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“Satya”, most Recent Facial Landscape

This is “Satya”, 22×30, water media.  It is my most recent work and will be a part of the “Facial Landscapes II” exhibition at the Paciifc Art League in downtown Palo Alto — now through July 27th.  The opening is this Friday, July 6th, from 5:30 to 8pm.   Stop by and see the art, have some refreshments and talk about this and the other 13 works in the exhibit.  Hope to see you there.

“Sierra VII” Accepted into Juried Show

“Sierra VII”, watermedia, 2011, 5×7 was accepted into the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society’s exhibition, “Think Large, Paint Small”.  The exhibition runs from July 2nd to July 27th in the Norton Gallery of the Pacific Art League, 668 Ramona St., Palo Alto.  The reception is Friday, July 6th, 5:30 to 8:00.  Stop by.

It is always good to get back to  your “comfort zone” once in a while.  For me it is abstract landscapes.  I just completed this piece – “Climatic”, 22×30, water media on paper.  It is an attempt to integrate, in a suggestive way, many diverse global landscape/climate features, starting with the sun the driver of all this activity.  I used gesso for an underpainting to create texture.  I added sand in some areas for texture to suggest a different environment.  Most of the painting was done wet-in-wet, with some pallet knife work at the end.  There is a little acrylic for the line work, but most of the color is watercolor.   My hope is that with some study a viewer can identify many global features.

Open Studios is Almost Here! — A Special Offer!

Open Studios is May 5th & 6th, 11 to 5 both days.  As in the past, I will be showing my art in a garden setting.  The “Recent Work” portfolio on this site is only a small preview.  Plan to stop by.  If you bring a copy of this Post you will be entitled to a 20% discount on any purchases!  There will also be a raffle as in past years.  I hope to see you (Site #83, 481 Nevada Ave., Palo Alto).   — Ron

Welcome to “Ron’s Art Gallery”

After many years of a rather basic website to show my artwork, I finally have an upgrade with modern web technology and tools.  I’ve built the site myself using “WordPress” and a template named “Striking”.  It took a week or two to learn the new technology (not as easy as using a Mac and iWeb!) but it is powerful and the result very satisfying.  As with anything new there may be some glitches — if so, I’d appreciate hearing from you.  In fact any comments you care to make will be appreciated.

In the site I have added a Blog.  My intention is to post commentary on selected pieces of recent work — what I was trying to accomplish and a self assessment of how well I think it worked.   —Ron

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