My new frames came today from Art To Frames and I'm very pleased with them. Art To Frames always does a great job and I highly recommend them for anyone looking for great custom frames.
These pieces will all be available from the Geary Gallery at the end of August. I also have two more pieces that will be available once they're framed: The Main Garden (16" X 14") and Long View of Spring Lake Beach (12" X 18").
I'm very excited to announce that my painting, River's Bend, was accepted into the Just Plein Summertime exhibition at Huse Skelly Gallery at Balboa Island, CA. The online exhibition will be held at onlinegalleryshows.com and award winners will have their work featured in the physical gallery. Works are available for sale.
I had a good time working en plein air today. My only frustration (as always) comes when I photograph my work.
I've thought a lot about the detriments of digital photography and I honestly feel like I'll eventually get to the point where I never photograph my work. I see photography as a good tool to send rough approximations in the same way a recording of music can be enjoyable, but the color and mood of the painting cannot be captured in a photo. For my website, I consider photos as more of a visual catalogue, but they are in no way meant to simulate the original painting.