It's 1st Friday Art Walk on October 2nd....always a fun time!
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
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.
"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
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!
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 :)
"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.
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.
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!
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.