….I spent the first part of this week helping Francisco install my work for the show this weekend….(he actually did most of the work)….and Bernadette stopped by to snap these sneak preview images….the exhibition space is really unique and super-cool….come out on Saturday and see everything in person!!!!….
….when I went out to get the post today I found the greatest package ever waiting for me….it was sent by one of my best students of all time and one of the most talented up-and-coming artists of the 21st century, Kyle Zimmerman….here is a photo of a woodcut that Kyle created based on a photo of Scully when she was a baby….Kyle will have a piece in the show next weekend, come and check it out, you won’t be disappointed….
….what does every art show need? ….that’s right, a really big oversized border collie portrait….this is quite possibly the most difficult painting I have ever attempted, primarily due to the fact that trying to paint Brenna is like trying to cover a Clash song, it will never come close to the real thing…..but for me that’s all the more reason to try….(the hardest part is getting her to sit still)….
“Honest and Sincere”
oil on canvas
….the greatest professor I ever had in my academic career was a gentlemen by the name of Gunther Cartwright….he has probably forgotten more about photography than I’ll ever learn, and he always gave his students his honest opinion, no matter what…..it took me a few years to realize how incredibly valuable this was….one of the things he used to say was “that photo needs a wink of fill flash”….I was thinking about Gunther and his “wink” of fill flash today when I was at the park photographing Bren and Scully….although this photo may have more than a “wink” it’s fun to think that I’m still pondering these lessons….