Sunday, September 30, 2012

Back from Dallas

Gloria and I had a great time in Dallas. The last time that I was there was about 35 years ago, things have really changed, what a city ! My paintings for the exhibition were hung exceptionally well, it was great to see them in a pleasant setting. The George Cameron Nash space at the Dallas Design Center is a large area full of very interesting furniture, lamps and other great items. The exhibition was for other designer/ decorators and about 50 or 60 showed up and the ones that I spoke with were very complimentary regarding the paintings. They had me set up in an area where I was actually working on two small paintings, an interesting idea for an opening. A friend that I met on Facebook even showed up, which was fun. We were totally worn out from the travel, lots of walking through airline terminals and waiting for buses, but it was worth it. I have a nice feeling that something good will develop from the exhibition. IMGP6377 IMGP6381 IMGP6388 This is the area where I was painting. IMGP6393 Gloria and Craig Smith, my gallery owner, chatting. IMGP1926 Here is the spot where I was painting, the other photos show some of the areas where my paintings were hung,

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

ARTPRIZE painting delivered yesterday

Craig Smith and I drove up to Grand Rapids in a truck to hang my painting "The Dream". Craig also had to deliver Scott Covert's painting to the Fifth Third Bank building. Everything went smoothly, Gloria, who lives there was our guide and helped us get around, it would have been a nightmare without her help. My painting is in the B.O.B. building, a great location, on the second floor, right at the entrance of the Bobarino Restaurant. ARTPRIZE starts today and runs through October 7th, it's worthwhile to travel to Grand Rapids to see this exhibition, lots of great art to view. ARTPRIZE 1

Monday, September 17, 2012

Soto & Angus

I recently found some old funny photos of Soto and Angus, two wonderful pets that were a lot of fun. They got along very well in spite of what appears to be turmoil in these early pix. They were like brothers and played together a lot. Soto & Angus 4 Soto & Angus 2 Soto & Angus 1 Soto & Angus 3

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Upcoming exhibition of new paintings in Dallas

Dallasposter copy My exhibition of new paintings will be opening soon in Dallas, TX, if you're in the area stop by and have a look.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Painting for ARTPRIZE in Grand Rapids

Artprizeposter In a couple of days I'll be hanging my entry for ARTPRIZE in Grand Rapids. The painting will be located on the second floor of the B.O.B. building near the entrance of the Bobarino Restaurant. The painting is a diptych, acrylic on canvas, measuring 96 x 48".

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

New painting finished today

Disoriented Figure Another painting which will be included in my exhibition in Dallas, Texas near the end of the month. It's another 60 x 60" painting done using acrylics on canvas.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Starting another painting

Disoriented Figure 2Grid Here is the computer sketch of a new painting that I've just started. I drew a grid on the sketch so that I could easily transfer the image onto the canvas. The size is 60 x 60" and is titled "Disoriented Figure".

Monday, September 3, 2012

A couple more paintings finished

Ptg Ego I just finished "Woman With Alter Ego". It's 60 x 60", acrylics on canvas and was a fun project. I'm experimenting with a more subtle color palette. Strolling Nude2 I also just repainted "Strolling Nude" using more subtle colors.