Sunday, September 27, 2009

This is my entry for the Blues Show

The Love Song Artist Community is hosting a Blues Art Show. In order to qualify the painting must depict Blues performers or have the color blue in it. The show dates October 9 (Friday) 6:00 to 9:00 pm October 10 (Saturday) 3:00 to 6:00 pm
Local musician Steve Ono will be performing on Friday evening at 7:00 Love Song Artist Community site at 263 N. Cedar Ave. Fresno. Limited off street parking provided!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I Just Twitter....

My daughter convinced me to take the plunge and get a twitter account. You can now follow my occasional twitter updates at but I suggest you follow because I have decided to give away some of my paintings via twitter and blog contests.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Dont Step On My Blue Suede Shoes

Went into the studio yesterday and turned on radio. Elvis was on sining Blue Suede Shoes. Also in the spirit of Elvis's hits, I had to add a red hound dog to the piece. What do you think?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

WeekEnd Painting

i love to paint --they come from within my soul

I normally don't write too much detail about each piece but I do want to draw everyone's attention to the small details and essentially what I like to call "mini paintings" in each piece. There are several elements within each painting, it is not just one central focus. I like to think that the smaller elements add to the center and they all play off of each other.


Monday, September 7, 2009

Stop--Why play Cat and Mouse

Just finish it yesterday ( sat. ) its done on plywood 24 x 30 used acrylic and latex paint. What do you think about it?


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Art Hop

For the past year I have been attending Fresno's Monthly Art Hop. With the mission to "enhance people's lives through art," Art Hop is an event that one should not miss out on. Featuring over 60 art venues in Fresno, Art Hop is a great way to spend the evening. Please visit their website for more information

Now onto some pictures from the Sept 3rd Art Hop.

We made a quick stop at Richard Silva's studio. If you haven't had a chance to stop by, you definitely should. His work is incredible and one of my biggest inspirations and has offered me so much guidance.

This is a picture of me looking at a portrait of Chris M. Sorensen, a well known artist from Fresno, CA. His work is truly amazing.

Started visting studios at 5 pm till 9 pm . The weather was nice the only thing wrong is we ran out of time. Our last stop was at Studio 74 had to see Hida Vandergriff work. I had a great evening with a lot of art and wine. Remember don't drink and drive, it is a great idea to car pool and have a designated driver.

Woman with Apples

Look at my new piece titled Woman with Apples. What do you think?

I really like how the apples turned out. She has some sadness in her eyes, but I think it gave her more dimension in the piece. Her cheeks are red because I was looking at my garden that has just sprouted some tomatoes.