Sunday, July 1, 2012

Purple Flower Completed

I'm a little late on updating the progress of this painting... okay, my blogging in general has sucked recently. But at long last here is the finished painting. As I stated in the last post about this painting, I wasn’t  happy with some of the background color and the acrylic in that area was beginning to feel a little heavy to me. So I used Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground, to cover the area on the right hand side of the painting. I am happy with the way the ground accepted fresh watercolor paint. I have since used the watercolor ground in other situations in other paintings and I can recommend it highly. It definitely made a difference in the outcome of this painting.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Special Event: An Evening with John Paul Thornton

"Golden Leaves"

Saturday, May 19th 7-9 pm artist John Paul Thornton will be giving a presentation at La Galeria Gitana in San Fernando on the Eastern Aesthetic and Asian Influence in Art, the theme of the current exhibit. This will be about a 40 minute art talk. Then John Paul will do an art walk around the gallery with the attendees in tow and talk about one piece of artwork from each exhibiting artist putting it into a particular aesthetic context. Seating is limited and admission is $5, so call (818) 898-7708 or email the gallery to reserve seats for the presentation. I have five paintings (including "Golden Leaves") in the exhibit which is up through June 15, 2012.

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Eastern Aesthetic: Asian Influence in Art

Upcoming exhibit at LA GALERIA GITANA April 14 to June 15, 2012. 

Opening Reception: Saturday April 14th 6-10 pm
120 N. Maclay Avenue, Suite E
San Fernando, CA 91349

(818) 898-7708

Gallery Hours
Tuesday - Saturday noon - 6pm