Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Bicycling Art Area...

I've decided to dedicate an area to bicycling art.  It makes sense with how much I ride my bicycle (about 3,000 miles per year) that I'll have a possible abundance of art about bicycles.  You will notice a page tab at the top that says Bicycle Art; click on it and bicycling art will be revealed. Bicycle art like my latest here..
"The Green Betty"; Watercolor on 11" x 11" Cold Press Paper.

Friday, January 27, 2012

A Bit of Bike Focus...

I've been taking it easy on the painting front of late but this last week I managed to ease myself into a  couple of paintings.  May is National Bike Month.  I thought I would take the extra time to do a few bike related art in preparation of it.  I usually am in the Gallery Roll Bike Art Show in May and it might be fun to have a variety to choose from to put in the show.  So here's a watercolor and an oil I worked on this last week...
"Come On! Let's Ride!" Watercolor on 9" x 11" Paper.

"Jazzing Blue Bike" Oil on 12" x 12" Canvas
The oil I will admit was a bit of a new abstract approach for me, and I still kind of feel that it's not finished but I can't decide what else I can do to it.  I'll put it off to the side and see if something may hit me someday.  We'll see...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

No. 100 & Recap of Art Show...

"No.100 of 100 Salt Lake City Porches"; Oil on 12" x 16" Canvas
Here it is #100, I call it the "Toast of the Project".  It's my cycling buds Bee and Peter on their porch in the late summer with their dog Astra.  I wanted to do something different and special for the last porch painting and they were open to letting me take some photos of them on their porch before we had dinner one night.  The sun was starting to go down and there was a wonderful twilight back light as well as the porch light.  They're sipping champaign and being very patient as I took about 20 pictures from different angles.  Thank you Bee and Peter!

It ended up being a wonderful event with at least 75 people that came to enjoy the art, music, and food.  Here's some photos I took when I had time towards the end of the event...

During the show, I did a sign up sheet to "Vote for Your Favorite" porch painting and everyone that voted was entered into a drawing to win their choice of one of the unsold porch paintings.   The winner of the drawing is lucky  JoAnn Ekstrom.  In fact, she happened to purchase the favorite porch painting of the art show.  She's still trying to decided which painting she would like to own. 

Now for the results of the "Vote for Your Favorite" Porch Painting...
(drum roll please.....)
First Place was #87---
Oil on 8" x 10" Canvas

Second Place was #7---
Oil on 16" x 20" Canvas

Third place was a tie between
Oil on 8" x 10 " Canvas

and #30
Oil on 12" x 12" Canvas
Fourth Place was #47--
Watercolor on 10" x 14" Paper

A BIG Thank You to all who attended the event,
AND to my wonderful friends Jay & Jerry
who played their wonderful music during the event.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Art Show- This Saturday!

This Saturday
please join
in a celebration
of the diversity of
Salt Lake City’s Porches!
I've spent the past year  locating 100 unique Salt Lake City porches.  I've used watercolor and oil painting to capture these porches.  No.100 of SLC porches painting  will debut at the art show. 

Come see how the 100 series ends!   
I call it the "Toast of the Project". 
Come this Saturday and see why!  

There will be free music, beverages & food to enjoy
as you browse through the  art. 
Additional art will be on sale too! 

20% of all sales proceeds will be donated to
Salt Lake City Habitat for Humanity.  
Here's the information to come join in the FUN!!
 Saturday  January 14, 2012
2—6 PM

 235 West 2950 South
Salt Lake City, UT
Located above the offices  of Gritton & Associates
From 2:30—4:30 PM
Come Enjoy Music By... 
Os Corvos 
 Os Corvos (Portuguese translation of “The Crows”)  is a diversely talented acoustic guitar duet of Jay Kirsch and Jerry Parsons.  They perform a wide variety of musical styles including Latin, Jazz, Brazilian MPB, New Age, Flamenco, Classical, and Contemporary.