Friday, March 27, 2009

Blue Bottle

Blue Bottle
18" x 36"
Oil on canvas
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Revisiting a a common theme with this piece, but with a brand new bottle(new to me anyway) :Soft, flowing cloth paired with an unrelenting glass bottle.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Jack

Jack
16" x 20"
Oil on canvas
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Let me just say that I am not a portrait painter. I paint portraits about as often as I paint flowers...which is almost never. Needless to say, I was out of my comfort zone while painting this piece. I think it turned out ok, but I may go back and work on it a bit more. Normally, I am extremely confident when I decide a piece is finished...not so much with this one.
By the way, Jack is my son and he is two.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Lovetts Spring Perspective

Well, the Lovetts Spring Perspective opening was Feb.26 and it was awesome! Courtney(my wife) and I drove up the day before to drop off my final four paintings for the show. We were both very impressed with the gallery…really a beautiful space. This was also the first time to meet Waylon Summers in person. Waylon is the Gallery Director at Lovetts, and I can’t say enough good things about him. Super nice guy and very much “in the know” about art. We also met Jack Summers, owner of Lovetts and Waylon’s dad. Just like Waylon, Jack was a pleasure to meet. That evening, Jack and Waylon took us to dinner. Maurice Evans and Chapel (two other artists in the show) joined us, along with Christina Burke (curator, Philbrook Museum of Art). Good food, interesting conversation. Christina invited us to visit the Philbrook while in town, so the next day we did. Courtney opted for a spa treatment at the hotel, so Maurice, Chapel and I drove over to the museum. In addition to a beautiful structure and stunning gardens, the Philbrook offered a very impressive and extremely diverse collection of art.
The night of the opening was impressive too. There was a huge turn out and the place looked great. The pieces in the gallery were beautifully lit, but the ambient lighting proved to be a challenge for Courtney's little Nikon…or her photography skills…maybe both. End result: less than spectacular photos, but I wanted to share a few anyway.
James Smith, another artist in the show was there and we traded stories about our teaching experiences. The fifth artist in the show, Mateo Romero, was unable to attend the opening.
Thanks again to Waylon and Jack who have been terrific to work with and whose hospitality went above and beyond. Waylon’s enthusiasm and drive to increase public awareness about art is inspiring. Check out his blog, Western Perspectives.


To see available work or inquire about a piece, just visit the Lovetts Gallery website.


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A few pics from the show.