On Sunday I visited the SF Fine Art Fair-- I guess it was the first one in 10 years-- apparently I hadn't been paying attention. What a great opportunity to see an overwhelming quantity of art in one place.
I was charged with coming home with documentation for a few poor souls who couldn't join me, so here, in no particular order, and sans attribution as to artist or gallery (overwhelming, people!): a boatload of art.
And if you click on the images, they will enlarge, so as to become truly visible. It sounds like it was considered a success, so hopefully it won't be so long til we have this chance again.
(And if that's not enough, more photos & commentary can be found over here, where Alan Baumberger does us all a great service by posting photos of shows as they open in S.F.)
As you may well have heard, after being closed for renovations many months, the newly re-furbished Oakland Museum is now open for business. (well, the Art & History levels anyway, Natural History is still to come).
I checked it out with Wendy (hiding behind Pollock's head, below) on a beautiful Friday recently-- which also allowed me to see the early end of Art Murmur.
Here, some somewhat blurry (cameras, but no flash, allowed) juxtapositions.
This painting is the latest to fall prey to my theme of ongoing revision. It's been 'paused' for... oh, almost a year, but I always knew it wasn't quite done. Recently I started work on it again.
One of the interesting benefits of posting images online here-- it's like getting a LOT of distance from the painting. I can quickly see problems that I hadn't quite identified while standing in front of it in the studio.