January 17, 2015

New Work -- Artichoke

I started a new painting today.  This is the sketch-in based on a photograph I took at the Desert Botanical Gardens.  With the basic value structure established, I can begin laying in some color.

20 x 16 inches

January 10, 2015

The Best & the Brightest
Opening Reception

What a delight!  I attended the Opening Reception for the new juried show The Best & the Brightest at Scottsdale Artist School.  It is a very strong show.  If you haven't seen it yet, plan to stop by. It doesn't close until February 27. 

Upon arrival I saw that my entry "Cactus Flowers" was sold.  I'm grateful to the art patron who found a place in her/his home for my painting.  You can view more of my work at my website, .

Cactus Flowers
Oil, 20" x 16"

January 7, 2015

The Best & the Brightest
I am pleased to share that my painting, Cactus Flowers, is accepted into the Scottsdale Artists' School The Best and Brightest juried fine art show.  The opening reception is Friday, January 9, 5 to 7 PM at the Scottsdale Artists' School, 3720 N. Marshall Way in Old Town Scottsdale, AZ.  The show and sale closes February 27.  Stop by if you are in the area.

Cactus Flowers
Oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches
Work in Progress
Well, after being sidetracked by the holidays, I'm back in the studio and finishing up this painting.  With a few tweaks, it may be completed.  I'm going to study the balance of values and color and make some final adjustments.