This year is my fourth wonderful year being represented by The Redfern Gallery in Laguna Beach, California. I have painted a special body of work over the last six months for my one man show and catalog. There will be a reception on December 3. At which time, I will be unveiling my new collection. Above are three paintings from this body of work. I was on the road for many miles through seven states to build this collection.
I hope you will be able to attend the reception or come by the gallery during the month of December to view the show. The catalog will be sent out to the clients on the Redfern Gallery mailing list. If you would like to receive one and are not on the list, just drop me an email and request one.
Workshop: Going to Hawaii to Paint and Teach
Maui is one of my favorite places to go and paint. So, here I go again for another stab at it. The colors are as varied as the weather and just as surprising. From the typical assure blues of the water, pinks of the coral sand and the green palms. There are also weather effects that create silver tone and monochromatic vistas that feel just as tropical to the initiated as the bright colors of a sunny day. I will be teaching for five days to a full workshop of dedicated islanders along with a few people who are traveling to study 'the painting of water' with me.
Exhibition: The Haggin Museum "The Allure of Water"
"Along the Creek"
The Haggin Museum of Fine Art in Stockton, California will be hosting a major reception for more than 30 signature guest Artists from around the nation who are participating in the opening of "The Allure of Water" show. The program begins with Friday, October 14 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM continuing with outdoor painting demonstrations along the waterfront by all the participating Artists. On Saturday October 15 from 9:30 to 12:30 PM, you can see first hand how these great painters from around the country create magic on the spot. For more information click here
Paso Robles Workshop in November
My November workshop on the Coast near Paso Robles has two new openings. For the past couple of months it had been full with a waiting list. With this roller-coaster economy it is hard to stay in front of it. Contact me if you are interested in attending. We will be studying the painting of water. For more information
"Clear California Waters"
"Deep Blue Waters"
I am pleased to announce that I am now being represented in the Helena Fox Fine Art Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina. Look at the current issue of the American Art Review Magazine announcing my first Group Show with them "American Landscape". This show is scheduled to open on October 7, 2011. Click here for more details.
Take a look at the fall issue of Plein-Air Magazine which featured The Catalina Show I did earlier in the year. I will also be participating in next year's show.
Even though color is the first thing we think of when we think of a painting, there is something much more important than just juicy color. You may ask yourself, what is it? It's the value patterns!
The first thing a beginning painter wants to do is go right to color in their pursuit of the painting of their dreams. A suggestion I offer for improving your work is to paint with just one color. Think of it as a tonal sketch where you improve your brush work, your value patterns and your light vs. shadow effects. Just think of it. You can get a great effect quickly without all the color worry. A good friend of mine teaches his students to paint a full value sketch in Paynes Grey with great results. Many painters in history learned this way and it can be taken to a fine art level. Check out Leonardo da Vinci's work. It is not just for beginners.
Have fun Painting,