Monday, January 12, 2009

Snowy Landscapes at Artistic Mystic

"Southwest Winter", that is the title of a show I have comingup to help me celebrate the fact that my work will be in the February issue of Southwest Art Magazine! Am I excited , you bet. I have gone through the pages of that magazine for at least 10 years enjoy and learning from the artist's works and from the articles. To actually be mentioned is just crazy. And they called me, at first I thought it was about my subscription which I thought I had already paid up. To find out they are putting my work in a piece about Landscape painters and Snow was just so great. Deborah Silvis is hosting a show for me at her gallery, the Artistic Mystic in Chandler, AZ. It is inside the center on the NW corner of Warner & Alma School. The painting will be hung up this week with a reception on Saturday, Jan. 24th at 4:00pm- 7:00pm. This slide show ( which I just learned how to create from Tony) shows as example of some of my snow paintings. More will be added by the end of the week. If you have any questions please call me or Deborah. She will have a price list and more info. There will be little pieces at a very reasonable price and several large paintings that are thick with paint. Enjoy and please come by to see the show if you have a chance.
Artistic Mystic Open Tues- Sat. 11Am-6Am 480-917-4566
Reception Saturday, Jan. 24th 4:00pm 480-820-8111

Thursday, January 1, 2009

AZ State Park Plein Air Paint-outs Show

One of my favorite places is the Boyce Thompson Arboretum near my hometown of Superior. As soon as I saw this pastel painting done by my friend Linda Dellandre I knew immediately where it was, I have played under this tree as a child. It is a lovely old giant sycamore down by the picnic grounds. This painting is one of the many pieces that will be hanging down in Tubac at the Presidio State Park for the Gallery show of all the winning paintings from the 2008 Plein Air Paintout series at the Az State Parks. If you are a fan of our State Parks you will love the paintings that have been done this year beautifully displaying Arizona. Tubac is on Hwy 19, south of Tucson. It is a great day trip with lots of history, the San Pedro River, art galleries, good eats, and wonderful views in every direction. The painting below was done by Geri Acosta who lives in Tucson and just loves painting Arizona. The new series of paint-outs will begin on Jan. 10th at the Presidio in Tubac at 12:00pm. All artists are invited to participate in the State Park series. There will be a reception at 4:30 and where you can meet the artists. You can check out the AZ Plein Air Painters website and the calendar page for the locations and dates of all the paintouts. If you have never done one
of these don't be put off by the competition. It is very casual and a great way to push your self. It is great to see how the other artist's saw the view you see but sooooo differently. Start of this New Year by challenging yourself, get out and paint and take the chance of others watching you. Believe me, it isn't as bad as it sounds. And you can't let that stop you. You can also get info at on the Plein Air link.
If you have any questions please write me at Oh, and Happy New Year!