When my father turned 80 he decided he wanted to go sky diving. Half way through that age he booked a jump when I was coming down to visit. My cousin Eric and I both decided to jump with him which was a big adventure for a Friday morning!
My sister wanted to go as well so now my Dad is going to jump again with her in two weeks! He makes 80 look pretty darn good.
Photos were taken by my Uncle Mike Wingert!
This is the latest selection of paintings making their way to the Elliot Fouts Gallery in Sacramento, California. This collection is made up of four 12”x9” paintings and one 16”x20” painting. All acrylic/open acrylic paint on cradled birch wood.
I have been sending work regularly to this California gallery and am happy now to have a solo show scheduled at the space for February 2019! I pushed off the date of the show so that I could add to my collection of work after my two remaining solo exhibitions this summer in Oregon (eastern and western).
It will be nice to have a California gallery display my work in the midst of another brooding NW winter. I am not sure if I will fly out for the opening but I plan on flying down with a large shipment of paintings as an early winter reprieve!
This collection of recent paintings are on their way to England. Now my art travels a lot more than I do!
This 12″x9″ painting is on it’s way to Florence, Italy. A beautiful place haven’t been since I was young.
It is a busy week of packing up art and mailing it all over the country and world. Washington, California, Michigan, North Carolina, New York, England, and Italy. I feel really honored to have so much interest in my work.
One day soon I hope to be done with my day job so I can focus on the work I really love.
This weekend I took the big road trip to pack up my Bainbridge Island solo show. On my return I took the ferry across to Edmonds, Wa and dropped this painting off at its new home. This is Ryan holding the painting, one of my very best friends. He talked me into putting my art online, I was resistant for years! He also told me about WordPress and I started my Instagram account shortly there after (@bsostrom) on his recommendation. Thanks Ryan!
Final digital capture of this 24″x18″ painting currently residing at the Bainbridge Performing Arts Gallery. Once it tires of the island it is on it’s way to England, a permanent home!
This is one of those paintings that seemed to make itself. I carefully moved it from the easel to the table and was thankful.
It traveled from a North Idaho to the BPA on Bainbridge Island, part of the exhibit.
There is a lot more than painting involved in exhibits. I would prefer to stick with the painting but I like the bit of adventure involved as well.
This sunset painting is 9″x12″. I often do work that is subdued so it was exciting creating something with do much “heat”. This painting will be on it’s way to a show on Bainbridge Island in just over a week!