Monday, April 9, 2012


Just some stuff you might see hanging on a wall somewhere : )
The Saulnier brothers Anthony and Chris were nice enough to let me park a few field sketches on the wall of their restaurant 900 Grayson, our absolute favorite place for breakfast. If you live in the East Bay (heck, if you're in the Bay Area at all), you HAVE to eat here at least once. You can't ever go wrong with their Chicken and Waffles with a side of Cheesy Grits (yum!). It's kind of neat how a theme emerged for this wall, I wasn't planning on a Berkeley theme, but it just sort of shook out that way. All of these paintings, with the exception of the seascape (Muir Beach) were done in and around Berkeley. Most just a few miles from the restaurant! These will probably be up for a month or two, or til they get sick of em' : )

Next up is a little piece for the "Take a Chance on Miniatures" exhibition at the Napa Valley Museum. I answered a call for entries which requested 4 paintings of which they would select one. They liked them all so I got to choose which to hang! I went with  this little cloud study I did in Bishop a while back. I actually hate this frame, but the frame I originally had on it before I read the fine print, turned out to be too large to keep the entire piece under 64 sq inches. Oh well, if someone does buy it, I can always point them to a Holton Studio frame.

From the NVM website:
"May 4-June 2 Napa Valley Museum invites visitors to take a chance on winning miniature works of art created by 80 participating artists in the Take a Chance on Miniatures exhibition, May 4 – June 2.  Many of the artists will be present at the exhibition’s opening reception on Friday, May 4 from 5:30–7:30pm. This year’s juried exhibition, curated by Jennifer Garden, features work in all medium including sculptures and paintings no larger than 64 square inches. All artwork will be raffled off as a fundraiser for the Museum. Visitors can purchase raffle tickets for $5 each or five for $20. Four awards (People’s Choice, Curator’s Choice, President’s Choice and Executive Director’s Choice) will be presented to the artists at the exhibition’s closing reception on Saturday, June 2."

That's all for now!