Sunday, August 21, 2016

Molly's Turn: A Long Time Coming!

 Here are some photos of a day in the life of my class on Beginning Portraiture at Riley Street Art Supply, Please enjoy!

Here are the artists all working hard

And here are the artists ……hmmmmmm

Harry and Kathleen
Harry working hard on completing his portrait of his grandson
and Kathleen starting her first portrait of dog.

Annalise and Francis

Annalise with her beginning portrait of her sister dancing.
She leaves for college! Go Annalise, we will miss you!!

Here's Francis working on an illustation for her sister's children's book.

Josie and her beginning dog portrait #2

Kathleen and the beginning 

And finished!

She did such a great job!!

Shari plotting out her dog portrait

What a great beginning she has made.

I love the expression on this face.

Now if I were a great photographer this would be a wonderful photo!
I'm so sorry its blurry!!
I love teaching this class, it's wonderful to see people become confident in moving forward and seeing what the medium of acrylic will do for them. It's so exciting to see each person's own process and style.
I so appreciate Riley Street Art Supply's for their wonderful team of people and for creating such a great place to learn the art of painting.

If you live near by and would like to come join us please do!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Our Box in the 18th Annual GRO Box Show

Here's our box. We'll have more shots from the exhibit up soon.

For more on the Box Show see the previous post.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

18th Annual Box Show

This year's annual Box Show began yesterday, August 5th.

The show is a fundraiser for Gallery Route One in Pt. Reyes Station.

The way it works is the gallery provides plain pine boxes to as many as 150 artists. You can pretty much do anything to it as long as elements of the original the box remains in the piece (In the past, people have taken them apart, burned them, shredded them and so on).

This year’s show is dedicated to the GRO’s late executive director, Betty Woolfolk who died last June.

Molly and I didn’t know about the dedication when we started our box but had already decided to create a piece in memory of Betty.

Here are the beginning stages:

Raw materials.

Molly painted a nice mini portrait of Betty.

I did some sketches (later to be transferred to balsa wood).

Eventually all the pieces are assembled...

The reception is tomorrow, Sunday August 7th, 3-5 pm at Gallery Route One, 11101 Highway One, in Pt. Reyes Station, California.

More about the gallery at:

More about the life of betty Woolfolk at:

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Jack Davis & Richard Thompson

Two of the greatest cartoonist-illustrators to have ever put India ink to paper left us this last week:

The iconic Jack Davis, at 91

And Richard Thompson, at the too young age of 58.

Davis was my child hood hero (he was every would-be cartoonist's child hood hero).

Growing up Davis' work was everywhere—bubble gum cards, Mad magazine, Creepy, TV Guide, Time, movie posters, monster magazines....

My very worn copy of early 1950's Davis work

                               Davis did his earliest work for a digest size 5 cent comic book Lucky Star 
                                                                          (this is probably a Davis cover).

A few interior pieces from Humbug circa 1957-1958

Richard Thompson did beautiful illustrations and caricatures for national magazines like New Yorker and created wacky and delightful cartoons and strips including his charming syndicated feature Cul De Sac.

Here’s the last Cul de Sac.

and his feature Richard's Poor Almanac

Richard Thompson retired Cul De Sac in 2009 after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Here's a great video on the remarkable Richard Thompson:

Monday, July 4, 2016

Larry and Molly Go the Fair

We were both fortunate enough to have pieces accepted in the current 75th Marin County Fair Art Show in San Rafael, California.

Here are a few snaps:

Molly's charming dog portrait.


Larry's block print--winner in the dead mammal category

                                                      "Extreme Still Life"

                                           Molly's portrait of cousin Patty

                                 I really like Molly's portrait of Martha


                             Larry's most current print: "Civilization, Ho!"

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Corina del Carmel

This month in the Maurice del Mue galleries at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center we're fortunate to have the work of Corina del Carmel.

Corina was born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, an industrial city of Northern Mexico.

She started painting at the age of twelve and eventually enrolled in Visual Arts at the University of Nuevo Leon but considers herself a self-taught artist.  After graduating with a degree in graphic arts she traveled throughout Mexico.

Corina lived and painted among the Tarahumara Indians in the Copper Canyon, Huichol Indians, the Mixtecs in Oaxaca and the Mayan of Yucatan and Chiapas.

She’s traveled and exhibited internationally throughout the United States, Mexico and Europe.She’s exhibited at Stanford University, the Mexican Embassy in Berlin, Vorpal Gallery, Gallery Turquesa, Yucatan, Castle Honthart, Frankenhart, Germany, Gallery Panov, Santa Fe, Gallery Coqui in Seattle and the October Gallery in London among other venues.

                                                                                    Drops in Time
Corina was 2014-15 artist resident in Arterra, Todela, Portugal and later this year will serve as an artist-in residence in Turkey.

This is Corina's second solo exhibit with SGVCC. The show runs until the end of June.