Monday, February 22, 2010

On the Easel: Cedar Waxwing

on the easel: Cedar Waxwing
7" x 5", oil on panel
$250, framed

Artomatic 2010 is approaching and I have decided that I am going to do a group of 5" x 7" oils of birds for the exhibit. It is really quite amazing how much I have learned about color and technique from doing these little paintings. As I get farther along I will ask you to help me come up with a title for my exhibit. I plan to have at least 20 framed oils and a set up like I did in 2009.

Along with that I am working on getting back to four or five unfinished New Mythology paintings hanging about. The setback I have had with my shoulders and neck has created great frustration, but I am so thankful to get back to the easel.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Caton-Merchant Opening

A fantastic time we had on Saturday night....."Myth and Mystery" opening at the Caton-Merchant Gallery.

with Kathleen Kendall

Linda, Claire, Emily and Jim

George and Benjamin

Mike and Chris

with Linz

Alix and Shelly

Dave and Katie

Post show shenanigans with Chris, Mike, Phil, Linz and Elisa.....

Thanks to Thia for these much more artistic shots:

Friday, February 12, 2010

Painting Pain....

Still having a seeming unending struggle with my shoulders and neck, I have been really limited in doing any painting or working on the computer. Though really frustrating and at moments discouraging, I have taken this week to do a lot of thinking (since I am most comfortable flat out.) I may have worked myself beyond muscle soreness to strain and now possibly something worse. I am hoping a very long massage will help on Sunday along with some rehab at home. I am ready to get back at it as that enormous stag painting stares back at me every time I wander into the studio along with several in process canvases.

We had quite the blizzard here along with several smaller snow storms over the last month, but all is on for the opening of "Myth and Mystery" Saturday night. If you are in the area, ride over to the gallery and join us for food, wine and art. There is a brand new parking garage right next to the gallery, lots of great places to have a nice dinner and the ice skating plaza will be open.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Myth and Mystery Installation Photos

On the easel

On the easel...

Caton- Merchant Gallery Opening Rescheduled

As we have yet another snowstorm approaching on Saturday, the Caton-Merchant opening of "Myth and Mystery" will be rescheduled for Saturday February 13th.
Note the snow date on the postcard.
Mark your calendars and look forward to seeing you there.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Gallery Opening at MLK Library

Katie and I grabbed a quick lunch and delivered our the paintings to Caton Merchant yesterday. I haven't seem her new work and I was amazed at how prolific and fantastic it is for someone who works full time. The work will be hung today and I hope to get photos up this week.
It isn't looking good for our opening on Saturday at this point as we have another snow storm in the forecast. If we have to cancel the reception it will be rescheduled for the following Saturday on the 13th, so if you plan to come, stay tuned. I will make the decision by Friday morning.

Last night, Craig and I went to the district to my friend Terry Dixon's opening at the MLK Library.

In celebration of the first day of Black History month, Terry, along with fellow artist Robert Morris, presented work based on Douglas Blackmon's book "Slavery By Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of African Americans from the Civil War to World War II."
The exhibit is designed to highlight the role of major corporations and local government in denying southern blacks their civil rights through the power of judicial and penal systems.

me and Terry

"Life of Labor"

(love, love this painting....)