Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Dog sitting in NYC

Ann and I spent a long weekend dog sitting our friend Snooze (a.k.a. Licker). Here's a picture of the little guy. Between our doodies we had time to enjoy the sights and sounds and smells of the city. An inspirational highpoint was the Guggenheim. It's currently having a fascinating exhibition of contemporary photography, video, and performance. The permanent collection is equally nice with the Picassos and impressionists' works.

Here's a link http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/exhibitions

Monday, June 14, 2010

Plein air

I attended a plein air workshop conducted by Kim Weineck at Gallery 9 in Norwood and it was a lot of fun. It was also another fine learning opportunity and Kim did an excellent job. There were familiar faces there including my wife, Ann Gorbett, the famous palette knife painter. I felt like a real painter out there in the elements and all that. I painted in oils this time and this is the result which I'm happy with (I couldn't find any apples in my search for subject matter). I'd still like to finish it up a little in the studio but thought I'd get it posted while it's still fairly fresh.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Polo and Ann's opening

Our opening last night at Gallery 9 /Custom Art Framing was a fun success. Lots of friends, family (my sister saw me in the live video stream set-up). and art oficionados. This is one of twelve paintings, titled "Sonny and Cher", from the apple series displayed. I'd like to thank  Julie and Kim for putting the show together.The show is through the month of June.