Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Thursday, August 17, 2006
This is a recent oil painting that sold shortly before the gallery show. I'm thinking of doing a vineyard series similar to the Provence series. The painting is 24"x30". I like it because I can really feel the wind in the trees and some of the flowers seem to be turning into butterflies.
Sunday, August 13, 2006
People bought watercolors and wanted to take them home. At first I thought I would insist that the pieces remain throughout the show. Then the lightbulb went off--an opportunity to hang new works! Here are new works that will be hung this week at the show. Drop back in and check it out. (Note, no weekend hours: Open 9-12 & 3-6 M-W-F, 3-7 T-Th.)
The top picture is quite a departure for me, I really went "Van Gogh" with this and just let the paint rush around the paper. It is titled "Menage a Trois", price $200.00.
The bottom painting is a basket of hydrangeas, titled "Hydrangeas" (can't be creative every day...), priced at $75.00. You may ask why two pictures of a similar size have different prices...it is a direct function of the framing cost!
Thank you to all our friends who turned out to see the show, because I definitely had performance anxiety before the opening. What if someone sneered at my work??? Instead I heard many great comments and found the experience painless. And now, here's the show!
Within 15 minutes I sold my only painting which featured a person, "Rapunzel Dreams". You can see it posted along with the photo reference it was drawn from, Christie in a bathtub shot! Drawing and painting people is not my forte, so I was pleased to be approached by people inquiring about possible commissions for pictures featuring people. (Gulp, now I might have to perform!).
(Tony's note: We did not have a chance to properly shoot the art before the show as it was only just completed. The photo shown has glare off the glass and was shot at the reception. We hope to get a better one before the buyer takes possession. The black and white photo was shot at Roy King's Esperanza Studios several years ago.)
The show opened Thursday night at 6 pm with a very nice wine and cheese reception. Some people were confused to discover the show was hidden in a chiropractic office on the second floor of a strip mall, but were pleasantly surprised when they made their way upstairs. We had 60-80 people turn out for the show. On my side was representational art, water lilies, lavender fields, California coastline pictures, etc. On the other side was wild and crazy abstract art! Attendees tended to divide quickly based on their personal taste. Here's a picture of my co-artist, Dr. Barry Carlin, myself, and Barry's friend Barbara.
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
A Gallery Showing
Oils & Watercolor
Located on the North-West corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and Bundy
10 August 2006 – 4 October 2006
Hours: M-W-F 8-12, 3-6; T-Th 3-7
Opening Reception Thursday, August 10, 2006
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.