Friday, September 24, 2010

Autumn Adventures

Here is a new piece currently on display at the Abend Gallery's 'Four Person Show'. To see online exhibit click here. Show closes this weekend!

'Observatory Overhaul'............oil on canvas panel.............9x12 inches (SOLD)

Hello Bloggopheliacs!

A few months or so have passed and it's time to sit down and blog. For those who have consistently tuned in to read the latest bloggits and bloggellos of my bloggentuous blogsploits in the blig, blag blorld of the blarts, you have my sincerest bloggitude. To those just tuning in, welcome, you're in for a treat of the bloggest order. But enough of this bullbloggit, let's get on with the blog:

The high point of the past couple months surely was the Debra Huse Gallery's annual 'Just Plein Fun' event, which I was delighted and honored to participate in. Selected artists painted en plein air for five days on Balboa Island, the event culminating with the 'Brush Off' competition on the last day. I did not win the 'Brush Off' competition, but was surprised and pleased to receive 'First Place' for my painting 'Grand Canal Colors'! All in all, an excellent event and a great excuse for some stellar artists to come together and paint the lovely island colors. I have included a few pics from the event. Enjoy!

'Grand Canal Colors'.............oil on canvas panel.............8x10 inches (SOLD)
(received 'First Place' award)

a few pics from event.......

Diligently working on my 'Grand Canal Colors' painting

Saturday afternoon 'Brush Off' event. The guy in the background wearing the straw hat is the talented Terry Masters

Artists' opening reception and awards ceremony

Posing with the honorable Jean Stern

Yes, yes, you say, the past sounds cool, but what of the present and future? Fret not, I say!
More cool news coming right up.....

'Bill's Pick Up'.........oil on canvas panel..........7x9 inches

My painting 'Bill's Pick Up' was juried into the OPA's (Oil Painters of America) 'Western Regional Exhibition' . Opening reception and awards ceremony will be held at the Mountain Trails Gallery in Jackson Hole, WY this coming fall. Show opens October 9th and runs through November 10th, 2010.
For more details click here.

I have recently been invited to participate in the '12th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational'. I am delighted to be participating in this week long celebration of plein air painting in beautiful Laguna Beach and surrounding areas. For more info click here.

S a v e T h e D a t e !

Finally, October will yield a full harvest of traditionalist paintings with Silvana Gallery's first ever annual 'Great Impressions - Masters of Fine Art' exhibition opening on October 23rd from 5 to 10 pm and running until December 11th. Not to be missed! I have some inside information that a few celebrity guest artists will be showing, I can hardly wait! More info (and art) coming soon!

And that's it for now. I'll fill you in on more cool things as the gears of time slowly and unflinchingly turn, bringing us persistently closer to a fabulous and fruitful Autumn!