Thursday, June 23, 2011


Tomorrow is my birthday, again, and I thought I would post my painting "Cakes".  This painting is at my gallery in San Francisco; Modernism.  The background is once again a Wayne Thiebaud painting.  I love his paintings and his paint quality, especially his cakes and pies as subjects!  It is always a joy to attempt to replicate one of his beautiful paintings!
It has been 2 years since I started this blog, and while I find I don't post that often, it is often cathartic to write what I am thinking in my day to day as an artist. 

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Newest painting!

Once again I always try to hold things offline right after I finish them, especially before a show, but since I don't have a show date yet, I thought I should post something new.  The painting in the background is by another of my favorite artists; Robert Cottingham, called "Rising Star".  I have named my painting "Rising Stars" because my model Laura is young and beautiful, and also a rising star.  I love the way the star is placed behind her, and I love adding text to a painting.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

NYC and PA

I just got back from a trip to NYC and PA, and it was a wonderful trip!  In NY I saw most of the tourist spots I wanted to see, and went to the MOMA and many galleries in Chelsea.  I saw a lot of wonderful art! PA is a beautiful part of the country, very green and "woodsy".  Very different from the west. We went to my brother's daughter's wedding in Williamsport, PA, and it couldn't have been more perfect!
I have decided that every family should have a wedding every five years or so, because there is nothing better than seeing little children, young adults, and older adults all dancing on the dance floor to the music of Rihanna, JLo, and Britney Spears, with a little Bruce Springsteen and Journey thrown in towards the end.