Friday, June 24, 2016

Preview Night Pics

My booth just before the floodgates were opened.

Friends on the big night!
Painter Wendy Wirth, Terry DiLisi of King of Frame, Painter Amanda Fish,
Myself, Artist/Concept Designer Larry Bates and Designer/Painter Anthony Salvo.

Wednesday's Preview Night at Laguna Art-A-Fair was packed again and these pics don't show how chock-full it was in the aisles at times. The overall atmosphere was one of festive celebration by us artists and the patrons I'm sure in part due to our 50th year Anniversary.
You can see the professionalism of the artist booths, their work and especially the grounds themselves which requires a ton of hard work by a lot people who don't get credit publicly but work behind the scenes nearly year round to make it all happen.
Laguna Art-A-Fair is largely volunteer so the hard working dedication of the staff is especially appreciated by us artists on the big nights like these!

Second pic down some friends and I managed to get a group shot in Amanda Fish's booth to kick off the first big night of the festival season.
Amanda is a great still life artist and the friend who encouraged me to apply for Art-A-Fair last year, so when you visit be sure to stop and see her work, right around the corner from my booth.
Acrylic Landscape Painter Wendy Wirth is across the street exhibiting at Festival of the Arts so make it a day and visit her too.
Laguna Beach has so much great art to see, especially during festival season so get down, or up, or over here!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Laguna Art-A-Fair Preview Night

Here we are again, all ready for Laguna Art-A-Fair 2016, the 50th year Anniversary!
Preview night is tonight, the public opening on this Friday June 24th then the opening weekend.
The show looks great with many new artists this year so the first weekend will be exciting to see.

With my watercolors juried in this year as an additional medium I have not only been extra busy but I am looking forward to showing patrons I'm not a one-trick pony.

See LAAF's calendar to plan your visits around the many events and live entertainment scheduled.

Start your engines... see you there!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Marker Drawings 28

Sketchbook drawings
Sharpie markers, Magnum, fine point, ultra fine point, 2016
envelope 4¼" x 5¼" (10.795cm x 13.335cm), sketchbook 6" x 8" (15.24cm x 20.32cm)

Marker sketches, having some fun experimenting with the huge Magnum marker, especially at such a small scale.
The top two sketches are on gray envelopes.
Yeah, I started doing these at Art-A-Fair last year and here we go again for the 50th Laguna Art-A-Fair as it is now known and I'm still doing them.
I can't believe it is already upon us. 447,448,449,450
You can see my page here.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Splash 17 Release

Splash 17: Inspiring Subjects published by North Light Books is due out this July. You can pre-order the book here on North Light Shop. My previous post here of my above watercolor accepted into the book
Special thanks to Editor Rachel Rubin Wolf and Sarah Laichas Editorial Coordinator of F + W Media.