Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Homeless's Dictionary

Took a photo of this homeless woman along the Esplanade, Redondo Beach. Amongst her worldly belongings is her blue Webster's New Pocket Dictionary.

Wonder what this literate person has gone through to end up on this balmy December morning with nothing but waves, sky and a vast horizon stretching out in front of her.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

6 x 6 Reception

Scene from tonight's 6 x 6 Opening Reception at the Randy Higbee Gallery in Costa Mesa.

Over 650 6" square paintings for sale. Some truly beautiful works.

The mind was boggled -- how so many artists can make 36 square inches so interesting!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Higbee 6 x 6 Exhibition

Coming this Saturday, 8 December, 5 - 9 pm is the Opening Reception for the annual 6 x 6 inch Exhibition at the Randy Higbee Gallery, 102 Kalmus Dr, Costa Mesa, CA92626.

My entry this year is "Broken Eggs" - oil on board.

It is a great show with dozens of amazing paintings in oil, pastel and acrylic from all over the US. Try to make it before it closes December 21st.

Palos Verdes Art Center Holiday Exhibition

L'aura Borealis

This Friday, 7th December, is the Holiday Exhibition Opening Reception at the PVAC, from 5 - 8 pm. The works are from artists affiliated with the Center.

The 100 Ways to look at the Muse show is also open. I have pieces in both, one photo and one painting. The photo is one of many images made by dozens of South Bay artists of Laura Orr, as The Muse. The idea was originated by Bondo Wyszpolski, the entertainment editor of the Easy Reader newspaper. The exhibition was first seen in Manhattan Beach in 2010.

Then, Scott Canty, the curator of the PVAC and the L A Municipal Art Gallery, took the idea a step further by opening it up to other painters and sculptors.  Quite an interesting result.

Night Muse, Redondo Beach

"Night Muse, Redondo Beach" is a 24 x 30" oil on canvas, painted with many oil glazes to give an ethereal feel to the wet sand and provide gorgeous colours in the darkness.

Also, in the 3rd gallery are 2 amazing paintings by F Scott Hess which are well worth seeking out. One of my favourite L A painters.

All these exhibitions are open until the end of December.