|Work in Progress 30 x 30 in.|
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Friday, May 6, 2016
|Almost finished: Bolinas and Mercey|
I had the idea to paint a fox for a new vegan restaurant that was supposed to open near my studio called Citizen Fox. Before I could even start or talk to them, and after three years of sporadic construction, the project was called off and they're closing their two pop-up locations. I don't know what to think. This neighborhood doesn't need any more fancy restaurants, bars or cafes, but it definitely needs more vegetarian places. They feel like a refuge to many of my friends and me. You always know they're going to be kind of groovy there!
Monday, April 18, 2016
|Pond in the Woods oil on canvas 9 x 12 in.|
Pro: I love walking to my studio
Con: I have a sore ankle and wrists (the "Mommy Thumb" probably from carrying shopping bags home)
Pro: When I paint I feel no pain
Con: The chemicals I paint with could be making me sick
Pro: Soon I will be finishing a dozen paintings all around the same time, and after that I can switch solvents
Con: I don't have any shows this year besides Open Studios
Pro: I do have commissions and they're going well.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
|Dog on Rug oil on canvas 28 x 20 in.|
Another thing that makes me feel like I know where I'm going is black lines. I've been told to avoid them in paintings, but after years of taking that advice, I'm kind of letting myself throw it out the window. Anyway if someone asks me to describe my art, I've often said it's like a cross between Impressionism and comics! A black outline feels so definite and right.
Was about to donate a loyal hound to a fundraiser when I noticed they required items created in the last three years. Wow, this one is from 2000. OK, never mind.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
I found a British program called Portrait Artist of the Year on Ovation TV and am amazed not just by the enduring fascination with portraiture, but that there could be such thoughtful discussion of painting on television! I hear that's the appeal of the Great British Baking Show: no drama, just appreciation for the craft and the quiet concentration of those who do it well.
|Past 3 person show at Glama-Rama|
Happy to say I have done some curating, putting together three artists who will show at Glama-Rama Salon & Gallery early next year. Each artist's work is so distinct, so personal, and yet I think they'll be magic together and in that space. I'll keep you posted on this matchmaking venture and their colorful and surreal adventures!
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
|Starlight Caravan oil on canvas 7 x 5 in.|
Happy New Year - well, not very happy, as this is now a world without David Bowie. I don't think it's completely sunk in yet.
We also lost Chicago musician Kevin Junior, who was only 46 (my age). I always used to look forward to his band the Chamber Strings playing San Francisco, and how he'd look so cool I'd think, too late, "that would make a good painting!"