Friday, December 5, 2008

She's a City Gal!

Well Let me tell you, this past week has been full of a variety of learning experiences. Although I know the title of this entry is a running astray, I'm no city gal. Ha...But, I will say that i feel slightly more confident riding the BART, what an experience that was, in heels i might add. So below are some photographs of the eventful weekend. My friends and I went to the de Young after thanksgiving, what better way to spend your turkey filled belly weekend than walking around the de Young and seeing YSL and Maya Linn, totally amazing. There is lots of cool art we were not allowed to take pictures of. So, you should go to the de Young and check it out.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Artful Days

It all starts with the Monterey Muesum of Art's Miniatures which is always a great event to see local and emerging artists. MMA is also showing Susan Manchester in the Monterey Now Gallery.

Painter Paul and K* standing in front of Paul's pen and ink mini. Great Job Paul!

MMA, was just a little too packed for me, so after an hour I squeezed my way out of the what seemed to be a sardine can, out into the world. Where i took this picture, of Colton Hall, California's first Constitution was drafted there in October 1849.

And away I went. I found myself at Monterey Live and listened to The Silent Comedy. Totally rad band. So I proceeded to dance my brains out with my great friend K*.

Friday was such an awesome day and I had sucha relaxing Friday night while at the Alternative Cafe listen to Ryan Bisio. It was the most perfect way to end the week.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Labor, The Land & Love of Country

This Saturday was my first group showing in Carmel Valley. I am currently showing at the Wild Heart Gallerie, 3 Pilot Rd. This show turned out very awesome. I was so excited to see such a diverse range of work. I also was excited to see a fellow member of IEA, Ruth Gooch. So this time there are TWO encaustic artist. It is always great to see the wide range of this medium which is why I think so many people love working with it. Your imagination is the only thing that stops you from what you can produce with wax. So here are a few shots of the event. The show is running until December 15th most of the work is for sell and is created by artists all over California. Thank you Wild Heart and great job. I arrived at the gallerie early and took some photos of the work before the gallerie got nice and cozy.

This was a great opportunity for studiomargo. I met cool artists from around California. After this was time to celebrate, off to Carmel Beach to get a last glimpse of the sun on this sun kissed day. Enjoy the photos. Email if you are interested in the gallerie hours.

Busy Bee. Where's the Wax?

well, where do i start, really. I have been doing real well with producing. I can thank it all to the gnomes. Without the gnomes, the studio would be in the same space. And well, right now take a gander, It feels great in there. I actually want to go in there and spew creation all over. Now, I need to invest in lights. Im getting there, all in due time. Dont tell me how to cut my carrots. Thanks Gnomes!

So, with that work came time for the beach. What a nice Marina day, the fog was setting in, and the mud was...everywhere. I had a relaxing time and here are a few shots that I hope inspire you.

And if this image above isnt a sign for the work I am creating right now, i really dont know what else is. I was just so stoked when I made the connection.

A walk back into the misty Marina sea tasting air. O' how wonderful.

So what is next you might ask. Well, I am happy to say, that what is next, is progression. Here are some photographs of my newest acrylic work. I finished the large more fall color palette this Thursday, and wow it feels great.

O man, I finished her, it feels great, now mind you, that this photo that your looking at, really, is not showing how cool it is in person. It took a long time to create because of the scale, 48" x 24" as well as the stroke i am using for this piece which the brush is, well, very small. Below are the other works in this 'Untitled Response' series. I believe it is very important to be able to show a series, and create a series. It is also very important for an artist to be multifaceted in a variety of mediums.

So with that multifaceted mumbo-jumbo, Mater hasnt been the happiest little camper. I have been so involved in my painting, that i let my tank reach an all time high salinity levels which made Mater's a-non, pretty....miserable. Sorry mater.