Welcome! I'm pleased to announce a solo show beginning on May 11, 2012, of the series, "Three Months en Plein Air in Baja Sur." Come join us for the artist's reception on May 11, during the Art Walk, or visit anytime in May at Art on the Ridge, 8005 Greenwood Ave, Seattle (Phinney Ridge).
En espańol: Me complace anunciar un principio espectáculo en solitario el 11 de mayo de 2012, de la serie, "tres meses en plein air en Baja California Sur." Únase a nosotros en la apertura el 11 de mayo, o visite cualquier momento hasta el 11 de junio de Arte en la cordillera, 8005 Greenwood Ave, Seattle (Phinney Ridge).
I'm excited to have just begun mentoring under Mitchell Albala, painter, educator and author. At his direction, I'm currently studying and practicing notan, a short Japanese word with a full meaning that's difficult to grasp, let alone apply. The dictionary definition of light and dark is insufficient, as Mitch points out, in explaining how notan is about internal structure, the importance of shapes, the arrangement of those shapes and, yes, light and dark, all as applied to creating or understanding the internal structure of a painting, drawing or other visual work.
The painting here, "Splash," is from the Baja series. Test question, "Does "Splash" show strong notan?
Interested on bidding on the second painting from my Baja series? You have just two more days to go to my home page to see it and learn how easily you can win this second offering from my 2012 auction. To sign up for my blog and/or newsletter, see the menu at the top of the home page.