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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Mural Painting


Giving Time to Help Another Painter



Even though I have a canvas on my easel, I took a few hours today to help a fellow artist work on her mural at Kings Beach Elementary School.  The design is based on a Shel Silverstein poem which deals with seeing things from a different point of view, hence the school bus in the clouds and the upside down tree.  There is more work to be done, children to be added, details here and there, but you get the idea.  I worked on the clouds and the tree greenery....such fun!


Some of the students have had the opportunity to be involved with the project giving them a sense of ownership and exposure to art.  That's a darn good thing since so many art programs have been removed from our schools.  And the whole idea of seeing your world from a different perspective is a inspiring thought for young children.  This is why I was very happy to give some time to this project.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

New Paintings Delivered to Spirit Gallery.


Just yesterday, Spirit Gallery in Truckee, CA took delivery of twelve of my paintings which brings their current exhibition of my work up to fourteen original works.  

Caught Again
48x36

Spirit's intention is to create interior space which will enhance the well being of individuals.  What could be better than to surround yourself with art you love?

Float
48 x 30

Spirit now has a variety of my paintings such as this Zen like canvas, shown above,  with intense Fall colors, layer upon layer of pigment which is scored and textured with worn, floating rocks which hover over the background.  This painting is from the Sticks and Stones Series and is worthy of meditative contemplation.


Seven Pie Apples
8 x 24
Several of my Fall Produce paintings inspired by the stacks of beautiful fruits and vegetables seen in local Farmer's Markets are now being shown by Spirit.

Six Reds On A Board
8 x 10


Two Eggplant
8 x 6

Three Figs
7 x 5

And speaking of Fall, of course there are PUMPKINS!

Pumpkins
8 x 10

Pumpkin Time
8x8


Pumpkin Delight II
8x8

There are more paintings in the gallery and much more to see inside Spirit.  If you are in the area, stop by.  Not only will you have the opportunity to see my paintings but you will be visually entertained by their environment.  Maybe you will find something you just need to take home.

SPIRIT INTERIOR DESIGN & GALLERY
10009 WEST RIVER ST.
TRUCKEE, CA 96161
PHONE : 530-587-0948

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fall Palette, Fall Subjects


Yes, It's Fall



Those of us who live where the weather truly does change with the seasons are entering a colorful time of year.  Tones of red, gold, copper,  and apricot begin to fill the forest and gardens.  With all this luscious color it is no wonder my palette begins to change color as well.  And it's not just the palette, it's the subject matter for the paintings.

Pumpkin Delight

Pumpkins and gourds of every size and shape (some of them are fantastical!) show up in markets, roadside stands, as decorations on front porches.  I brought a few into my studio and have begun to paint little vignettes, working towards a larger canvas.

Did you know that a pumpkin is a gourd like squash.  It is thought to have originated in North America.  Pumpkin related seeds have been found in Mexico that date 7000-5500 BC.  And these pumpkins grow in colors from white to yellow to orange to purple to grey.  This is an artist's delight!  So for now it's pumpkins in the studio but with all the color around who knows what might be next.

Pumpkins

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