Thursday, October 30, 2008

Brewery Art Walk this weekend

The Brewery is the largest Artists colony in Los Angeles (some say the world...). Twice a year, the Brewery opens its doors to the public, and yes, its that time again. I will be showing with Marina Massaro and Daniel Brooks. Please come by and say hello!

I will be there 11AM- 6PM Sunday. Loft E26.

(Directions here)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Painting for Mary Claire

Last weekend I delivered a commissioned piece to a client (and now friends) in Carmel/Pebble Beach. This was a difficult piece for many reasons. The painting is of three sisters, two of whom died when they were teenagers. It was commissioned as a gift to Mary Claire, the third sister in the painting. Obviously, I wanted to make sure I honored them all, but at the same time I was experimenting a lot with new techniques and being a lot less literal than I usually am with a painting. The photo I had as reference was very small and cropped differently from how I wanted to compose the painting, so I had to make a lot up.

Her husband Michael had asked me to unveil the painting at her birthday party. I was a little nervous about that (terrified, actually). Fortunately, it went well. She loved the painting.

Michael surprised Mary Claire with a painting for her birthday....

MC, Michael,& me...MC is taking another peak at the painting

Talking technique...

Birthday Party day 2... friends and family gathered at Mary Claire & Michael's and we hung the painting.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Pieces of Art

I've been working on this commissioned piece for quite a while. It will be delivered to my client's wife this weekend as a surprise. So rather than post the whole thing, here are a few sections...