Wednesday, December 8, 2010

"Natasha," acrylic on paper 10 x 8 in.

I have a few paintings in City Art's backroom gallery "Affordable Art" this month: small works and some real steals. The show will continue through January, so if you can give gift certificates for art for the holidays! See their website for the extended hours: 

Also I will be doing another demonstration at Flax Art on Saturday, December 11 from 2 - 5pm with more opportunity to purchase paintings.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Live demonstration

Flax Art on Market Street in San Francisco is celebrating 72 years with Flax Fest, free demonstrations and seminars in the store through the end of October.
I will be painting live at Flax this Friday. I'll show how I work in oils on canvas paper, using photographs as a source. Canvas pad is like a pad of paper, but each sheet is primed canvas. I use stretched canvases all the time, but I like canvas paper because you can easily cut it down to the composition you like at any time. Also, stretched canvas has texture and some give, but canvas paper is smoother, and you're working on a rigid surface which makes the technique of "erasing" the paint easier.
There are some paintings done with these materials, which I matt and frame, in my Feb. 09 blog:

Sunday, September 12, 2010

News of Autumn 2010

Paintings from my new Etsy store, got used in three Etsy treasuries
five of my items got <3s,
and I had my first quote on Twitter ""
(I said small paintings of cute camper vans but I guess it didn't fit).
I never thought I would sink so low!

Meanwhile, back in the real world, I have some paintings up at City Art Gallery this month, at 828 Valencia (between 19th & 20th Street) in San Francisco.
City Art is open Wed. - Sun. noon - nine and the show runs through the last Saturday of September, the 25th, coming down on the afternoon of the 26th.
As Twitter says, I am showing small paintings of cute camper vans and large paintings of cool musicians.

I am getting ready for Fall Open Studios, at Workspace Limited at 2150 Folsom Street (between 17th and 18th) San Francisco.  That will be Saturday and Sunday October 9 - 10 from 11am - 6pm with a preview event Friday October 8 from 7 - 10pm.
The gallery downstairs will be curated by Nathan Larramendy, associate director of the Catharine Clark Gallery.
Send your postal address if you'd like to be on my mailing list.  And don't miss the SF Open Studios Exhibition at SomArts Gallery, 934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th).  It will be open to the public October 6 through 24. Gallery hours are Wednesday - Friday noon - 4pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am - 5pm.
Each participating Open Studios artist has one piece in this show, so you can go through the hundreds of works of art with your guide and mark the studios you would like to visit.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

ArtSpan's Benefit Art Show & Auction

Saturday, March 27, 2010 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
SOMArts Gallery, 934 Brannan St. between 8th & 9th
San Francisco

I got a Juror's Choice award, apparently!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Little Fires in the Woods

"Cardigan Road," oil on canvas, 9 x 12 in., sold

"P.G.," oil on canvas, 9 x 12 in., sold

"Little Fire in the Woods," oil on canvas, 9 x 12 in.

A long time ago in Leeds, England, I went to a most remarkable party. Outside the back door, a campfire burned in the garden. Beyond that, glowing in the darkness, was another fire. It seemed as if this house were on the edge of a wood - even though we knew it not to be - and that the little fires went further down into a valley.
The small paintings here were inspired by my memories of this magical night and my search to return to this place. Years later I found it just off Cardigan Road. A circle of charcoal still marked the spot and, strangely, a ravine runs along the backs of the row houses.