Friday, April 26, 2013

Solo exhibit highlights

"Harmonia," acrylic on canvas, 36" x 48"

"Otello," acrylic on canvas, 24" x 18"
These large flower paintings are part of my current solo exhibit at CR Framing and Gallery in Brentwood. In this series I challenged myself to simplify and stylize the complex flower shapes, zooming in and cropping for dramatic design.  I love the beautiful clusters of tiny shapes in the centers of the flowers and the lacy, radiating pattern of negative spaces.  For harmony I limited my colors to a rich, cool palette.

If you haven't been to my show, please check it out!  It's a large collection of my oil, acrylic and pastel paintings with subjects ranging from landscapes and cityscapes to tools, trucks, toys and flowers. The exhibit runs through May 16 at CR Framing and Gallery, 700 Harvest Park Drive in Brentwood, California.  The gallery is open Monday through Friday 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday 10 am to 3 pm.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Froggy in the spotlight

"Froggy Steps Out," acrylic on canvas, 20" x 16"

Here's a new one in my series of vintage toys.  This cute guy is a Rempel rubber squeak-toy from the 1950's or so.  I just love his perky personality and jaunty pose!