Showing posts from December, 2015

Another painting before the end of the year?

Here's one that I finished today. it's acrylic paint on a 24"x36" 1.5" gallery wrapped canvas.

I'm asking for $280, tax included. Shipping additional.

I have one larger painting, 30"x48", that I'm working on. It's slow going as it's the largest painting I have ever tried. I'm getting close...but I doubt I will be able to finish it by tomorrow night. The painting itself will decide when it's complete.

Update; the larger painting is NOT complete. I never should have thought that I might be able to finish it. Here's a view of it as of 8 AM today. The answer to the question  is...I am working from left to right.

An Artist

For some years now I have been receiving almost daily email updates from the artist, David Randall Tipton. He works in all mediums and he's proficient in all of them. He lives and works in Portland Oregon and his works often depict the shores. I believe he used to live and work work on the California coast; Mendocino. I shouldn't try and tell you about him; you should visit his blog and see for yourself. I visited again this morning and saw that he recently had some tragedy in his life; his mother died and his studio flooded.

And while you are there, you should get on his mailing list and see his work frequently.

Here's another...

Also forgotten in the shuffle is this 24" x 36" x 1 1/2" gallery wrapped canvas with some acrylic paint on it. Quite a bit of acrylic paint to be candid. I spent some time on it and it may have 3 or 4 paintings under what you see now. Despite the struggle, I like it. Very much. But I'm willing to sell it for $350 tax included. Shipping is extra.


For some reason, I seem to have forgotten to post a photo of one of the paintings I have for sale. I would swear that I had posted, somewhere...if not here. Oh well, I can certainly do so now.

It's an acrylic painting on  24" x 36" x 1 1/2" gallery wrapped canvas. It has a title, but only because the Art Center wants one for the upcoming show. What's the title? Give me a minute...I'll come up with one. Okay, it's "Onslow Beach 1960" and it is selling for $560 tax included, shipping will  be additional.    

Another Tuesday at the Art Center

Time to post some views from the latest Tuesday meeting.

Starting here with some acrylics from Betty

Pat is working on this watercolor

Sue with acrylic abstract

Marie with watercolors

Sue again
 Katie with watercolors

Me. I believe I'm baffled.

Are you a member?

The Chico Art Center is taking entries for the annual Members Showcase. This show will run from January 15th to February 5th. All members (in good standing) are invited to submit an application to show one (1) piece of their work; 2-D or 3-D. You should stop by the front desk and pick up a Prospectus/entry form and get ready to drop of you work on January 9th and 10th. Sadly, 2-D work is limited to 40" in any direction.

Regards the previous post...

As part of the aforementioned conversation, Gerhart Richter was mentioned and since he is one of my favorite artists, I decided to see if there were any decent videos that showed the range of his work. I found this one that you see below. It also gave me a chance to use my HTML skills which are getting rusty. Embedding code is quite easy these days. Below is a video from the Guardian website...

Art in the 21st Century

I was having an interesting discussion this morning with Marvey, about various artists. Art 21 came to my mind and I mentioned that program to her. Marvey hadn't heard of it and I thought that perhaps others hadn't heard of it as well. It's a great program that showcases artists in 10, 15 and 30 minute segments.  Here's the link to it.  \

New Post from Marvey

9x10 watercolor

Something new

During the past few years I've bought large canvas at Aaron Bros. whenever they had their three for the price of one sales. Now my task is to fill those canvas's with 'art'. Believe me, it's hard work! I've finished three so far and have four or five left.

Here's one that I'm beginning to like... 24"x36"x1 1/2" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

Marie's art work for sale

20" by 16" watercolor on toned board... $10050 percent of the price goes to support Catalyst Domestic Violence Services...

530-894-5682...for studio appointment. Small groups ok

Workspace photos

My polite nagging has paid off and I can now post some 'studio' photos from some of the other members of the Tuesday Painters. Most of us decline to call our work space a  'studio' and I agree with them. I can only jokingly call my space a studio. It's shrinking all of the time. At the present time it's a 6'x8' space in the garage with no walls to mark its boundaries. It started out as as 10'x12' space. I sometimes envy these painters with a work space in the house; even if it's a small space. At least they can be warm in the winter and cool during a heat wave.

Here's the workspace that Marie uses...

Some beautiful art comes from this small space...

Marie insists that this is her model for all of her figure studies

 Sue doesn't use models for her work. She paints spectacular seascapes and mountain lakes and fantastic abstracts as well.

This is where she paints. She says it's beginning to be a little cramped.

Here are some views …