Monday, October 06, 2014

Recently...

Recently, I've increased the scale on the increasingly geometric work I had been doing in water color for some time. These are 3 x 4 foot canvases.

Friday, August 22, 2014

50/50 Project, and Art Trails on the way

Just a quick update after a long absence from the blogosphere: this summer I worked on a project called 50/50: in which almost 70 artists created 50 small works in 50 days.
The show opens this evening in Pacifica at the Sanchez Art Center, and continues through September 28th.


some of the 50/50 pieces while in progress, before mounting to small panels

Thursday, October 24, 2013

up in the studio recently




Wednesday, April 24, 2013

exhibit: Shimo Center for the Arts

I currently have a show up in Sacramento, at the Shimo Center for the Arts, together with Tony Speirs & Todd Barricklow. It's a good  looking show in a lovely space, so if any of you are out that way between now and May 8th, I encourage you to check it out!  Shimo is located at 2117 28th Street, and they are open Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5. For photos from the show and opening, click here.

At left, a piece I finished shortly before the show, 22 x 30", acrylic on paper mounted on panel.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Atelier One Studio

click here to be taken to visit a photo album of what was on the walls and in the halls in my Atelier One studio, Oct. 2013.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Studio Visitors, Oct. 2012






Tuesday, June 05, 2012

photo shoot & show installation

Today I had a whole slew of paintings properly photographed, so they'll be appearing in an updated page soon.
Tomorrow, I'll be loading up paintings to install at my show  "Underlying Nature" at Crome Architecture in San Rafael:
905 Fourth street, open M-F 8:30-5.

Reception will be during Art Walk, this Friday, June 8th, 5:30-8:30. It would be great to see some of you who are in the area!

click the link above for a list of participating venues.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

'Underlying Nature'-- coming to San Rafael

I'm finishing up a batch of paintings to be hung soon at Crome Architecture in San Rafael. There'll be a reception during San Rafael's Second Friday Art Walk: June 8th, 5:30-8:30.
The location is 905 Fourth Street. Come on by if you can!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

SRJC Faculty Show -- & more!

I have a couple of large canvases up in a  faculty show at the Santa Rosa Junior College, where I teach.  It is a really beautiful space, and it is exciting to see the work displayed there, together with work by my many gifted colleagues.
left: 'Wonder', with Deborah Kirklin's paintings to the right

left: 'Twist', with Michael Loffredo constructions in the middle, and Connie Goldman on the right

 If you're in the area, the gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 10-4pm, and Saturdays, noon-4pm.
The gallery is on the ground floor of the Doyle Library. Parking & directions, here. Show continues through March 15.

AND-- this morning I dropped off the two paintings below at Qucksilver Mine Co., a lovely gallery in nearby Forestville. They will be up on the walls during the upcoming opening reception for Chris Beards' show, and through the next month & a half or so.
The reception is on Saturday,  March 3,  4—6pm, and the regular gallery hours are Thursday—Monday 11-6 (Closed Tuesday/Wednesday). Quicksilver is located at 6671 Front St. (Hwy. 116) in Forestville.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

New Year, New Work




Yup, been quite a while since we've had fresh images on here. Yet I have been painting up a storm (well, considering the holidays, and all). I began this batch of paintings just before Thanksgiving. All seen in progress, but some are in the home stretch. Still have a couple more canvases to begin, and then it'll be back to the store for more. Hope you all are rolling into a very fine new year as well.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Also Showing at...

Along with 55 other Northern California artists, I have a small piece included in the exhibition "Boxed In: Working Small" opening at the Quicksilver Mine Co. Gallery in Forestville this Saturday. The Opening Reception will be July 9th, from 4-6pm. Gallery is located at 6671 Front St. (Hwy. 116)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Something I've been up to...


I mentioned a few posts back that I was working on Bee Paintings. Well, I've continued to do so--and I've written about it over here. It feels like a convergence of my gardening and painting activities, and its a project that will continue throughout the year as bees move on to new plants for nectar & pollen as they come into bloom. If you'd care to follow along, and learn about the little critters along the way, join me at my new BeeBlog.

Of course I'll be doing other work too, and will continue to blog about it all here, sporadically, as is my way. Hope you all are well.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Studio Visits

If you're a follower of the Open Studios events in Sonoma County, you may have noticed I'm not listed in the June Catalog-- have no fear-- I'll be back on the roster in October for ArTrails!
In the meantime you have one more weekend to visit over a hundred fabulous participants in Art at the Source (I'm going to get out there some myself).

AND-- you can always come to visit me by appointment (write lisabee(at)sonic.net-- spell out the b-e-e but use the @ symbol) and Tony will be kicking off a summer-long print sale, starting this weekend (call 824-1587 if you need instructions).

Happy summer-- I think it's here now!

Friday, May 27, 2011

'The Abstract'-- show at Sandra Lee Gallery

I dropped off this painting today in San Francisco, as it was selected by the juror of the upcoming exhibition 'The Abstract' at Sandra Lee Gallery in SF. Looks like it'll be a fine show, juried by Phil Linhares of the Oakland Museum.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

bees reprise


About this time last year I painted my first round of bees. Now I'm at it again!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Whilst in L.A.: Fresh Paint






Last month, during my Spring Break from teaching, Tony & I set off for L.A.-- a trip we had long spoken of, but somehow had a hard time getting around to.

It was short, but great in many ways. We went to lots of galleries-- in Culver City, Bergamot Station, & Beverly Hills, along with visiting the Getty Center.

I was particularly happy to get to visit Fresh Paint, a gallery in Culver City I had sent some work down to in the Fall as part of a group show. Here's some of what was on the walls the day we visited (all photos taken at Fresh Paint). Tony had a good time connecting with the gallery dogs, as well!

(click to enlarge any image)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

six feet wide, with six feet tall


made with the Mandala HD app for iphone, see below.

Monday, April 11, 2011

more fun with apps...kaleidoscope version


I've been enjoying endless fascination & color palette analysis with my latest iphone app: Mandala HD, which spins out variations from any photo you take. I've been shooting areas from my paintings, and then watching what happens. What a great tool for a fabric designer, eh?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Angie Lewin, printmaker


I just discovered this artist-- Angie Lewin, predominantly a printmaker, who lives in the U.K.-- when I picked up her (beautifully designed) new book in a bookstore yesterday.
Don't know why I haven't known of her work sooner. She loves seed-pods & umbel flower forms... well, even more than I do.
Much info on her exists on the web, including her website.

Makes me think about exploring woodcuts for the first time in many a moon.
And maybe visiting England.

Click over here for photos of Queen Anne's Lace (a classic umbel) from the summer.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Their Own Page


Yup, now the portfolio of B.L.T.'s collaborative paintings can be seen over on their own blog.
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