Sam's, 36 x 36 inches, oil on linen
Not that I need to explain myself for posting again so soon after the last one (I do feel a little guilty when I neglect this blog), but I want to let you know that I will be in an upcoming three-man exhibition at the Christopher Hill Gallery in Healdsburg, CA.
I am going to be showing with two very talented painters, James Kroner, and Nobuhito Tanaka - both of whom paint some great cityscapes. I think our styles will look awesome together.
I have been working on pieces for this show for the past several months. I had some doubts along the way whether I'd be able to come up with enough worthy pieces by the deadline, but it looks like I'm going to make it (whew~).
Pale Blue San Francisco, 16 x 12 inches, oil on linen
The show opens on Saturday, October 10th, and there will be a second-day reception on the 11th as well. If you're in Northern California, please come to the opening! I think this is going to be a really, really cool show!
Three for Lunch, 12 x 12 inches, oil on linen
I have both cityscapes and figurative works for this show. With this group of paintings, I pushed further into abstraction and self expression, and I feel very good about the result. In fact I wouldn't mind keeping some of these for myself, but alas, I promised 15 pieces, so I'm going to deliver all of them.
Memories Return, 20 x 16 inches, oil on linen
Like this one, Memories Return. I freaking love this painting. I hope it goes to someone who loves it as much as I do and not buy it just because it matches their couch or something. The title, Memories Return, is a reference to Thelonious Monk's timeless ballad, Round Midnight. I was listening to it while painting this and I believe it really influenced the outcome of the painting. Listen to Miles' version and you tell me.
Blues for Cello, 16 x 12 inches, oil on linen
Healdsburg is a really quaint little town in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country, and the gallery is a beautiful space right in the middle of town.
If you're in Northern California, and are looking for something to do on the weekend of October 10th, why not come out to Healdsburg and enjoy some art and wine? Make a weekend out of it!
Christopher Hill Gallery
326 Healdsburg Avenue
'Hope to see you there!!