Saturday, March 26, 2011

Road to The Olive Grove

6 X 6 inch oil painting on panel.
Available through the Randy Higbee Gallery

Two of my paintings were juried into the Randy Higbee 6” Squared Art Show. If you missed the last one, now is your chance to see a collection of some of the most amazing artwork created by today’s leading representational artists.

A Gala Artists' Reception will be held Saturday, April 16th.

The show will run through May 6th.

102 Kalmus
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Tuesday thru Friday from 9:00 to 5:00 pm

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Hope - The Help Japan Challenge

7 X 5 inch oil painting on panel.
$30 opening bid ($15 shipping within the U.S.)

The Daily Paintworks Challenge this week is to submit a painting to help raise money to help the people of Japan. The sunflower you see here titled “Hope” is my submission. I will donate all proceeds to the Red Cross with the stipulation that they be used to aid Japan. All the paintings under the Japan Challenge are up for auction - mine has a low starting bid of only $30. Please visit the Daily Paintworks web site, scroll to the bottom of the page to see the artwork, find a painting you love and bid. Thank you.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Powerful Sunset

6 x 6 Oil on canvas panel

My first "Higbee" painting for April 16th. What is a Higbee, you ask?

A few months ago the Randy Higbee Gallery hosted a 6" Squared art show in nearby Costa Mesa. All the artwork in the show was sized 6"x 6". Jean Stern, the Executive Director, of the Irvine Museum was the juror and painter Jeff Horn was the judge awarding prizes. I was fortunate enough to have two paintings in the show. When I went to the opening reception, I was absolutely blown away by the quality of work that was there.

If you missed the show last time you'll get a second chance to see some of the most amazing and affordable art created by many of the country's best painters. This is a show that you must not miss if you are in the area. Below are the details.

Opening Reception: April 16th

Dates: April 16th - May 6th

If you want to see the show online and you are on FaceBook, be sure to send Randy Higbee a friend request. You'll get up to the minute news about the show, be able to purchase the art you see and watch live as the winners are announced after the opening reception.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Fajitas in My Future - A Study

6 X 6 inch oil painting on panel.

Here is another study for the Daily Paintworks Challenge. This time Carol Marine asked us to mix a new color for each brush stroke. Honestly, about a quarter of the way into this one I hated how it was turning out but then, near the finish, I changed my mind as it actually began to look like a bell pepper had magically appeared on my panel. This is an exercise I plan on repeating because I think it forced me to be more creative in my color choices.

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