Saturday, August 24, 2013

Fire Truck

Fire Truck  |  24 x 24  |  Oil on Panel

I just finished a new painting for Rehs Galleries in New York. I did this toy truck once before and wanted to try it again. It's still drying and won't be ready to ship for a couple of weeks. In the meantime, I've got my canvas ready and am working on the drawing for a piece for C. K. Contemporary in San Francisco. It's going to be a big one, and those always really freak me out. Due to the time it will probably take, I'll more than likely be posting some in progress shots. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Karen and I in American Art Collector

Karen and I shipped our paintings up to Tree's Place Gallery yesterday for our two person show August 31st. Shipping is always a stressful time. Putting months of work into someone else's hands to deliver is tough. Neither one of us can truly relax until we get a confirmation from the gallery that everything has arrived undamaged. 

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Our mood was lightened quite a bit this morning when we checked our mail and discovered the September issue of American Art Collector.  I have to say, it's really nice to see your work in print. This is the third time I've had my paintings in AAC, the second for Karen and it's just as exciting each time. 

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I'm finishing up a new painting for Rehs Galleries now, and I'll have a post of that in a day or two. Then I'm dedicating myself to C. K. Contemporary Gallery in San Francisco for a while. These paintings may be pretty big, so I'll probably include some in progress shots.

Friday, August 02, 2013

Sunbeam No.2

Sunbeam No.2  |  30 x 30  |  Oil on canvas

A couple of years ago I was having lunch with Karin Jurick and Brett Trowbridge. As we were saying our goodbyes Karin asked me to hold on while Brett went to get me something out of their car. He returned carrying this fabulous mixer. They had seen it at a flea market, and knowing my love of vintage kitchen appliances, bought it for me. A much appreciated gift that has now made it onto a number of canvases. This particular painting will be the final piece I'll be sending up to Tree's Place Gallery for the show Karen and I will be sharing on August 31 on Cape Cod. 

* The upcoming issue of American Art Collector will have a short piece about our show, and when it comes out I'll post something about that. Can't wait to see how the images look!