Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Alamosa Artwalk 2013

All sorts of arts will blossom in Alamosa this Friday and Saturday, June 21-22. My paintings will be on display at Wild Roses on Main Street in the Antiques side front window. Might even try a little painting between 11 am and 2 pm. This art created around town and a few other paintings will be on display.

Front Yard Aspen, water media, 11 x 8.5

VFW Post 899, Alamosa, water media, 11 x 11

Sacred Heart, water media, 10 x 8

Cole Park + City Hall, water media, 5 x 7

Ready to Jump, water media, 5 x 7

The first four were created (at least partially) on location last summer (en plein air) using both drawing and painting materials and methods. The cat showed up late last fall and spent some time hanging out in the neighborhood. A savvy fellow.

Monday, March 21, 2011



"Morning Light"

SQUARE Show at Milagros

It's spring here in the mountains, and I am part of a wonderful show of more than 90 small paintings at Milagros Coffeehouse in Alamosa for March and April. Twenty percent of show sales will benefit La Puente and other local nonprofits.

The SQUARE Show came to life after much experimentation with the square format during Coni Grant's Adult Painting Classes over more than a year. Nine students and former students are in the show. All images are perfectly square, many only 6" x 6".

I like the small square format very much. I find it elegant and intimately accessible to the viewer. I use it on a canvas board which is defined by edge of frame. And I use it on museum board where the naturally ragged painting edge may show inside a mat opening. A matted image is generally presented under glass, but I am also developing beautiful ways to mat and frame without glass which gives a softer presentation. A few of my show entries are posted above.