Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Fiona Rae video

I enjoyed this, and perhaps you will, too.

I remember Fiona Rae's name from a few year's back, but hadn't looked at her work lately...
Found via Two Coats of Paint.

SF Fine Art Fair

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.)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Atelier One

A Day at the Oakland Museum

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.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

On the wall today

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.

Back to work.

Friday, May 07, 2010


...and then there were bees...

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

inspired by blooms

Every year I'm inspired by the blooming of this shrub (buddleia globosa, a version of butterfly bush) in our yard; this year I'm paying it more specific tribute.
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