Friday, December 28, 2012
Friday, November 30, 2012
I am so happy and excited! CW1 and Reflections in Red were accepted into the Cannon Art Gallery's 2013 Juried Biennial! Jurors, Scott Canty and Chantel Paul. The opening reception is January 19, 5 - 8 PM, and the show runs through March 9. Both paintings are 12" x 12" x 2;" oil, oil bar, and cold wax on wood.
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Saturday, November 17, 2012
My goal for this group of abstract paintings was to work larger and looser than I normally do when working in mixed media. These three paintings show the progress from when I first started the series photographed in the "Forward" and "Having Fun" posts below. I learned a lot in the process--to go with my instincts, to have fun with color, line and shapes, and to use a big brush.
|Ocher with Red and Blue|
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Sunday, November 4, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
The sunflowers were a quick painting in acrylic on 12" x 12" wood panel.
The nude is from a b & w photograph of a live model we had in my first life drawing class at Palomar College. It looks better at this stage, with the underpainting showing through, than it does now; overworked it and lost the fresh, loose feel.
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Monday, June 18, 2012
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Friday, June 15, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Just received a call that "Nesting Clowns," an 8" x 10" oil painting received "honorable mention" for the Small Scale - Toy Store exhibit. I have not painted in oil for quite a while--very happy and encouraged!! Juror, Meryli-Wan Thrace-aka-Renee Richetts. Reception at the Escondido Municipal Gallery; June 9, 2012; 5:30 - 8 PM.
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Monday, April 23, 2012
Very happy! "What is the Matter With Mary Jane" was juried into "Contemporary Realism;" Juror, Tara Smith, Deputy Director of Oceanside Museum of Art; Reception, May 12, Escondido Municipal Gallery; 5:30 to 8:00.
|Assemblage--all found and recycled objects (see below for more details)|
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Friday, April 20, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
We didn't have to check out of our hotel until 1 PM so four of us had time to take a taxi to Hemingway's estate, Finca Vigia, "Overlook Farm," in the fishing village of Cojimar, where he lived from 1939 to 1950.
Depart Havana for Miami on Delta Charter Flight operated by Marazul.
Fantastic trip and memories, thank you Fallbrook School of Arts and Cuba Cultural Travel!
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Christopher Colon Cemetery covers 125 acres, nearly 7% of the city of Havana. One of the three largest cemeteries in the world and among Cuba's most visited sites. Our guide was not only knowledgeable, but also very entertaining.
|A 75-foot high monument to the firefighters who lost their lives to the great fire of May 17, 1890.|
A typical Cuban meal is: main course--white rice, black beans, chicken, pork, or fish; salad--shredded cabbage, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers; dessert--flan, ice cream, or pureed fruit. We had some form of this meal every day we were there. Depending on the spices used and the method of cooking some meals were better than others, but every meal tasted good.
Tour of Western Havana, including Club Havana, which once was the prestigious Havana Biltmore Yacht & Country Club. Then a stop in Miramar to see a "model of the city," an intricate miniature replica of Havana.
Not busy in the piano bar today, the help was watching Avatar.
Farewell Dinner at El Gijones.
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