Thursday, August 25, 2011

One Man (and One Woman) Show

The nice folks at Pavé Fine Jewelry in downtown Bend (on the corner of Bond and Minnesota), have graciously invited my wife Gabrielle Taylor and I to display some of our work and be on hand for the October First Friday Art Walk!  She and I thought it might be fun to do a show together.  Gabrielle is a jewelry artist creating beautiful work in silver metal clay and quality gemstones, whose work has been represented by Pavé for some time.  Having never shown my watercolors before, I thought this would be a great opportunity to give it a try!  Please stop in and say hi during the First Friday event, Oct. 7, or throughout the rest of the month and take a look at our art!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Golden Bicycle

La Bicyclette d'Or, 14 1/2" x 17 1/2"

This was a scene from the farmhouse where we stayed near Mouleydier, in the Dordogne region in France. I thought it was a rather quintessentially European country image with the bicycle, flowers and rustic building. I also enjoyed the concentration of golden hues and felt that it had a warm, summery feel to it. One of the great things about painting from my travel photos is that I get to re-experience the ambience of those wonderful places!