Thursday, June 28, 2012

What to send to Japan for the exhibition in October?

"Low Sky", "Point Reyes", "Coast Fog" and "Night Horizon" oil on canvas 12" x 12"

I was invited to participate in a group exhibition at the Museum of Kyoto and the Sakai Cultural Center in Japan in October.  I have to give the inventory list of what I will send by July 1.  Choosing which paintings to include in a show is never easy for me.  I was grouping and regrouping paintings through out the day trying to figure it out.

Because of the high cost of international shipping and my allotted space in the exhibition I'm thinking small work.  I've narrowed it down to two groups of four paintings each painting 12" x 12"  I will also send four 8" x 8" and  six 6" x 6".    

"Night Vision", "Jenner Fog", "Last Light" and "Along the shore" oil on canvas 12" x 12"
I will be traveling to Japan in October as well to see the show in Sakai.  Part of the time I will be participating in a home-stay with a family in Sakai and I'm hoping to visit friends in Tokyo for a few days at the end of the trip. It's been 8 years since I was in Japan.  In 2004 I was an artist in residence at KAIR in Kamiyama on the Island of Shikoku.  Before that I lived in Tokyo 2001-2003.    I can't wait to see what's changed and if I can remember any Japanese!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Australian photographer visits SOMA Artists Studios

SOMA Artists photo by Bryan Sun
Last week photographer Bryan Sun from Melbourne, Australia was visiting SOMA Artists Studios in San Francisco.  He is traveling around the U.S. photographing artists and there studios. He was able to photograph a few of us that happened to be working that day.  I think it's a great project and he will certainly surpass his goal of 30 artists!
Take a look at his work here:

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A favorite painting

The Hill, oil on canvas, 24" x 30"

The Hill happens to be one of my favorite paintings at the moment.  The purple and yellow color combo is complimentary and appealing.  I am also drawn to the brush work.
The Hill - detail

Detail of brush work and color combo
Often when I am in the car as a passenger or the driver I will hold my camera up to the window and take random photographs.  Back in the studio I sort through the images looking for something interesting.  This photo was taken on the drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco.

Monday, June 18, 2012

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Atmospheric Conditions at Market Street Gallery San Francisco

My solo exhibition "Atmospheric Conditions" will be on view at Market Street Gallery until June 29.
Atmospheric Conditions at Market Street Gallery

Atmospheric Conditions -"Winter River"

"Through the Forest", "River Haze", "Secret Garden"