Tuesday, September 29, 2015

1st Friday Art Walk

It's 1st Friday Art Walk on October 2nd....always a fun time!

Sunday Morning Painting

Went out painting last Sunday morning on Monte Rio beach. My friend Steve joined me with his guitar. A magical morning!

Hot Days

We had some hot days recently.....perfect for playing with watercolors. "Russian River" sold!

Painting with my niece

My niece Sophia just started college at USF. She came and spent a weekend with my wife and me. Sophia's been an artist all her life. She & I went out painting along the Russian River one morning.

Sold at Art for Life!

"Laguna Colors" went to its new home in Healdsburg. I got to go to a fun art event, with great food & wine, and my painting helped raise money for a good cause.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Busy weekend!

So far this Labor Day weekend has been wonderfully busy! Five paintings have sold, and I've started new ones, including this small work in progress. A favorite customer (and now friend) from Illinois asked me to paint a lighthouse. I chose to paint this based on a photo he took of the Point Reyes Lighthouse. I hope to finish it in the studio today!

Hosting Jonnie Chrystal

Pleased to host Santa Rosa artist Jonnie Chrystal in the Kuhr-Norris Studio & Gallery this month!

A different kind of painting

My wife & I collaborated to paint one of the "Lollipop Planters" created by Douglas DeVivo of Guerneville's Blue Door Gallery. We are so excited that our planter is currently hanging in the window of the gallery! We were inspired by our Chihuahua and petunias :) 

Art for Life

"Laguna Colors" (9 in. x 12 in. oil) has been donated to the Art for Life auction. This auction raises money to fight AIDS, and is being held this year on September 19th at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Last time I donated a piece it sold; hope it will this year as well! This piece was painted in Sebastopol at the Laguna of Santa Rosa.

Hosting Jan Salisbury

Jan Salisbury lives in Guerneville & makes beautiful jewelry. She showed in my gallery for the August 1st Friday Art Walk. I tried on every single ring she brought, and finally settled on a silver band with a gorgeous Oregon Sunstone.

Oysters & Painting

My friend and fellow painter Kathleen DePuydt and I went out to Bodega Bay to enjoy two of our favorite activities not long ago: painting & eating oysters. I tried out my new cigar box painting setup. It worked out great...and the cigar boxes only cost $2 apiece!

Hosting Anita Ellis

Had such fun hosting San Francisco artist Anita Ellis in my studio for the August !st Friday Art Walk! We both sold work and had a blast!

"The Way Home" found its home!

This painting brought me so much joy, from the moment I stopped the car to snap the reference photo (on my way home), to the evening it sold, not long after it was finished. It is 24 in. by 24 in., oil on stretched canvas.