Cut!

After a few days of humming and hahing I’ve committed to editing the Traveler and Magician paintings from their earlier square composition. Now rectangles, the compositions look much better balanced, with the focus of attention moving down to the sun and the hand and face of the Traveler, while in the Magician the relationship of…

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New Romantic Figure Opening Reception

Opening reception for The New Romantic Figure exhibit at the Kwan Fong Gallery on California Lutheran University’s Thousand Oaks campus. The reception was a great success, with a nice turnout of visitors, friends and of course the company of this great group of artists. I’m looking forward to seeing a short documentary video about the…

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The New Romantic Figure Paintings – The Queen of Cups, The Star

  I’m very pleased to publish these two pictures of The Queen of Cups and the Star as they appear in the New Romantic Figure exhibit. I love the tabernacle frames. We’ve matched the colour of the decorative trim around the Star to the Iron Oxide of the base coat so it picks up the…

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Show Announcement

I mentioned the show that’s opening in late August in a previous post. Here’s the nicely designed CLU Gallery website with more information on the event, including a sneak preview of some of the paintings you’ll be able to see. I’m working hard to finish the Queen in time! I’d like to invite everyone visiting the…

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Half a Pair of Legs

Now the Magician has a leg to stand on she’s beginning to seem more substantial. I still enjoying working on the stripes, building depth out of making slender lines toward the edges of the legs, and relishing the rippling when the lines cross folds in the fabric. It’s challenging, but rewarding. Other demands on my…

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Foundations

My withdrawal symptoms have abated, having received four tubes of Foundation white from Steve at Continental, and I’ve put down a layer of dense white over the entire bottom half of the painting, which means that all I need to do to complete basing out the entire painting is to mix an light grey for…

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Bert Green Fine Art opening reception

Good times in down town Los Angeles. There was a good turnout for the opening reception tonight, and with Artwalk tomorrow we’ll see a really big crowd at the gallery. The crows were very popular, and a couple of them sold already, so I hope to see several more flying from the walls in the…

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Hillcrest

After a busy day taking care of administrative work for the new semester I took two paintings to the Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand Oaks (Civic Center Drive Thousand Oaks, CA 91360) for a show there. I was last to arrive, so I got a sneak preview of everyone’s work for the show, which…

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Install

Installing the exhibit down in Bert Green’s gallery in Los Angeles went smoothly, and the dilapidated truck I borrowed to transport the paintings and the grail piece held up very well indeed, zipping along the California freeways quite nicely, and reminding me of how fortunate I am to live here. (I’m remembering again that Talking…

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