Sunday, March 11, 2007
I had a chance durring my hiatus to actualy go OUTSIDE and paint wih my wife and Frank Serrano.
Frank is a superb plien air painter and I always enjoy picking his brain on how to simplify when out in the field. Time is the enemy when you paint outdoors. The sun is always shifting so you have to learn to capture what you see FAST! I'm amazed at how fast Joy. works. A long time ago I knew that whoever I married would have to be an artist. Besides being a fantastic partner she is extremely helpful to have around when I'm in a jam while painting. She is my extra pair of eyes and can help me solve problems that might take me hours to figure out. Color, values, etc.
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
As usual It's been months since my last post and as usual I have a good excuse! Back in August the world famous Joe Vaux.
invited me to be part of his next exhibit at the Copro Nason Gallery.
With much glee I cranked out four new paintings while working at Family Guy. Having a month hiatus was a big help as well! The opening was saturday March 3d and was a great success. I sold three out of five so I was in great spirits that night. I also met Dan Quintanna who was exhibiting his latest paintings. I've always liked his work and I believe we have similar inspirations. Joe's exhibit was a lot of fun to look at. You can stare at his work for hours and still catch things you didn't see before. Thanks so much everyone for being with us Saturday. I can't wait to get back to painting!
There are some great pics of the event on the JUXTAPOZ site!