Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Visiting Artist Demo

    Here's some photo's from the days I spent in the classroom and on the quad last Fall, demonstrating and working long with the students.  They didn't ask many questions and I was surprised how well they set up their easels and focused on their artworks!  They enjoyed the process and I hope that I have inspired them to continue painting throughout their lives.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Plein Air Painting on the Quad

After two years of planning, it's the last week of painting and framing 
for my twenty artworks to be shown at
'Bishop's Through the Decades'...March 24, 2015 6-8pm

In previous posts of this Blog, I have uploaded all of the twenty artworks in sets of five.
 In the following posts, I will also include their final framing photo, descriptions, 
my artist statement and a technique comment.
Framing is my personal touch on every piece of art as I design them to complement each other.
Artworks 1-10 are framed in traditional 'Plein Air' wooden/gold foil frames.
Artworks 11-20  are either painted around the edges or framed in high quality wooden/gold foil frames.

The process behind each of these paintings was very rewarding and included months of research.
Shelves of yearbooks dating back to 1915, The La Jolla Historical Society and 
days exploring the campus all added up to countless ideas for my art.

I also want to thank The Bishop's School staff, Sarah Garro, Elizabeth Wepsic 
and Brian Williams who supported my quest for imagery, painting locations
and insights into the school's important history since 1909.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

'Bishop's Through the Decades' STUDIO ART: #16-20

#16: "Athletes Through Time", 18x24" Oil on Canvas, painted around the edge.

#17: "T-Day's Lost Treasures", 20x16" Oil on Canvas, painted around the edge.

#18: "May Day 1925", 24x18" Oil on Canvas, painted around the edge.

#19: "Caps In Flight", 18x24" Oil on Canvas, painted around the edge.

#20: "La Jolla Cove Charm", 12x24" Oil on Canvas, Custom Wood Frame.