Thursday, March 24, 2011

Randy Higbee Gallery 6x6 Show April 16

I am so pleased that my little 6" x 6" oil painting was juried into the
Randy Higbee Gallery 6 x 6 show . The opening reception is April 16th in Costa Mesa, Ca. All the pieces are framed in one of the King of Frames beautiful frames. I chose a wide deep gold frame that should set this little piece off very nicely. "Shadowed Gorge" is an oil on canvas- $480.00 Please give the gallery a call if you are interested in purchasing this painting.
102 Kalmus. Costa Mesa. Ca. 92626. 714.546.2156

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Painting 6" x6" - just the basics

Keeping small canvas on hand all the time is a really good idea. When the day is about over from painting, but you know you still have light for maybe a 1/2 hour at the least. You have time to pull off a simple piece, you don't have time to overwork it, just get down the basics. This can end up being scraped off, or a keeper or one to use as a launching point for a larger work. This little 6" x6" piece was finished up as the sun was going down in Sedona Az. I just don't get to go up there as often as I might like so when I am there I paint! I didn't want to let the opportunity go. I keep 5" x7", 6" x8" and 6" x 6" in my canvas box all the time now. They are also a real good idea when you just aren't sure you want to do a large piece of a scene but do a small one first, if it works then pull out a larger canvas and go for it. Give it a try.

Monday, March 7, 2011

PAAC Show at the Saks Gallery in Denver- June 2011

These two pieces made it into the Plein Air Artists of Colorado show in Denver this coming June. It always happens, right when I am feeling blue about my work something exciting happens to keep me going. These are both 12" x 16". The top one is "Working Farm" painted just south of Castle Rock, Co. and the bottom piece is "Risky Crossing" painted just south of Sedona.

Paint at Lost Dutchmen Mar. 16th/Toni Perrin

Here is an invitation from Toni Perrin to paint the deserts in the east Valley-

Hello APAP painters!

We will meet at Lost Dutchman State Park at 1 p.m. for a wonderful paint-out. You will find me at the Siphon Draw Trailhead (restrooms, ramadas) at 12:30.
Don't forget that there is a daily entry fee unless you have an AZ State Parks Pass.

For painters who prefer to work in the morning, please feel free to join the Sonoran Arts League Wednesday Troops at the Crosscut Trailhead which is the first right-hand turnoff just past the Park.

March 16: Two time options.
8:00 a.m Crosscut Trailhead
This is a trailhead just north of the Superstitions at Lost Dutchman Park.

Follow directions to Lost Dutchman Park (below), but do not go in.

Continue on 88 slowly and watchfully. The road is curved and signs are easy to miss.

About 1/4 mile north of the park entrance there will be a National Forest sign. Shortly after, the First Water Trailhead sign will be on the right. There is a short turn-off lane.

(If you see the 202 mile marker, you have gone too far.)

Turn right onto the dirt/gravel road. Go to the Crosscut Trailhead (1/2 mile in).

Directions to Lost Dutchman Park. Please remember that we are not painting there, but will be on the trail farther north.

Lost Dutchman State Park
6109 N Apache Trail, Apache Junction.
101 south to #60.
60 east to #88 (Apache Trail)
Left (north) on #88 to Lost Dutchman State Park (about 5 miles.)

1:00p.m. Lost Dutchman State Park. Please refer to the directions above. APAP Paint-out. Guests welcome. Separate instructions will come for this event.

I hope to see many of you there. If you plan to attend, please r.s.v.p. to me by the Monday before the event:

Toni Perrin (H) 480-473-3421 or by email. If I am not home, just leave your name and the fact that you are going to join us.

My cell phone, 480-473-3421, will not be turned on until Wednesday.

Blessings to you all and happy painting!