My friend, Gerardo Aymard, sent me a photo today of the plant he had me illustrate back in 2003: Tetracera boomii G.Aymard C. I had a plant pressing to work from….dead, brown, not terribly exciting. Nice to see it in living color!
I was recently introduced to Fuyu persimmons by a friend. Love the orange-ness and not a bit astringent….two great reasons to have them around.
These three lovelies were growing espalier at Filoli. They got me all excited about pear season. So, I rushed home and did this watercolor study. I’m rather pleased with it. You can purchase it at Daily Paintworks.com, just click on Three Pears.
I have set up a marketing presence on Daily Paintworks. I’ll be posting new work every day (or there abouts) for sale. You can see (and bid) on this painting, Shallots & Onion there now.
I’m thrilled to announce thatI will be taking part in a group show at the Studio Gallery in San Francisco!
Here are the particulars:
tiny – small pieces under $500, November 14th – December 22nd, 2104. Opening reception: Sunday Nov. 16th, 1-6 pm. 11th Anniversary Party: Sunday, Dec. 7th, 1- 6 pm. Gallery hours: Mon, Thu + Fri, 11 am – 7 pm; Sat + Sun, 11 am – 6 pm; Tues + Wed by appointment.
See me there on Nov. 16, between 2 – 4 pm.
Studio Gallery – 1641 Pacific Avenue (between Polk & Van Ness), San Francisco, CA 94109; 415-931-3130
My weekend for the Santa Cruz Open Studios Art Tour is October 11 & 12. This last year I’ve taken a number of workshops with artists I really admire: Carol Marine, Ruth Korch, and Dana Hooper. I’ve learned so much from them and think that my work has taken leaps forward. Am excited to show samples of my latest efforts.
About: An ephemeral ‘happening’, in collaboration with the Museum of Art & History, check out the MAH link to learn more!
Where: Abbott Square, brick patio near LuLu Carpenter’s
When: First Friday, October 4th, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
What to bring: Bring yourself, your work and your enthusiasm. We will display your journals on folding tables in empty frames. These popup museum are open to the public, can people are allowed to touch exhibited content. Keep this in mind in deciding what journals or pages to share.
Talk about an embarrassment of riches….I’ve been invited to take part in TWO First Friday events for the month of June!
I’ll be meeting and greeting people at Chefworks, 1527 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz from 6pm to 9pm. I have several new oil paintings I’ll be showing and a watercolor or two.
I’ll also be taking part of an invitational group show at the Art Loft, 1319 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. The show “Reflections of Nature” will feature my installation – on being a science illustrator, and will feature many original plates prepared for the NY Botanical Gardens, private journals, and random, cool, science stuff (yup… a highly technical term).
Our second June sketch crawl is a visit to the Gilroy Gardens to take advantage of their FREE Artist Access Days!
It’s a great opportunity to have fun and make art at a truly unique venue. And a great deal: admission is normally $30 and parking $10 per vehicle. But for us it’s all FREE!!!
Normal weekend hours are from 10am to 6pm. We get to meet their Docent Coordinator, Jan Froom, at 9:00am, before the park opens to scope out our spots and set up to make great art.
But, you have to contact Gilroy gardens to register for this event. Contact Jan Froom at (408) 840-7130 or email at ArtInThePark@GilroyGardens.org
If you need to contact me re: this….my cell is (408) 966-5214.
Hope to see you there!!
The first of our June sketch crawls will be at the Sierra Azul Nursery and Sculpture Garden, Watsonville. Let’s meet up from 2 pm to 4;30; don’t forget all your outdoor essentials and be prepared to spend quality quiet time among the plants and art! Bring an empty pill container or Daniel Smith half pans and a favorite tube of watercolor to share with others.
Click here: Directions to Sierra Azul