Art Farm Gala 2022

Art Farm opening reception will be held September 14 at the Barn Gallery in Woodland. I had submitted two paintings for the exhibit. “Sunflower Field at Elkhorn Ranch” was submitted for the nonjuried exhibit. “Hidden” accepted into the juried silent auction exhibit. This year juror is Kurt Fishback, Sacramento photographer.

Sunflower Field at Elkhorn Ranch, 8 x 10 inches oil on canvas
Hidden, 8 x 10 inches oil on canvas

Pence Art Auction

The Pence Art Auction is starting their online bidding today and ends September 24th. The gala is held that night from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. It’s fundraiser for the Pence Gallery. I had submitted my painting of grapefruit and avocado halves that I had painted a few years ago and now needs a new home.

The Pence Gallery is located in Davis at 212 D Street. They are open on Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 am through 5:00 pm.

Avocado and Grapefruits Halves, 2018, 8 x 8 inches oil on stretched canvas

Across the Field

Across the Field, 8 x 10 inches oil on canvas panel

Across the field is a home nestled among the trees.

The challenge in this painting is to create a different layer of texture and atmospheric perspective despite the high value. The values shifts were very subtle. It somewhat successful…but next time.

Painting on location

These two paintings started on location and finished up in the studio. In the “Red Flowers by the Amtrak Station” the colors of the flowers matching the color of the train station caught my eye. The “Summer Reflection” is the completed painting of the study that I had posted earlier. Both of these are available for purchase in my Etsy shop.

Three of a kind

Last year I had done 25 paintings of fruits in cold wax and oils for an exhibit in Sacramento. The three below paintings were further exploration using cold wax and oils. I love the textural quality that it produces. Somehow I feel I can be more abstract.

These paintings are available for purchase in my Etsy shop.