Friday, December 30, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Lovely mountain town, normally totally snowed in at this time of the year, but not this year. Very little snow, yet Silver Lake nearby is frozen enough that we went ice-skating on the lake this morning. It was fun!
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Early Training, watercolor, 7x5, available. My granddaughter Marina and her friend were looking at shoes at a store in Marbella last summer, and I took several photographs. I later used them to paint some small watercolors and a couple of oils on canvas. This is one of the watercolors. Marbella is a high class summer resort in the south of Spain, with nice beaches, lovely shops, and a white marble esplanade between the main beach and the quaint old town shopping area, with about ten original Salvador Dali sculptures. Expensive and beautiful town to visit.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Georgia O'Keefe said: "Painting is not good, unless it is good in an abstract sense."
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Like the watercolor posted yesterday, this one was also painted alla prima, plein air in Marseille (France) this past October.
Joan Miro's exhibition in Baden-Baden (Germany) in 2010, had many pieces of his theme: women, stars, and birds. I also saw two series of "slow paintings" and some "spontaneous paintings" as he called them. It was a wonderful show! And the city of Baden-Baden itself is a garden of delights!
Monday, December 19, 2011
Si quieres leer este blog en espanol:
1. Cliquear a la derecha, aparece una caja de dialogo.
2. Cliquear en "translate this page to English" dentro de la caja. Aparece una barra arriba de la pantalla.
3. Cliquear en la barra de arriba, que quieres traducir del ingles al....puedes elegir cualquier idioma que quieras, incluido espanol.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
This painting is one of the four paintings I present in the show: THIS MUST BE HEAVEN, at the La Jolla Art Association Gallery, from December 19th -31st. Reception is Wednesday, December 21st, 6:00-8:30 pm. La Jolla Art Gallery is at 8100 Paseo del Ocaso, La Jolla, California. Come one and all! You are lovingly invited!!
THE ARTIST IS NOTHING WITHOUT THE GIFT. THE GIFT IS NOTHING WITHOUT THE WORK.---- Emile Zola.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Today my son sent me a beautiful quotation I'd like to share with you all: "Don't ask what the world needs; ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive." theologian Howard Thurman.--- Painting makes me come alive...
Friday, December 16, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
California is the state of the golden poppies, and sometime in April every year "the hills are alive" with these poppies. This painting will be in exhibition at the La Jolla Art Gallery in San Diego, California, starting next Monday December 19th till the end of the month and year in the exhibit: THIS MUST BE HEAVEN. The reception will be on Wednesday, December 21st, 6:00-8:30pm. You are invited!!
Dans Google Chrome, de lire mon blog dans une autre langue:
1. Faites un clic droit ------- une boîte apparaît
2 Cliquez sur "Traduire cette page à ..."---- une boîte de dialogue. apparaît en haut de votre écran
3. Cliquez sur la langue désirée que vous voulez traduire --- magique!
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Balboa Park, in the city of San Diego, California, is the "largest urban park in the world" I read this morning at the San Diego History Museum. Size matters, I know, but beauty matters more, and Balboa Park is beautiful! My little watercolor from a few years ago, painted on location at the main fountain in front of the Museum of Art says nothing compared to the beauty of this park, its gardens, buildings and museums.
In Google Chrome, to read my blog in another language:
1. Right click-------a box appears
2. Click on "translate this page to..."----a dialogue box appears on top of your screen
3. Click on the desired language you want to translate ---magic!
Monday, December 12, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
A few days ago I went to the movies to see the opera "SATYAGRAHA", filmed at the Metropolitan Opera, in New York. It is an opera in Sanscrit, about Gandhi. Philip Glass wrote it in Sanscrit as a sign of respect for Gandhi and his cause: help the poor and the downtroden. Four hours of intellectual challenge and beauty.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Henry Matisse (1869-1954) said: "In most cases success equals prison...An artist should never be prisoner of himself, prisoner of a manner, prisoner of a reputation, prisoner of success."
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Odilon Redon, Prince du Reve (Prince of Dreams), his works remind us of a mysterious universe with strange figures. I saw his "Profile sur meandres rouges" at Musee d'Orsay, a mysterious and strange portrait in pastel, with a red background.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Ian Roberts, in Creative Authenticity, says: "A work of art is like a visual form of prayer."
If you would like to read this blog in another language:
1. Right click....a box appears
2. Select "translate..." ...a dialogue box appears on top of your screen
3. It says: "English to.."....choose your favorite language, click!
Monday, December 5, 2011
While sitting the gallery at La Jolla Art Association, in La Jolla, California, last week, I found time between visitors to paint this quick watercolor of our gallery. Come visit us! at 8100 Paseo del Ocaso.
Zu meinem Blog in Spanisch, Französisch, oder vielen anderen Sprachen lesen:
. 1 Rechts klicken --- erscheint ein Feld
2 Klicken Sie auf "übersetzen ...". --- Bar erscheint auf der Oberseite
3. Übersetzen Englisch ---- wählen Sie die gewünschte Sprache.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Per leggere il mio blog in spagnolo, francese, o molte allie lingue:
1. Fare clic destro--appare un riquadro
2. Fare clic su "tradurre..."--viene visudezza una barra sopra
3. Traduci inglese---scegliere la lingua desiderata
Saturday, December 3, 2011
I stayed in Chantilly in the summer, in the house of my friends Fredrerick and Nathalie. Their beautiful house reflects their traveling experiences, and their love for beauty, stability, organization and order. This was my room/bed while I stayed there in July this year. Chantilly is a lovely town north of Paris, in France. Chantilly is famous for their thouroughbred horses, their castle, and now...this Blog which mentions it!
Si tu veux lire cet Blog en francais, fai comme sa:
1. Faites un clic droit---une boite apparait...
2. Cliquez sur "traduiere........"une barre apparait sur le dessus
3. :Traduire l'angais vers........"........choisir la langue que tu veux....et voila!
I was chatting about VALUE with an artist friend today, and decided to share with you: Value is the most important element in a painting. Value holds it together....or not. Value decides if the composition works.....or if it doesn't. Every year I do a notebook of value studies alone. No color. It's amazing how much I learn just by doing that. So now....go do value studies!
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Hundertwasser believed that nature was its own goal. That nature's perfect structure engendered universal harmony: beauty. Art is the road that take us to beauty. So beauty, or the expression of harmony in the world, assures everybody's happiness, if we are all creators.
Para leer mi blog en espanol:
1. Haz clic derecho.....aparece un recuadro
2. haz clic en "traducir...." aparece una barra en la parte superior
3. Dice "traducir de ingles a....".elije el idioma que desees, espanol en este caso.