Friday, June 12, 2015

Oak Cliff Speedbump Art Tour

The annual Oak Cliff Speedbump Art Tour came around again this year, always a fun event. Below are some of the photos of my stop on the tour.

These are acrylic on found wood bowls, each 6 inches diameter.

These are laser prints with watercolor on watercolor paper.

Ink and watercolor drawings on 300 lb Arches Watercolor paper.

Some of the friendly visitors; the gentleman third from the top had a great shirt.
Thanks to everyone who came by and to Brian Scott and Brian Jones for organizing the tour again this year.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

"Icons of the West"

"Jackrabbit Peak" (24 by 12 inches, acrylic on canvas) will be included in the juried show "Icons of the West" at the Dana Gallery in Missoula, Montana, opening Friday May 15 and continuing until June 15.

More about the show at this link.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

"Artist of Note"

I'm included in the May issue of Southwest Art magazine as an "Artist of Note". Here's a link to the story and below is what the page looks like.
My thanks to the folks at Southwest Art for the attention.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Dallas Art Fair

Dallas has an annual art fair that attracts galleries from around the U.S. and the world. Ro2 Art, my home gallery, has had a booth in it the last two years, and this time my work was included, since I joined them this year.

Below are photos I took while visiting the Fair. Some are my wall at the Ro2 booth and some are pieces that caught my attention. If I know the artist I've listed the names, if not I haven't. Apologies to anyone overlooked.

Here I am with the paintings...

...and here are the paintings without me.

This is "Elizabeth Barrett Browning", which I'm happy to report sold at the Fair.

I enjoyed seeing this piece, by one of my favorite painters, Wolf Kahn.

I don't know who did this, but I enjoyed the Velazquez reference.

This beautiful portrait is by an artist also unfortunately unknown to me. I should take better notes.

I loved this painting of hikers, "Walkers on Ladle Hill" by Benjamin Senior.

I don't know who did this, but I think I see a rooster in there.

Again, I don't know the artist, but I do like the painting.


Some small but amazing urban landscapes by Rod Penner.

I also liked the minimalist landscape paintings by Gregory Botts.

And finally, this unfortunately out of focus piece by Ro2 gallery mate Erica Stephens. My photography is often found wanting, but I wanted to included it anyway.

Thanks to Ro2 Art for including me in this year's Fair.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Busy days.

I haven't been here in awhile and part of that is because of many things have been happening. Here are some of them.

This piece is called "Hill Country Oriole" and it's acrylic on panel, 8 by 10 inches.

I painted it as a trade for this beautiful and amazing wooden bowl created by woodsman Danny Kamerath, former graphic designer and now worker in wood living in Kerrville, Texas.

I added the rock at Danny's suggestion to, as he put it, "complete the piece".

Below are a couple of other recent paintings. "Cool River", acrylic/canvas, 14 by 18 inches, is at Tracy Miller Gallery in Manitou Springs, Colorado.
Below it is "Jackrabbit Peak", acrylic/canvas, 24 by 12 inches. It's future is yet to be determined.

Finally, the Dallas Art Fair is happening this weekend. This link shows the work being shown in the booth of my new Dallas home gallery, Ro2 Art. I'll be reporting from the scene probably Saturday. When I'll write about it here is anybody's guess.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Who's Afraid of Chuck and George?

...You may ask. No one should be, since Brian Jones and Brian Scott, collectively "Chuck and George", create no danger, only delights for the eye and intellect. Their observations on their environment and everyday life take a turn toward the fanciful and have brought them considerable and well deserved attention.

CentralTrak, the University of Texas at Dallas Artist Residency space, devoted part of its area to a show celebrating all things Chuck and George through the eyes of their fellow artists and friends. I was honored to be invited to be a part of the show.

The opening happened Friday, February 13 and will continue through a couple of months at least. Below is my contribution and below that are photos of the event and some of the other works I was able to get a record of, with my often poor photography. But hey, it was just one of those nights.

"Chuck (Brian) George"
8 by 16 inches, acrylic on two panels.

And here it is paired with a beautiful Mark Ross painting.

A favorite by Erica Stephens. Those are real teeth on the encroaching monster. While I've never seen anything like that at the Brians' house, I have no doubt it could appear at any minute. I'm sure it would be gentle, but monstrous nevertheless.

A beautifully crafted cut paper piece from Gretchen Goetz.

Disturbingly cuddly Chuck and George dolls by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith.

Tina Trachtenburg of "The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players".

A great Bruce Lee Webb piece.

A fun Ken Craft watercolor narrative.

The Amazing Hancock Brothers.

Tom Sale provided some signature Pinky Diablo skeleton watercolors.

One of my selfies with friends John Slate and guest of honor Brian Scott.

Another selfie with friends John Reitzer-Smith, Milton Morris, a young lady I don't think I have the pleasure of knowing and on the far right friend and guest of honor number two, Brian Jones.

A shot down the hall with the enthusiastic crowd.

The outside window of CentralTrak showcases two Chuck and George heads.

And finally, CentralTrak honcho Heyd Fontenot gives Brian Jones a well deserved sternum massage.