"I am Africa"
14" x 20"
Framed "Sunset in North Danville, VT and
Winter in the Garden
Framed "Ochre Quarry at Rest," Provence
"Fall on Tampico Road," Vermont
Framed "Lover's Point Sentinel," Pacific Grove,
"Olive Trees at the Winery," Morgan Hill, and
"Sunny Nook," Ardenwood Farms, Fremont
First I am showing you the finished piece, "I am Africa." You saw my preliminary piece here. I decided to add some modern touches with the red stamping on the upper left. Though I like the piece, I have decided to hang a different painting more characteristic of my art in the "Red or Read" exhibit. I will be showing "Rockport Headlands." I will include the Africa portrait in my personal shows.
Bob and I will be hanging my show, "Art and Place," at The Forum on February 15 with a reception on the 17th for the Forum community, so Bob is cutting mats and I am framing my work. The gallery at the Forum is huge, so I have selected over 40 pieces, most of which have never been shown, so lots of work to prepare them. I generally stockpile wood frames when they go on sale, but they do take a lot of storage space. No matter that we have lots of space, we prefer a more open look. So this time I bought Nielson sectional frames from Cheap Joe's and plexiglass from Tap Plastics. I am liking these frames a lot. I've gotten pretty handy with my power drill and screwdriver that Bob bought for my very own last year. I so appreciate the considerable amount of time Bob devotes to the matting and helping with shows.
The is the first time I've had a solo show so it will be awesome to see it hung in a lovely space. For the most part, the pieces are on this blog as I've as I have use my blog to chronicle my art adventures, and I show you my victories and defeats. It's been a great way for me to catalogue what works and what doesn't. Each painting has special meaning to me -- a place I've been inspires the landscape, people, or architecture that I paint. Even my more experimental pieces reflect my personal sense of place. Hence, the name of the show.
The show at the Forum closes on March 20. I will move the show to my home "gallery" late in March and will host an Art Open House for friends, family, and collectors on April 28 and 29.