Monday, March 24, 2014

"Splendors From The Garden" Art Show at La Galeria Gitana

"Fleurs" - Oil - 24" x 24"
I am very pleased that two of my paintings, "Napa Roses"and "Fleurs"(above)  were selected to be in La Galeria Gitana's show, "Splendors From The Garden"!  The show is from April 26 to June 14 with the opening artist's reception on Saturday, April 26 from 6 to 10 pm.  The address is 120 N. Maclay Ave., Suite E, San Fernando 91340, 818-898-7708.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

SOLD! Four of my paintings sold yesterday. It was an excellent day.

"Sunset Tahiti: Orange Glow"  - Oil - 24x36
"Tahiti Sunset" - Oil - 24x36
                                         "Cotton Candy Sunset: Long Beach" - Oil - 24x24
                                                      "Three Layer Cake" - Oil - 24 x20
I am happy that my paintings have found very good homes with three new collectors who are also friends.  Thank you Jill, Andy and Sandra!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Painting the still life at a workshop with Daniel J. Keys

I just returned from a four day workshop with the very talented Daniel J. Keys.  The workshop was in Rancho Mirage at a private home.  First, having a workshop at a beautiful property with hosts that could not do enough to make you feel comfortable and welcome has spoiled me for any other workshop I will ever take!  That aside, the young Daniel, (I believe he is not yet 30) is an extremely accomplished painter and proved himself to be a generous and excellent teacher.  He gave enormous amounts of information about color mixing, color temperature and how important it was to use clean color and much more.  All of these things I have heard before in one way or another but he expressed himself in such a clear way that it made a true impression on me.  The painting above, "Still Life Study of Fruit", was done keeping these things in my mind and I think it was somewhat successful.  I look forward to taking Daniel's workshop again to reinforce what I came away with.