The end of a class

Over the winter I have been teaching an intermediate watercolor class at a gated community in La Quinta.  I’ve done a number of exercises that have produced multiple paintings in a category that I don’t usually sell work in.  Now that the classes are coming to an end, I have a set of perfectly good paintings in a box kicking around the bottom of the studio.  So, Etsy time!  Here are three paintings I put up this morning, ready to go to a new home for a reasonable price. $80!

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Riverbend II

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Conejo Barn at Dawn II

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Afternoon Nap II

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Tales from the field #8

Sometimes life happens to people.  I’ve not ever had to bail on a show at the last minute, thank goodness, but last weekend, my neighbor did.  I don’t know who it was and there was no message to the organizers, but by 9am on the Friday, it was clear that the space next to me was going to remain a space, and I had an extra wall.  Blissfully I’d bought a couple spare paintings, and spread things around, and made the best use of it.

Skyscapes for the Soul Booth at Tempe Art festival

If I’d known it, I would’ve set up differently, though.

The irony was that I had thought, based on the booth map, that I was getting a corner booth.  I was, but just not the way I thought.

Art on Main

Art on Main in Old Town La Quinta is close to the closest show to my house and I’m looking forward to setting up there this coming Saturday.  Come by if you’re in the area.  I’m going to be outside the Grill on Main.

Saturday, Feb. 3, 10am to 4pm
78100 Main Street, La Quinta, CA 92253

Painting of women in Uganda

Featured Painting: And the Sun Rises by Paul Nzalamba with Master Storyteller Lungala Rubidiri


Over 80 artists sell their paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photography, textiles, glass, sculptures and more along Old Town La Quinta’s charming Main Street.
Music by Barry Minniefield from The Voice.
Free Admission & Parking. Come for the art, stay for the day!

Monthly newsletter for February

Here’s what’s happened and happening at Skyscapes in February.

Headed east to Tempe

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I’m going to be back in Tempe for the Tempe Festival of the Arts – a three-day show this weekend.  The show is mostly on Mill Street just north of University Ave, but I will be on 6th Street, booth 6020.

I hope you’ll stop by if you’re in the Phoenix area – or let your friends there know about the show.

 

Newer Work #75

Watercolor collage painting

#1290 Juxtapose. 3.5×5″ collage on foamcore, matted in white to fit 6×8″ frame. $25.

Another two little babies from the basket.  Sometimes it’s all in the name!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watercolor collage painting

#1291 A Sense of Humor. 3.5×5″ collage on foamcore, matted in white to fit 6×8″ frame. $25.

Newer work #46

Mixed media painting

#1225 Fluttering Clouds. Mixed media on pine panel, 17″ diameter. $300.

This is one that especially deserves to have the ‘in place’ shot posted.  By design you really have to look twice to see those butterflies.  I wanted to create a painting where the shape of the refractured watercolor part is more hidden than obvious, and I feel I’ve succeeded here.  The color is also more accurate (at least on my screen) on the in-place shot.

 

 

 

 

Mixed media painting

Fluttering clouds hung in place – the butterflies are now more apparent because of the texture.