Monday, November 28, 2011

Winter Show 17th Ave Studios :: Santa Cruz

December 4th from 11am to 5pm the 17th Ave Studios will be showing their newest work. I just happen to have a new studio there and I will be showing my newest robot paintings along side some of my encaustic sea creatures. We each get a 6ft space to do what we please. So come on into Live Oak in Santa Cruz County get your fill of Margo and the robots. Don't forget to check out, Soquel and Morriessy, the home of 'Robot Love'!
 Here is my work in progress with the new, "Best Friends" completed in the 17th. Below is the finished painting, 12x16in.

Below is another sailing painting. The last one went so fast and so did the first round of prints. So, here is a different one. I just completed a small painting with a robot and a giraffebot in a sail boat. It is so sweet. These little paintings have morphed into something all their own. I paint them from my life experiences. I paint them because they want to live.

See you December 4th at the 17th!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Same Sun

Sofia and Hennessy, who we have been following, have finished their first public art piece and I was lucky enough to have been there for the 'unveiling' of the mural. The appreciation ceremony that Sofia and Hennessy put together was as warm as the, sun shining down on us that day. My photos dont  give this piece the space it needs to shine, so check out the sites below to get the full vision of the piece. I am so happy and proud of Sofia and Hennessy and the City of Davis! Way to go! Public Art connects community, opens up a dialogue and improves the visual landscape. This water tank, "Same Sun" does all of that and  you learn some Latin along the way.

Yes, a small, yet big, cake of the water tank.

These two muralists made it on to the Lost At E Minor website:

If you are every traveling in Northern California and find your way in Davis, CA, go to Mace Blvd, and check it out!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Rogelio Manzo :: New Work

Rogelio Manzo is showing his new work at the Skinner Howard Gallery in Sacramento, CA. Rogelio has been working non stop since we last caught up with him in the studio visit. While I was at the opening I could not keep my eyes off of these two particular paintings. I am so intrigued by these two women. I love their fashion, their pose, their body language. These pictures obviously don't do them justice, this work is bone chilling and strong. One of the women seems like the life of the party and I want to know more about her but maybe I just love that little peek into her cleavage which seems to be oozing self confidence and sexuality.

Knowing that Rogelio has been painting non stop, working on shows across the globe I couldn't help to wonder if all the constant painting would cause for unimpressive work. Much to my delight it is the opposite. Not only does Rogelio bring a consistently strong color palette and satisfying brush work throughout the show, but he starts to give us more of a view. Hand gestures and more torso are creeping into this new work. Along with the physical "more" to see, Rogelio uses different fabric that is eye catching and full of fashion while layering and layering, never muddying up his surface. Maybe it is his mixture of clean lines, painterly brush work and fashion are really what is making me hot, not just the peek-a-boo cleavage.

One of Rogelio's largest paintings has perfectly paired a mustard yellow with a muted blue (shown above) which has a great amount of depth.  Rogelio's 8x10in paintings start at $1500.00. Rogelio's gallery information is listed here at his website: