Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Additions to my Wall:

# 47 - Bee. 6" x 6"

# 37 - Male Portrait. 6" x 6"

# 41 - Hose Holder. 6" x 6"
Here are a few more of my "small" paintings. I committed to doing 50 and I've done 19 so far - just another 31 to go! I'll be selling them at my Open Studio on October 8th-10th. If there's one you're interested in come to the Friday evening preview. Watch this space for future postings.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Mission Scooter

Mission Scooter. 25" x 48"

Don't these old scooters have lovely silhouettes? This painting is done in layers:
Layer 1 - Circus poster from France (Thanks Diane!);
Layer 2 - Painted copy of old hand-painted sign found in the Mission district of San Francisco;
Layer 3 - Paint applied to adjacent panels to reveal silhouette of scooter found on Harrison St.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Embarcadero on a sunny day.

Pier 26 (south side)

Pier 26 (south side)

Pier 28 (north side)
I've explored the old piers in San Francisco several times, from Fort Mason around to the Dog Patch neighborhood, but yesterday I saw some things I'd never seen before. Admittedly I walked through a couple of gates which are usually closed and that's how I got to see the harbor between piers #26 and #28. It was a sunny day and the colors of the flaking paint and decaying concrete were beautiful. A really inspirational day!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

50 x 50 - More images

More of my small paintings......

# 25 (Jenny woodcut) 6" x 6"

#50 (Shoes with stockings) 6" x 6"

# 42 (Female figure with ink) 6" x 6"

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

50 x 50 x 50

My new project is to paint 50 paintings in 50 days and have them for sale at my Open Studios (in October) for $50 each. They will all measure 6" x 6" and be on panel. Each morning when I arrive at my studio I work on a painting while I'm drinking my coffee - it's a fun way to start the day! Each painting is then placed on the grid (above) in a position determined by pulling a number out of a jar.

# 15 (tape measure)

# 4 (Alex portrait)

Panels under development.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Barbeque on Bryant

Don't ask me why but I just decided to create a Weber barbeque on one of my Mission underpaintings. I think I may call it "Barbeque on Bryant". (Photo courtesy of my talented friend Trish.)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Manhole Covers

On my way to lunch in the Mission last week I saw a collection of old manhole covers in a secure PG&E parking lot. I nipped into the lot (when a car was entering) to take these photographs. Unfortunately I had to wait 10 minutes before another vehicle entered so that I could get out! It was worth the wait though. I'd like to go in again and do some rubbings with graphite on paper.