Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Holiday 'Treasures' Show

Three of my paintings have been selected for Segil Gallery's 4th Annual Small Works group show, "Treasures". The opening reception will take place on December 2nd from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. The exhibition will run through January 2007. Please join me to celebrate the commencement of the holiday season with festivities and fine art.
Wine and hors d'ouvres will be served.
You can also click on the 'Segil Gallery' link for more details.

Los Feliz Life Drawing Workshops

'Standing Nude'.........charcoal on paper..........8x10"
Patti was holding a cherry tomato for her dog Valentino in this pose. Fortunately she only held it for 5 minutes!

'Patti'............charcoal on paper............10x14"
This is a 25 minute sketch I did at the drawing workshop several weeks ago.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Santa Monica Blvd.

oil on panel............ 11x14"
The intense, burst of vermillion from the backlit flowers to the right caught my eye. I also liked the idea of using a dominant and repetitive color (red) to suggest the relationship between organic and man-made objects.

Sycamores and Picnic Table

oil on panel............ 6x8"
I painted this simple, little study at the Betty Davis Park. I wanted to capture the sense of isolation along with the feeling of comfort, serenity and familiarity.

Old Paper Mill

oil on canvas panel............ 7x9"
Other than the rank smell of paper pulp and heat of the searing, morning sun, this view was fun to paint. Will Wray was kind enough to share his discovery of this gritty, remote location.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

The Stables

oil on panel............ 7x9"
Pathways have always intrigued me. I like when a scene draws me in and I felt this particular view did that. This is one of the many little sketches I painted at the Verdant Equestrian Center.

oil on panel............ 6x8"
This particular painting was very challenging. I had to contend with the unforgiving gusts of wind that blew dust in my face and the wary, equestrian personnel. My friend Paul Rafferty just looked on with amusement as I ranted and raved. Don't know how I managed to pull that one off without my morning coffee.

Engaging in this activity keeps me sane!
Photo courtesy of Will Wray

oil on canvas panel............ 7x9"
Another little study done at the Verdant Equestrian Center. Again, sans coffee that morning.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Little Green Tractor

oil on panel............ 8x10"
My good friend Bill Moore encouraged me to finally set up a blog. This is my first post and I am excited to share the unfolding of my creative and personal journey.
I did this little painting at the Verdant Equestrian Center. I was drawn to the little tractor in the foreground shadows and the sunlit patch that illuminated the gate in the background.