Sunday, June 22, 2014
Sunday, June 8, 2014
This painting is part of my solo exhibition at Petrini's Restaurant, in Little Italy, San Diego.
Reading Ariana Huffington's recent book: THRIVE, I found many pearls of wisdom, her own, and others' :
"I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself." --Mikhail Baryshnikow.
"You wander from room to room hunting for the diamond necklace, that is already around your neck." --- Rumi
Friday, June 6, 2014
Sofia Ruiz is a Costarrican artist. I learned about her in Costa Rica when I was there a couple of months ago. Her solo show: Asuntos de Familia, is a series of family portraits with the common denominator of internal tension within and between each family member. Her theme was: "who am I?" and Who am I for others? Who am I for me?
The question of identity is frequently seen in contemporary art. She affirms that "the loss of memory is the loss of identity", and cultivates her memories of her childhood as the inspiration point for this series.
Monday, June 2, 2014
This small watercolor was painted on location in Nice a couple of years ago. It is framed, and available in my studio-gallery at The Glashaus, in San Diego, California.
Remember: Balance, Unity, Movement, Proportion, Emphasis are the keys to your composition. And simplify, simplify, simplify!