Two wonderful clients picked up their work yesterday from my studio. They overlappd their visit -- so they even got to meet!
The BIG BLUE iris found a home with Keri.
The monumental blossom will be photographed in it's place and hopefully will be shared here in the future.
The pink bouquet of flowers is a digital canvas transfer of Linda's watercolor. She bought the watecolor years ago-- but wanted the look of it on a canvas. After much homework-- the canvas transfer met her approval -- and she will have a new "look" to her transparent painting.
I got my summer edition of PRATIQUE DES ARTS a French magazine who published a beautiful article on my work. It's a lovely interview and tutorial of a watercolor. The whole article is in French, so I'm not sure what it says!
But.. the visuals and layout are gorgeous --and I'm thrilled to be included.
Please look for it at your newsstand- or go to their website to order your copy.
I have been inspired to do the chinese lanterns that I found in Chinatown in Lost Angeles.
I want to do a large painting of these beautiful, colorful, airy lanterns ... but before I can do it-- I need to do some homework.
So, I did a smaller painting-- a maquette-- of the lanterns.
This allows me to figure out "how" to paint them. What pigments to use.. how to postition the colors...etc for maximum effectiveness.
I struggle with value ...so it's also a way for me to correct the value and color harmonies. When I begin the larger painting-- many of the struggles will have been addressed -- and I will paint with broader and bolder simplicity!
The amazing STREET ART exhibition at the MOCA GEFFEN CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM in LA was truly mind blowing!
So much art and installation!
The show chronicles the birth and emerging of grafitti and art as it filters through the 60 70 and 80's. A wonderful assemblage of many voices and views. Many artists that I've only read about are there- Banksy, Shephed Fairy, Kenny Scharf, Keith Haring, as well as a grafatti purse by Louis Viutton!
I loved it all...and am so happy that I got to see such a timely exhibition.
There is much creativity in the street- and much has entered popular culture in ways we have no idea - clothes, cars, text messages, etc.
Plan to go see the exhibition if you are anywhere close.