A recent sale at Palo Alto subsequently got back to me as a pic of the painting in its forever home. This one might not look as interesting as you would think it could be, but I knew before the new owners took it home, it was going in the guest bathroom, so most of the surrounds are omitted for aesthetic reasons.
“I thought this would be” has the following lines written for it and painted into the horizon areas: I thought this would be the view I’d live and die with but the sea recedes.
Terry Hastings juried and curated a wonderful show at the art gallery in University of California Riverside’s Palm Desert campus.
It’s always nice when you walk in and know a lot of the artists already. This is my good friend Michael Angelo (Hernandez). Yes, I hang with Michael Angelo….
Captures of the structures in downtown LA
I wonder if they hung those from the top….
There’s always more walls….
No photoshopping involved here except to adjust the lighting and crop. These ladies heads really did align completely with the top of the row of paintings. I didn’t realize it until I was cropping the photo!
Love the middle piece.
More big paintings.
Even the cheese was more geometric than at some openings.
Oh, do we see something familiar to the left there? The th ing that is unfamiliar are the 6 paintings to the right. They are by Diane Morgan (dianemorganpaints.com). Definitely something for this show and not*** her usual style. When she arrived I said she needed to readjust her medication!
I like this one too.
Lot of detail work….
From the right, Diane Morgan, Terry Hastings, Jeni Bate.
We had a little sculpture too. Actually not so little.
These are littler sculptures.
That’s about it! I didn’t realize how much art there really was until I processed the images. It was a HUGE show. Kudos Terry!
We all tend to get a little bit bitchy when we’re setting up. Everything has to look nice, plus we have a deadline to get set up, and we’re perhaps discovering something that’s forgotten or broken or misplaced. Maybe we’ve had to wait in line a long time to get loaded in.
Last year at Sedona, there was a couple in the booth across from me who were setting up. I’d not met them before and no, I don’t remember their names, so this is incognito. This husband and wife team had a range of items, some of which went on a panel on the back wall of the booth, and many that went on tables at the front. As they were working together, they were constantly bickering. This goes here, that goes there, where’s such and such, I need your help with this, I can’t I’m busy doing that. On and on.
After about 30 minutes of listening to this banter, which was getting increasingly harsh, I walked over to them and asked “Do I need to throw a bucket of water over you two?” Turns out a good laugh did help, though they admitted that though they have been married many years and still love each other, they’re usually at each other’s throats during setup.
The Collage Artists of America membership show, “Just your Imagination” was held at the San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center. The show runs Sept 4-29th and the reception was on Sept 7th. As part of my contribution to the show, I sat in the gallery on the afternoon before the reception. It was quite during much of the afternoon though there were several families turned up with kids to have an art lesson.
I had forgotten my kindle so I had plenty of time to enjoy the exhibit in detail.
My entry was right next to the front door!
Assemblage is allowed, so we have sculpture too.
My show favorite is on the left there. I also serendipitously met with a friend who came to see the show, and this was her favorite too. It did not win an award.
A lot of figurative and portrait work.
I did like the tree piece and the one on the right, which also contained a tree.
The large green creation near to us took second place. My pic of the winner did not come out well, sorry.
I talked to this lady at length as we were the only ones in the gallery early on.
Getting ready for the reception.
Loved the piece on the right, though I felt it was more painting than collage.
Great crowd at the reception! I still didn’t win an award….
This was a 3-day show organized by the Associated Artists of the Inland Empire, at the Rancho Cucamonga Cultural Center, running Sept 6-8th. I had three paintings in the show, as you will see when you look through the photos – two oils and an acrylic – but didn’t win any prizes. 😦 These photos are from the reception on Sept 6th.
One of my favorites on the left.
The green poured painting was one that appealed to me.
Something familiar towards the left there.
My friend Jan Wright painted the abstract green watercolor on the left
Quite a few ocean paintings
Some nice landscapes
A familiar moonscape at the bottom there.
And my sun rising at top right.
The round plate was my favorite from the show, though I voted for a different piece as popular choice based on the amount of technical skill I knew went into it. (No, not one of mine.)
“Daybreak on earth”‘s name is inspired by the beauty that I am still seeing in ‘Dawn off my back porch’, and the fact that the Salton Sea is drying up. Some day in the not too distant future there will be no water reflection. And it’s not just here right in our lap, it’s everywhere. Climate change is observable in our lifetime and will eventually render the planet utterly different than we know it. But it is still worth getting up in the morning and seeing what the world has to offer because as far as anyone knows, there are no dawns and sunsets in heaven.
“Daybreak on Earth”, 9×12″ refractured watercolor on panel. $110. The poem written for and painted into this painting is: Daybreak in heaven never looks like this! Heaven has no day and night
I’m happy I was accepted into this online exhibition and received an Honorable Mention. The couple who run this are local and I’m hoping that at some point I will be included in the in-gallery shows.
The 3rd Annual Skiesart exhibition is now open. Thanks to all the artists who participated and congratulations to the winners and finalists including Best in Show winners, James Griffin (Traditional), Pavlos Evangelidis (Photography & Digital) and Diana Fernández (3-Dimensional). Click HERE to see the exhibition. Also visit our YouTube Channel on September 8th to see the exhibition videos.
“Sunrise with Creosote” Oil on canvas 30×40″. $1500.