Friday, December 31, 2010
After our small group show leaves Holton Studio Frame-Makers next month, you will find it at The North Point Gallery in San Francisco, along with a few new works. The show will run from February 3rd until March 5th. An artist's reception and preview will be on Wednesday, February 2nd between 5 & 7pm. Happy New Year!
Sunday, December 12, 2010
I finally had some time to paint this weekend. It has been many months since I have picked up a brush. Wow, am I rusty! I hardly knew which end to hold; not working as deliberately as I would like and feeling a little tentative. I'll probably let this one sit for a bit and see if I want to rework it. I painted the study for this one just over two years ago in Idaho. There is always something that I remember in particular about the experience of painting each study. This one I remember that I had a 15 minute time limit, and I remember the day as being a beautiful, calm, warm autumn day. 18x13", oil on linen.
Monday, November 29, 2010
A few friends (Ernesto Nemesio, Bill Cone and Dice Tsutsumi) and myself are having a small group show at Holton Studios. The opening is this Saturday evening from 4-6. Drop by if you are in the neighborhood. The show runs from December 4th through January 8th.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
This is a small painting that I would like to paint up into a larger piece at some point. It is a an auction donation piece to benefit this year's Wallowa Valley Festival of the Arts, June 4-6 in beautiful Joseph Oregon. This view was painted just outside Joseph in the Wallowa Valley. 12x6 Oil on Linen.
Another snow painting from my Christmas studies. I'm not sure that I'm finished with this one yet. I think I need to let it sit for a bit and then come back to it. 24x18 Oil on Linen.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
I love to paint snow paintings because the snow exaggerates design choices, for better or worse. It certainly forces one to concentrate on every shape and edge. There is much to learn from the Russian masters since they faced this challenge often. As I was painting the study for this, I was standing on the ice shelf that was breaking up, trying to see how close I could safely stand near the edge. It was a beautiful morning and I loved every minute of being out in the snow painting. 24x18, Oil on Linen. SOLD at auction to benefit the Wallowa Memorial Hospital in Enterprise Oregon.
Monday, March 8, 2010
I painted this little painting a month or so ago for a benefit auction later this month. It was fun to do a smaller painting, I haven't done one for a while. I have several larger paintings in the works at the moment; two snow paintings from my Christmas studies are nearing completion. I will be posting them soon. 9x12 Oil on Linen.