Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving in my studio.

I hosted a pot-luck dinner in my studio at Thanksgiving - for "orphan" artists, friends and partners. There were 12 of us and it was a LOT of fun. The food was great (thank you everybody) and the conversation was very lively. Here is a view of the table before everyone arrived. Once the light started to dim and the candles were lit it was quite magical!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

LA - strange but fun!

My friend Diane and I have recently returned from a trip to LA. We went to get a feel for the art scene - I'm hoping that there's a place for my work down there somewhere. We checked out galleries in Chinatown, West Hollywood, Wilshire Blvd., Bergamot Sation in Santa Monica, and Culver City. It was hard work but a lot of fun - and because we stayed at the fabulous Avalon Hotel in Beverley Hills we felt wonderfully pampered at the end of each day.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I'm off to LA!

Tomorrow morning my friend Diane and I are driving down to LA for a few days. We're going to hit the galleries, well - as many as we can: Culver City, Santa Monica, Bergamot Station, Wilshire Blvd etc. We both need more gallery representation. It will be hard work but fun. We're staying in the Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills so there will be a pool and people-watching opportunities to help us relax. More later.....

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Back to work!

After taking it easy for a whole week I'm starting to think about my next painting. It's going to be another LONG piece which will incorporate images I see on my daily commute between Mill Valley and my studio in San Francisco. (You can see a previous painting called "Tony's Journey" on my post of September 13th - that one was 20 feet long!)
I think this new painting will be called "The Commute" but that could change. Watch this space.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Leisure Time! Day # 2....

I found some energy and went exploring on my bicycle, ending up at Fort Baker at the very southern tip of Marin. This is the view of the Golden Gate Bridge from behind the hotel at Cavallo Point.

I then cycled on the road which takes you under the bridge. Looking up I saw something my friend Roy had told me about quite a while ago: this lovely grid of faded, stained plywood panels. They cover an area the size of a football field - it's the underside of a work platform beneath the bridge approach. Thanks Roy!