Thursday, July 8, 2010

Getting into Mischief...


Cockamamie Cockatoo, 6" x 6"


Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, 6" x 4"

The past week has been good for my spirits -- the six little paintings shown here will be hanging in an upcoming show at Studio Gallery, a San Francisco gallery that features Bay Area artists. A friend who has been included in several recent shows there suggested I contact them and also put in a good word about my work. So after email and phone conversations with the owner, I drove up last Friday with just over a dozen pieces and she chose these six for the "Mischief" show. It runs from July 21 to August 15, with a reception on July 25. The gallery is a good fit for my work and I really like the owner, so I'm hoping that she'll want to show more of my work in future shows.


Watch the Birdie, 8" x 8"


Quackeroonies #2, 6" x 8"


"Quackeroonies #2" will have the additional honor of being included in the 2011 Daniel Smith Catalog. I know very little more than that, but I'll keep you all in the loop if more news comes my way.


Dippy Duck #2, 8" x 8"


Colonel Mustard, 6" x 6"


Otherwise, I've been keeping busy with painting and gardening. Our garden is definitely a case of "bloom where you're planted." We have about an 18-inch strip of workable garden space along a very long driveway -- otherwise the yard is too shady for much in the way of flowering plants. We've packed in perennial morning glory vines, gaillardia, roses, salvia, lavender, shasta daisy, coneflower, and assorted filler flowers as well as numerous hanging geraniums. One of these days, I'll share some of the pix I've taken.

Señor Terremoto and I also took a daytrip last week to the Luther Burbank Gardens, a couple of hours north of us, so I could take more resource photos for cactus paintings. It's not a huge garden, but it has some unusual plants. I'll share some of the photos from that trip in another post.

18 comments:

  1. Good luck with the show. I'm sure you'll do well. I love your little Colorful Critters

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  2. Thanks, K.!! Appreciate the support!!

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  3. Kathleen BallardJuly 9, 2010 at 9:08 AM

    Good for you! Congratulations! We will be up in S.F. but are returning two days before your show at the gallery. Would have loved to seen your work up!

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  4. Chris - that's very exciting. Congratulations on the show and the Daniel Smith Catalog. These paintings are great and very cute

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  5. Thanks, Kathleen!! Sorry you're going to miss the show.

    Thanks for the cheers and compliments, Michelle!!

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  6. Yay!!! Proof that good things DO come to good artists. Both the Mischief show and the Daniel Smith listing are well deserved. An outstanding set of colorful, playful 'tweets'.

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  7. Good luck on the show - and congrats on being a featured painter in the DS catalog - wow, I'm impressed and honored to know so many great artists!

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  8. Congrats on the show! Can't wait to hear how the little ones got into and out of mischief along the way :)

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  9. Thanks, R., Deb, and Rhonda!! It's nice to have my efforts come to a happy conclusion occasionally!! And thanks for your continuing encouragement!!

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  10. Those are so great and congrats for being included in the show! I never thought of painting children's toys!

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  11. Thank goodness for Senior Teremoto! I can go see your show when I get back from Texas! Woo Hoo!

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  12. Thanks, Pauline!! Glad you like these little critters!

    I'll be pleased if you can see the show and gallery, Guy!! Glad to see you're having a grand time on your Grand Tour!! The mini video clips you and Joyce have been posting are just exactly my kind of goofy fun!!

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  13. What fun paintings, Chris!

    The second one is so cute!

    -Dean

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  14. Thanks, Dean!! That little bluebird is one adorable little critter -- glad you like it!!

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  15. Congrats! I'll have to check out the show. It looks like a of fun.

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  16. It IS a lot of fun, Michael!! And the gallery has a good vibe too. She runs several theme shows each year (the landscape one just ended) and invites a lot of people in who aren't in her regular group of artists, so it's quite a lively mix. Hope you have a chance to get over to see it.

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  17. My Daniel Smith catalog arrived the other day & glancing through it your painting jumped out. It looks great. Good job!

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  18. Thanks, Mary Kay!! Glad you like it.

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