I had a different look and feel in mind when I started this sketch, and to add to that I grabbed some odd oil chalks (not even sure what that might be, it feels like something between a wax based colored pencil and an oil pastel stick) instead of normal pastels for coloring. The result is a complete accident.
As busy as this year’s Silicon Valley Open Studios were, I managed to snatch up some time for drawing. The result is the second piece in the “Gatherings” series that was finished yesterday a couple of hours before the last day of Open Studios in front of the Cupertino Library was over.
Thank you everybody who came to see my art, to ask questions, share your stories, and support what I enjoy to do so much. Those were three wonderful weekends!
This one started as an exercise after I haven’t done any pointillism in more than a year. In the process of getting the feel of the pen again I began to see a composition in the bunch of rock textures and from that point treated the small drawing more seriously.
The horses came into the picture last to make things more interesting. I thought of lighter-colored petroglyphs etched on a dark rock surface and decided to reverse colors. That seemed to work better with the rest of my rocks.
There is another Gathering piece in the making already. Turned out playing with rocks in black and white is just as exiting as doing it in color.
The Fine Arts League of Cupertino holds the 2010 juried Silicon Valley Fall Fest art show September 25-26. I will have three pieces in the show:
Juror – George Rivera, Curator at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara.
Reception and auction: September 24, 2010, 7 PM to 9 PM
Dates: September 25-26, 2010
Hours: 10 AM to 6 PM
Address: Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014
Fine Arts League of Cupertino is having their annual juried Fall Fest Art Show on September 19 and 20, 2009.
Reception: September 18, 2009, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
FALC will be conducting a Silent Auction during the reception. The proceeds will be donated to the West Valley Community Services – a non-profit community-based agency that provides many community services in Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga and West San Jose. If you would like to participate, New Spring I will be a part of the auction:
Show open: September 19-20, 2009, 10 a.m. till 6 p.m.
Show location: Community Hall, 10350 Torre Ave., Cupertino, CA 95014
Of the 25 FALC members with more than 50 artworks, 8 artists were chosen, and 11 pieces will be shown from March 31 till June 30, 2009.
Reception: Friday, April 3, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Address: 10800 Torre Avenue Cupertino, CA 95014
More information: http://www.cupertinolibrary.org/foundation/spring_fever.html