Thursday, September 29, 2011

Looking for Birds

It's been a very exciting and busy week. Art for AIDS took place Friday and it was, as usual , an incredible event. The new location in the Galleria at the San Francisco Design Center is fabulous.
Trish and I are now the proud owners of a second piece by Sonya Philip.

I also volunteered at SOMArts for ArtSpan on Sunday checking in art for the 2011 Fall Open Studios gallery exhibition. This piece is in the exhibit and the kick off party is tonight. new studio at 1890 Bryant Street is painted, cleaned and filled with art. I haven't actually moved my studio furniture - that will happen after this weekend - after Open Studios.
Come by if you're in town, Friday, 9/30 from 6pm - 10pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10/1 & 2, 11 - 6.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Crescent Street Crow

I've been trying to catch a crow on this electrical poll for years. Every Friday after the garbage trucks roll through Bernal Heights, the crows are picking through the truck's path in hopes of some juicy scraps. They pop up to this poll when cars go by and the fly back down to the street when it's clear. I usually don't have enough patience to wait too long, so catching one really means one happens to be up there when I walk by. Thus, it's taken me years to get the shot.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Vineyard Sentry

I delivered this piece to Collage Gallery for a customer who liked my work but didn't want birds. I used the fabric as the back ground and included more of the ground beneath the tree. Afterward, I found myself reminiscing about the tree shots. Now that my skills in photo shop have improved I've gone back in and worked on some of the wine country oak trees and will make one for Open Studios next weekend.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Rusty Respite

ArtSpan's Fall Open Studios is nearly here! I'll be showing at 1890 Bryant Street in Studio 311 October 1 & 2 from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm. Our Preview Party is September 30 from 7:00 - 10:00. If you're in town, come by and see over 50 incredible artists, and come up to 311 and see my new studio space! I've wanted to have a studio at 1890 Bryant for a very long time and am very excited that it's finally happening. Hope you can make it!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Holly Park Robin Visits Lynnly

Often I am surprised by the relationship between the image and the fabric after I've laid down the image. Sometimes it's too busy or two confusing - what is the image and what is the ground? In those cases, I have to scrape the image and put something else down. I originally had telephone poles and bus lines on this ground but it looked terrible. I went for the bird, and now I'm in love with this piece!