Carmel'
Oil on Canvas
12 x 12

Upcoming Solo Show: Graniterock Design Center in Cupertino, CA., has invited me to show my work in their gorgeous design center from January 3, 2012 through May 7, 2012. On display will be new paintings from my California coastline series. Stay tuned for more information regarding opening reception!
'West Cliff Crash'
Oil on Canvas
24 x 36

Sunday, August 14, 2011

"Art in the Garden" definitely an affair not to miss!

What a great event and wonderful experience it was! I'm not sure which was more fun - painting and hanging out at Yamagami's or sipping wine and viewing the end results - beautiful paintings by the five contributing artists. Either way, I have to say the event was a big success.

Both the Triton Museum of Art and Yamagami's Garden Center went out of their way to make this a beautiful and inviting event. Delicious appetizers, wine, beer and the most gorgeous and healthy plants in the valley - what more could you want!

Oil on Panel

Silent Auction

George Rivera
Executive Director at the Triton Museum of Art

My Yamagami inspired paintings

Silent Auction

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Frank Bette Art Center and Triton Museum fundraiser at Yamagami's

Opening reception for the "En Plein Air - Alameda and Beyond" - August 5 - October 1 - was held last night. Beautiful show, great plein air paintings of the Bay Area. I have four paintings in this show.

Next Thursday is "Art in the Garden - An Affair Not To Miss!"  Paintings I did while on location at Yamagami's nursery will be part of this upcoming event.

And - new work in the Los Gatos Museums Gallery - Be sure to check out some or all!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Last week I had the great fortune to paint at Rocky Point, just off hwy 1 in Big Sur, California. The weather was perfect - no wind, cool temperature and just enough overcast in the sky to let me see colors clearly without the need for an umbrella. (Which, btw, recently broke on me when the wind picked up my easel and sent everything flying, including my pallette and turps...)

Anyway, back to Rocky Point, where I firmly planted myself between car and hill and had the best seat in the house! Out of this session came 2 paintings that I am offering at auction, see links below. I hope you enjoy the paintings.

Cyprus at Rocky Point
Oil on Board
8 x 8

'Rocky Point Blue'
Oil on Board
10 x 8

Thank You Graniterock!

'Tripple Vision' Oil on Board 8 x 8 As my show at Graniterock Design Center draws to close, I have been focusing on still life...