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Being the experimentalist that I am, I am currently exploring the possibilities of digital collage. It is really quite fascinating. One can be much more creative than with traditional “cut and paste” collage. I work from a set of images all take the same day at a specific location. The intent is express different views, feelings of the subject matter, all in one composition. Take a look at the new gallery. The image here is “Stanford 3”. All comments appreciated. –Ron
Ron is a part of Silicon Valley Open Studios again this year, Site #83 — 481 Nevada Ave., Palo Alto. Again it is “Art in a Garden Environment”. Stop by Saturday or Sunday, May 3rd & 4th to view and enjoy the latest work, the fantastic Spring garden, refreshments and conversation. 11am to 5pm daily. Hope to see you. Mention this site or Facebook and get 10% off your purchase.
I’ve recently gone back to abstracted (contemporary) landscapes. I am still trying to improve. I’ve just posted a group of new works. I’d really appreciate feedback if you care to comment. — Ron
I have just completed a series of pieces using acrylic on Yupo paper. They are all abstract landscapes. Each piece represents a slightly different approach to color, texture or composition. Some have multiple layers of glazes. I am also experimenting with the approach to framing. Each piece in this series is mounted on either stretched canvas (larger works) or canvas board. In both case the canvas is prepped with gesso and painted with white acrylic. The canvas is larger than the artwork and the excess appears as a matted surround. The work is then varnished and framed in a black metal frame without plexiglass or glass. All comments/feedback are welcome! –Ron
The first half of 2013 has been spent between abstract landscapes (comfort zone) and experimental (acrylic on Yupo-plastic paper). The abstract has been a push to move further into abstraction. The experimental work has been both frustrating and rewarding — I am learning a lot understanding how to exert some control over the pigment. Take a look — all comments are welcome! — Ron
It is just a week away! My Open Studio is May 4 and 5, 11am to 5pm each day. I am site #83 in the Silicon Valley Open Studios (481 Nevada Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301). Stop by if you are in the area. Mention this post and receive 20% off any framed piece of work!
I am happy to report that this painting, “Moonlight” was juried into the Watercolor Art Society Houston’s 36th International Exhibition. It runs from March 12th to April 5th, with an awards reception on March 15th. I f you happen to be in Houston, stop by. — Ron
Friends — I have an exhibition upcoming during the months of April and May. It is entitled “New Works” and be held at the Pacific Art League in downtown Palo Alto (227 Forest St, near corner of Ramona). The opening reception is April 5th from 5:30 until 8pm. If you are in the area please stop by. 🙂 — Ron
Just uploaded work from the last several weeks. Several of the pieces are on Yupo paper – some amazing effects! You really can’t control it – you have to “Go with the flow, literally”. Also back to abstract landscapes, set the facial landscapes on hold. –Ron