Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays to all of my blogging friends and a peaceful and prosperous 2012.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Watercolor Artist Magazine Article

A feature on my work is in the most recent issue of Watercolor Artist magazine. The February 2011 issue has arrived for subscribers. The magazine will be available on the newsstands after December 27th. Thanks to Kelly Kane and Sarah Sarah Strickley for a wonderful article.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Randy Higbee Gallery 6 x 6 Exhibit

The two paintings flanking the waterfall are my two pieces juried into the Randy Higbee Gallery 6 x 6 Exhibit in Costa Mesa. All of the paintings (there are at least 200) must be 6" x 6". I've never painted in a square format before, not to mention so small. But it was fun nonetheless.
The one on the left are two barns in Lakeville, one of my favorite locations in the Sonoma area. The truck belongs to some friends in Occidental. It's almost fifty years old.
Randy also runs a frame shop. All of the framing is done by his shop. This type of framing is new to me. The painting is "floated" behind the frame and glass without a mat. The glass is museum glass so it has little reflection. Some people have suggested that I frame this way, so it isn't obviously watercolor. I'm not sure because I think watercolors often show better with a mat.
The show is up through December 22.