Art and yardsale items. This is a first for me. I wanted to buy one of the hats, but I wasn’t allowed.
I was accepted to have a month-long solo show in what is considered an ‘alternative’ space – i.e. not a regular gallery. This is the Center for Healthy Generations in Yucca Valley. It’s quite an active center with a pretty full schedule of activities. When I arrived to hang my work, Darla, my handler – said there had been some dissent over the time of my hanging because they were setting up for an indoor yardsale on Friday.
That was the bad news, the good news being that lots* of people would see my work. Right behind the yardsale items. I had to stand on the tables and tiptoe between the partially completed display of yardsale items to hang my work. Fortunately I did not stand on the hands of the lady below me trying to arrange items while I trod between them.
Then there’s space on the other wall for two large paintings. Here, my progress was hampered by the fact that a yoga class was in session and I had to wait until they’d finished before we could put the last two paintings up.
Yes, there’s going to be a lot* of people who see my work in the next month!
I always love getting this newsletter whenever Gavin gets to writing one. The vacations sound a little cold for this desert rat, but the necklaces and earrings on the ‘Buy Cloud Jewelry‘ page look like I might need to sent Santa some fake news about how good I’ve been this year….
How good? My cloud painting ‘The Road to Selfoss’ is on the front page of their website this month. That’s not fake news! It was painted from a photograph by my good friend Murray Foote.
#1296 Irina’s Sky. Watercolor collage on foamcore, 5×3.5″ matted to 7×5″ $25.
Irina’s sky has a story behind its name. D’s niece was adopted from the Ukraine and, being required upon adoption to take a middle name picked her Mom’s. One of the things she has commented on is that on cloudy days, it reminds her of where she grew up.
#1297 Serendipity. 3.5×5″ watercolor collage on foamcore, matted to fit 5×7″ frame. $25
Serendipity just came together so easily from a few pieces of collage that came to hand so easily I think they had been huddling in the box.
For all you sky lovers out there, here’s their occasional newsletter. I’m looking forward to getting some new skyscapes of my own to inspire me as it has been a while since I’ve been on the back porch with the camera. But as the humidity here was 7% when I got home from La Quinta yesterday afternoon, I don’t think I’m going to be in luck for a little while.
Ocotillo Dawn is one of my early oil paintings – as ever the favorite subject – Dawn off my back porch. A few weeks ago one of my neighbors was visiting for lunch and took a shine to it! So, its forever home ends up being in Salton City, about a mile from where it was born.
#1288 Let Dreams Through. Watercolor collage, 5×3.5 matted to fit 7×5″ frame.
Here are another couple babies from the bin. For the first painting, I was definitely in my right brain when I was inspired to name it. On the second one, I just love the way I’ve been able to find the clouds that flow throughout the collage.
#1289, Continuous. Watercolor collage on foamcore, 3.5×5″, matted to fit 5×7″ frame.