Warm evening sun coloring giant clouds! I finished this one last week, one of those paintings that seemed to paint itself. I chose not to question it. I really like the blending and mark making in this piece.
I am busy prepping work for a solo show in Sacramento at the Elliott Fouts Gallery. My studio counter is filling up, still so much to do!
I deliver the work in early January, which is sounding soon here in November!
Today I dropped of ten paintings at the Radius Gallery in Missoula, Montana.
A really nice contemporary art gallery in a fun Montana town. If you are in the area the gallery is definitely worth a visit. Always a beautiful mix of art on display. I am excited to have some of my work at Radius now!
I just signed, varnished, framed and added a wire hanger to this 14″x11″ painting. I am going through the process of finalizing my latest collection of works for the next show. So many details go into each exhibit, well beyond the painting.
Next I will photograph everything and create a catalog of the works for the Pendleton Center for the Arts!
The gallery sent me some of the cards they made up to promote my exhibit!
The show runs August 2nd-31 at the Pendleton Center for the Arts in Pendleton, Oregon. The artist reception is opening night!
My solo show opened last night at the McVarish Gallery in Astoria, Oregon. I was excited to have my parents attend one of my shows, along with my Aunt and Uncle! A lot of great people showed up and made the evening fun and kept me talking. Here is a collection of photos from the evening.
This 12″x9″ painting has just dried. It is part of a collection of acrylic paintings I am preparing for a show on Bainbridge Island at the BPA.
Last night was the opening for my solo show at the Lower Columbia College in Longview, Washington. It is a beautiful space and it was a shame I couldn’t make the long trip. The Gallery director was nice enough to send these photos after the exhibit was hung.
I am excited to be mailing off more work to Elliott Fouts Gallery in Sacramento, California. I have been sending work there for more than a year now and it is nice to have another venue for my paintings.
I am doing a final coat of varnish on these paintings before I ship them to California. I have struggled over the years with the best way to seal my acrylic paintings. Acrylic tends to stick to acrylic so if you do not varnish the work you will end up with a mess at some point! I am currently using Liquitex professional high gloss varnish. So far I am very pleased as it dries quickly and creates a really nice protective layer!
I am pleased to be sending off five new paintings to the Elliott Fouts Gallery in Sacramento, California. I have been selling work there since the end of 2016. This is an example of instagram having a real benefit rather than simply an ego booster. The gallery saw my work on instagram and reached out to me. They have been really great to work with and hopefully I will make it down there one of these days to see their gallery in person!