My client that I met at Calabasas had commissioned me to create a repeat of a small painting in a larger size for a space in the guest bathroom. He lives close enough to my other half that I was able to deliver. Here’s ‘Ron’s Red Morning’ in it’s place.
…to cut up a perfectly good watercolor skyscape and refracturing it into something more. This one is going to really hurt.
One of the silliest things I didn’t do on Wednesday when Christine Lamb was setting up her half of our show at the Glass Outhouse Gallery was to take some photos of her half of the gallery. Yesterday at our reception I corrected that.
We had a two-person bad perform for us Hunter and the Wick’d for the afternoon and had quite a few people drop by, or come in from the advertising.
I sold two small paintings and Christine sold some earrings and a clock.
I really fell for this little gallery and was quite jazzed to have been offered a last-minute show due to a cancellation. The artist who was to have been at this show turned up. She had cancelled because she had torn her rotator cuff on the side she uses a crutch – double whammy. She was doing a lot better now and is looking forward to showing at another time.
I also got to meet Jaymie Arquilevich with whom it’s planned I’ll have a 2-artist show in 2018.
A few years ago I painted a mural on a traffic signal box for the City of Indio. It’s on Monroe Avenue so I name it Marilyn’s Morning.
I guess something in there needed a bit of an upgrade, and there was an addition to the box. Monday and this morning I spent time working on bringing the addition up to match with the rest of the box. My phone omitted to save the ‘before’ and ‘after first coat of undercoat’, but here it is after the second coat. I’ll be putting the last undercoat layer on tomorrow morning when I’m on my way to set up for the art fair in Palm Springs. The weather is still to warm to paint much beyond 10am, so I’ll be making the best use of passing not too far from the box each day.
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….
Alana, my wonderful gallerist at the sm’Art gallery co-op in La Quinta and Michael Angelo Hernandez have been repainting and reorganizing the gallery. Here is my strip of wall as we finished hanging it earlier in the week.
While I was putting up a few new paintings, another new artist, Tomasso Biondi, recognized the tall sunrise on the left – he had seen it published somewhere. If I had it published I lost track of it. The odd thing is I don’t think it’s the first time that someone had that comment about it….
And yes, those are a couple of pet portraits at the bottom. After I did one over the summer, Alana thought it might be a good idea to offer them. (Yes, I can do them remotely…..)
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.