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I was happy to have my painting "Boosktore Flowers" juried into the
recent California Art Club show in Altadena, CA.
The painting is part of the "City Lights" show. I drove to Altadena to
turn in my work and while there was fortunate enough to
get to see a lot of the pieces tunred in by other members of CAC and
I'll tell you there is some absolutely gorgeous work in this show!
If you live near Pasadena/Altadena, CA you should try and stop in to
see this show. You can go anytime to see the work at the beautiful
Altadena Town & Country Club.
Altadena Town & Country Club, 2290 Country Club Drive, Altadena, CA.
Call 626-583-9009 for any additional info
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I am very happy to annouce that I am part of a 6 - Artist group show
that will be held at the Elverhoj Museum of History and Art.
The "View From Here" is a great show of 6 local artists presenting
their interpretations of the scenes here in the Santa Ynez Valley.
has their own unique style in their work and it is always interesting
to see how dynamic similar scenes can be.
The Elverhoj Museum is located in Solvang, CA. A special artists
reception will be held on Saturday, Feb 2 from 4-6 pm.
Also, I will be participating in an Artists Panel Discussion on
Saturday, March 2nd from 4-5 pm so please come by!
Elverhoj Museum of History & Art - 1624 Elverhoy Way
Call 805- 686-1211
Or Click Here for additional
I am a member of Plein Air Artists
of the Central Coast
and we will be having our first group show at
Divine Inspiration Gallery
in Santa Barbara in April. PACC is a wonderful group of very talented,
and somewhat local, artists. I say that because
we have members that live from Santa Maria down to Santa Barbara. We
meet once a month to have an informal
group paintout which is always fun. If you are in the Santa Barbara
area on Thursday April 4th come in to the show reception.
Plein Air Painters of the Central Coast
Our Studio Tour was held a month early this year. Having it in October
will be a permanent thing now so make
yourself available next October. In preperation for this years ST I
decided I wanted to show a large painting that
I had finished earlier in the year. The problem was I didn't have a
frame for it so I decided to make an oak floater frame.
A floater frame makes a painting appear to not be connected to the
frame at all and seems to "float" within the frame itself.
I have made these frames before but never in a 4 foot x 5 foot size.
Turned out to be lots of fun working on it.
I buy the rawstock lumber from a lumberyard here in town. After cutting
it down to size I make all of the final cuts, nail
it together, sand and then have the fun of applying the stain and
final wax coat to preserve the wood. I love woodworking
but am by far no professional at it. Small projects like frames are
lots of fun for me and gets me out of the studio for a
while. The frame and painting received a lot of good comments on the
tour so I was really happy with it.
UPDATE......After my deployment aboard the Coast Guard Cutter,
USCGC Stratton, in December 2011
my job was to create paintings of the ship and crew. These paintings
would be juried at the Salmagundi Club
in NY for possible inclusion into the 2013 Coast Guard Art Collection.
I created 5 paintings to submit to
the Coast Guard and 4 paintings have been juried into the 2013
I can't thank the Coast Guard enough for my being asked to go aboard
ship to on it's way to Alameda and
gather my own reference photos to create these paintings. It was the
chance of a lifetime.
Here is one of the paintings I framed up while drying here in the
studio just to see how it would look framed
Pretty darned cool looking if you ask me but then I'm prejudiced
Ron has just published his book
"An Artistic Journey, First
Impressions". This book has many images painted
from the last 6 years. 78 pages of paintings, paintings in progress,
photographs and some background information
of some of the paintings. Click on the image below to see a preview of