September 6, 2011

"The Bishop Canal" 20x16 Pastel. This Years Los Olivos Quick Draw Painting

Greetings. I recently participated in the Annual Los Olivos Quick Draw. The Quick Draw is an event where each artist is given an hour to complete a painting, drawing or sculpture. Immediately following, when the hour has passed, each piece is then displayed at a live auction. Although I certainly do not consider myself a fast painter, this intense and exciting event has me coming back every year. This years event was expanded to include an exhibition of paintings for each participating artist at a nearby location. I am pleased to say that sales were good for me. I am hoping to put together a short video that shows me working as well as the live auction of my painting.

On another note. For the past 2 months I have been working on a major remodel of my studio. I have been doing all the work myself and although it has been exhausting and very challenging at times, it is very rewarding to see the progress. For those who were wondering, this is why there has been such a lack of posting and emails these past several weeks. When time allows, I am planning to put together a brief slide show of the process. I hope you are all well. Thanks for stopping by.