Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New Temporary Home for Nooks & Crannies Series

A group of my paintings across the hall from the rest of the exhibit.

Welcome to "Nooks & Crannies" at the Tucson International Airport Lower Level Gallery. I'm proud to have my work shown with the drawings of Rhod Lauffer, Tucson artist.

Here I am, taking a closer look at one of Rhod's interpretations of "Nooks & Crannies". His drawings are beautifully rendered in graphite.

A view of five of my paintings.

Four more paintings.

Another view, with Rhod's drawings, too.

Thank you to Jim for taking the photos. The show will be up until December 10.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Captivated by the Reflections

Painting in progress

I took a bunch of snapshots of rowboats at a dock at Pinnacle State Park, in Utah (on US Route 89) this past summer and am only now starting to work with them. I love to paint reflections, any kind of reflections. In fact, I remember trying to capture the edges of a dock and water reflections in a painting when I lived in Santa Barbara and was taking my first studio art classes. Painting something like this turned out to be way beyond what I was capable of at the time (okay, it was 30+ years ago). Way more than 10,000 hours of practice later, I'm still finding the process challenging!

A detail of a painting in progress.

An overview of the same painting

The two paintings, waiting for me to get back to work, as soon as I've posted this blog!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tucson Airport Reflection Painting at Tucson Int'l Airport

A few paintings resting before installation takes place.

A few days ago, 16 of my Nooks & Crannies series of paintings made their way via our intrepid Honda Element to Tucson International Airport.

More paintings.

My work is being shown with Rhod Lauffer. He had already dropped his drawings off, so I didn't have the opportunity to meet him. The trolley on the left has Rhod Lauffer's work stacked on it, ready for installation. His website shows some of his wonderful paintings. You'll just have to come to the show to see his drawings of airport/airline related Nooks & Crannies.

Yet another view of the gallery space.

It was fun to see the Tucson Airport Reflection painting in the gallery space since the painting was created especially for this exhibit.

The exhibit is located on the lower level of the airport will be up until December 11. I'm anxious to drive back down there to see how the work looks on the walls!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Living in Oracle for a year and a half makes us virtual newcomers. We have found this to be a welcoming place. In particular, the artists here (and there is quite an artist community for such a tiny town) have been generous and welcoming.

One of our favorite regular activities in Oracle is to visit the Triangle L Ranch on Saturday mornings to enjoy the local farmer's market. You never know what you might find there; friends, interesting veggies, live music.

In addition to the usual Saturday activities, the annual Glow art festival at the Triangle L is a must see and do. A labor of love by volunteers in the community, orchestrated by Sharon Holnback owner of the Triangle L, Glow takes place on the first full moon (around late September or October) in the Fall.

Jim has been doing some video using his super dooper Canon 5D Mark II, and has been experimenting with sound. In fact, he's taking a class at Pima Community College on incorporating sound into video. Glow was the perfect place for him to bring his equipment and have some fun experimenting. Now you can have fun watching his 6 minute video. And keep an eye out for Glow next fall. It's well worth the visit!