Saturday, March 27, 2010

Award Winner at Statewide Open Juried Show

Oil on Canvas
40 x 30
My painting 'Diversity' took 3rd place in the Landscape category at the Los Gatos Art Association Open Juried Show 2010!
Reception and awards to be held March 28th, 2010, from 1 - 4 pm at the Art Museum of Los Gatos: 4 Tait Avenue, Los Gatos, CA.
Regular museum hours are Wed - Sun, noon to 4 pm.
Come to the show and enjoy all the many great pieces of artwork!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Save the Granada - Plein Air Ptg on Display

Plein air painters are often supporting great causes and this is one in which I participated. Several painters and I set up camp and painted our own unique perspectives of the historic Granada theatre in Morgan Hill, Ca. These paintings are now available for sale and on display at Rosy's at the Beach. A big dinner and show celebration is this coming Monday - come on down!!
'La Granada Moderna"
Oil on Board
16 x 12

Save the Granada - Upcoming Events

Monday March 22 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Fundraising Dinner & Art Show at Rosy's at the Beach!
Red Wine
Come on down and join us for a special Fundraising Dinner and a great cause!
This is sure to be a classic as Rosy's will be serving up a menu everybody will be talking about. Rosy's at the Beach will be serving up an amazing seafood paella, accompanied with caesar salad and red wine.
Along with fantastic food and fantastic people will be fantastic music by David Schnittman. Yum!
The Art couldn’t be better 29 images of the Granada Theater painted by some of the most accomplished Open Air (Plein Aire) painters in Northern California – come vote for People’s Choice!
Click here to pre-order tickets or Call Pamala Meador at 408 891 4931 and she will deliver them to you.
$25 for Adults, and a special Kids Menu for $8.
A limited number of tickets will also be available at the door.

Monday, March 8, 2010

The day after an art opening.

Hilarious, today was just one of those days when nothing came together, and everything I touched turned into a big mess - literally. As I dashed out the door to meet up with my painter friends in Morgan Hill, I grabbed my trusty painting coat only to find I had managed to drag it through dioxanene purple at last wear. If you know this color, you know how pervasive it is, just like pthalo blue...   so purple paint everyhwere - all over my hands, all over my now new pair of painting pants, my face etc....   oh well, off I go to create a masterpiece. After meeting my buds, 2 of us decide we'd rather paint elsewhere, but I can't seem to get focused and get moving, I'd rather take pictures of everyone with my phone... finally I leave - but by now my painting partner has already disappeared so I venture off solo to find something really interesting!

I drive through neighborhoods that don't belong where nature and wildlife do, and finally settle in on an old truck in a pasture with cows.

Friendly cows!

Cows that I would love to paint but that never stand still long enough to let me get them down on canvas. But these cows somehow sense that I'd rather paint the truck today than paint them, so they make a point to show me just how very great they are. They moo, they poop, they pee, they stick out their - OMG! They sniff at me with huge rubbery wet noses and I pet their scruffy enormous heads. And yes, they really are quite great.

But I still want to paint that truck...  

So I say - "hey move it!" - and - they do!

And I paint my truck.

I call this one 'Old Friend'.

oil on board
12 x 16

Painting in Big Sur

'Big Sur' Oil on Linen Panel 9 x 12 SOLD