I had heard that Bombay Beach is such a close-knit community, it’s one of the last places that you can let your kid run the streets in safety, but I had not realized it was becoming such an artists’ community. I guess they reach out to LA artists more than local ones…..
Last Friday I traded out the work that I have displayed at the Palm Mountain Resort and Spa in Palm Springs ahead of our busy season. I took down the mixed media paintings and put up a series of oil paintings. For some reason my phone decided not to save one of the pictures. Oh well, all is not lost. One of the things I love about this Spahhhh is that the treatment rooms have names such as ‘Relax’, ‘Refresh’ and ‘Renew’.
Here are two refractures that came from the same painting – I had enough material with the random-cut shapes to make an 11×14 and a 10.5×8. The original skyscape is from a shot taken outside my booth at the Deserts Arts Festival in Palm Springs, probably winter 2015-16, looking up at fast-moving clouds.
#1240 Look up I. Refractured watercolor, 14×11 in mat to fit 20×16″ frame. $195.
#1244 Look up II. Refractured watercolor, 8×10.5 in mat to fit 11×14″ frame. $105.
Yesterday my favorite art dealer, Rick Pantele of Incredible Art Center hung two of my paintings in the lobby of Palm Mountain Resort in Palm Springs. As a result of this, the new owners of the recently remodelled Spa just around the corner requested that we hang some more inside the treatment rooms and common areas in the spa. So that’s what we did today. Nothing like getting things done promptly!
Treatment room #1 with Vermillion Delight
Treatment Room #2 with Ocean’s Draw
Treatment Room #3 with ‘Sunrise with Creosote’
Office and Waiting area with ‘Rose Ochre Dawn’ and ‘Waiting for my Honey to come home’.