Jaime & I were in Kansas collecting reference photos for my new series. At this abandoned farm house and barn, the hawks were circling the drone. Yikes!
Getting close to finishing two more pieces…both have been an engaging challenge with perspective.
Lastly, Gilman Village has asked us to leave our studio, so the grand old building can be remodeled for a retail store. We have months (until Nov or Dec) to find a new place. It’s has been a great run for six years to be part of the Village. A new chapter opens up, though, is our attitude.
Just was not brave enough to buy this fur coat in Sun Valley, ID…..
my friends kept urging me on so I could wear it to art openings.
But, it is real fur from real animals. Can’t do it.
At the office or at home…choose to let a painting enhance the space.
One collector, two commissions. Both were gifts to others. Sweetness.
Nothing better for me than the feeling of heartfelt joy when a client sends me a photo of my painting in their home…and tells me how much they LOVE it. This is “Taking Cues From Everything”, now custom framed. Wow!
And, here’s another painting in a different clients home…I think I wrote in my ThankYou Card to these friends that a purchase is an affirmation for the artist of the many quiet hours spent alone in the studio. Yes!
A wonderfully written article, a Member Profile, in our Athletic Club’s magazine….what’s missing, and was part of the sit-down interview, is the gratitude I have to my Tennis Tribe, who have been spectacularly supportive of my work. Our tennis community is the sum of relationships with men & women of all ages and professions, that have been forged on the courts as competitors, team-mates, and friends. We take care of each other, through thick and thin.
My show at the Virginia Inn is in its last weeks (through August). It's been a great run, with family and friends joining us at the two Artist Receptions. A batch of sales, too, which offers an affirmation of the hours I spend in my studio creating. The six paintings below found new homes!
Next show is October/November 2018 at Vetiver, in Issaquah....stay tuned!
Recent work to be previewed at the Vetiver Show: 'PLACES for PEOPLE'.
After my video "Here is a moment" launched, people have been sending me photos of a place that holds a moment for them. Here are some of the images that will become oil paintings.
Place: Virginia Inn, historic Seattle restaurant & bar, 1937 First Ave
Dates: July/August 2018
Opening Receptions w the Artist: Thursday July 12 and Thursday July 26, 4:30--7:00pm
Finding very iconic Seattle scenes with my trusty iPhone and choosing which ones paint...that's how I've spent the last three months.
My solo show this July & August has a working title:
I Collect Moments.
The place: the brick walls inside Seattle's historic Virginia Inn.
And, yes, there will be an Opening Reception...date coming soon!
So, I am hard at work getting 15-20 paintings ready for this show. To accomplish that quantity, I am full-time in the studio (except for tennis); this immersive experience has evolved into an "accidental sabbatical", which I am so grateful for. Lots of time to try new techniques and just keep improving my skill-set.
Here are some examples for the VI show...
Fellow artist and friend of artEAST, Carol Ross, joined me at the Grand Opening of Issaquah's new Marriott Hotel. Very fun event...!
And, lastly, the Harbor Public House on Bainbridge Island bought my painting "Bike Conversations" to hang in their restaurant...makes me deliciously happy!
Attended a workshop in Ross, California (Marin County) with Stanka Kordic and eight other artists last month. What I learned will begin to transform my practice. I am so excited by techniques of wedges, brayers, brushes, and thought patterns of a master artist.
The painting (as yet unnamed) is of a bar in Heathrow Airport, London. Still in process. This shot is a couple of days after the video was filmed (by my resourceful studio mate, photographer Toni Pinto of Pinto Portrait).
In a collector's home last night....my painting "Stretching Moments Into Minutes" in a glorious custom frame (linen mat and wood frame).