The painting I made for my friend Rodney Barney is now finished and hanging in his salon! Salon Bar-Kon is located at 1416 Boylston Ave. on Capitol Hill. This technique I call my “stained glass” look. It has many beautiful colors and interferences!
I went on a road trip to deliver a commissioned Colorstretch, and a flower painting to Chicago! And boy, let me tell you what an adventure. There was snow, ice, and gale force winds… going both ways. I went by way of the I-90 all the way to Chicago. I spent an incredible 3 full days there, packed with art, food, and architecture. Also, went up to the observation decks of two of Chicago’s tallest buildings. The views were to die for. The next day I went to the Art Institute of Chicago, I was deeply pleased to see the art I saw…there were paintings there I never thought I would see, ever! The following day I went to the Field Museum. I saw Sue, the most intact Tyrannosaurus Rex ever found, saw amazing gems and minerals, and fascinating mummies. There could be another day spent at each of the two museums. I then went off to St. Louis to hang out with my Aunt Marlene! She was an amazing host. I helped her clean out a house for her to get ready for sale, but then also was able to check out the local history. We went to Springfield and saw the Dana-Thomas House, a Frank Loyd Wright masterpiece, and also to see the The Lincoln museum, as well as Lincolns tomb. I felt so honored to be there and to read the history of America’s greatest president. We went to the St. Louis Art Museum as well as Cahokia Mounds, A World Heritage site and the largest archaeological site north of Mexico. Truly fascinating and amazing that we were able to see all these wonderful sites and art… from there I went to Denver to see a fashion exhibition of Japanese fashion from the 80’s to 90’s called Future Shock. Again I was able to see and phenomenal art and fashion. From there I went home, it was snowy on my way back and I had to take our time which was OK. I made it safe and sound traveled 5047 miles and saw tons of priceless priceless amazing works of art. I will be posting pictures over the next several days!
I am excited to have a commission for a Colorstretch painting. The colors are beautiful and earthy. The painting will be started in the next couple of days. I had to for the first time order paint through the mail! If finally came today. Attached photos are of a test palette board. More will be posted soon…. The pictures below are of the test palette board!
We picked them up from Golden Beetle Saturday, and they sure need a cleaning!!! The name of them “Textured Tryptic”, was a huge undertaking that I did for my friend. But it got me to create something fantastic! Three, 36″ x 48″, for a total of 36 sq ft. There are over 120 separate sections that make up the three. They will be featured for the first time outside of Golden Beetle at my open house the 1st Sunday in December. Pictures to come in a couple of days!