'Utah Lava Rock' by Holly Overin

by Robin Schroeder 18. December 2009 14:28
Holly Overin's new work is stunning:
"Seated under a tree and looking straight up to the sky, I saw the work of giants in this steep face of orange rock which appeared to be the altar for three distinct piles of cubed lava stones placed in a seemingly deliberate manner upon it's horizontal planes. I was inspired to explore the contrasting shapes." --Holly Overin

Utah Lava Rock

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'Anna' and 'At Rest' by Jay Gould

by Robin Schroeder 15. December 2009 05:08
I am very pleased to introduce to you Jay Gould, a very talented local plein-aire painter! "I have been interested in Art since I was a young boy. Both of my grandparents were professional artists. Because I enjoy nature and the out-of-doors, Plein Aire Painting is my favorite painting experience. I enjoy painting in my backyard studio, too. I paint in three mediums: oil, watercolor and acrylics. I have been commissioned to paint murals and am also known for my photography." - Jay Gould Here are two of Jay's latest work: 'Anna' and 'At Rest':
Jay Gould
Anna At Rest

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Balboa Pavilion by Jay Gould

by Robin Schroeder 31. August 2009 19:06
Check out the work of Jay Gould, a talented, local plein-aire painter!

In the artists own words:
"I am mostly self-taught and have studied art most of my life through college classes (Rio Hondo Community College), painting workshops, and private lessons. I have taken Plein Aire Watercolor Workshops in the High Sierras with Robert Reynolds (a Fine Arts Instructor at Cal Poly, SLO), and an oil painting workshop with Ron Chesley (a Fine Arts Instructor at The Art Center of Pasadena). I have studied with Watercolorist Pat Combs, and most recently with Alfred Tse."
Jay recently participated in a show entitled 'Painting the California Landscape' presented by the Southern California Plein Air Painters Association at the Soldiers Barracks Gallery in Mission San Juan Capistrano from April 4 - July 14, 2009.
Balboa Pavilion Jay Gould

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'Golden Time' by Dennis McGonagle

by Robin Schroeder 31. July 2009 23:30
Dennis McGonagle has been painting landscapes and murals in Whittier, California since 1975. You can see more of his work at his website: http://www.mcgonaglestudio.com Dennis McGonagle
In the artist's own words: "I call this painting Golden Time because it is being painted in the late afternoon when the last rays of the sun come dancing across the lawn. It's a wonderful time to paint a neighborhood scene. The neighbors are out walking their babies and dogs. Billowing clouds come drifting by. A cool breeze blows the leaves down the street.
I like the sensory bombardment that comes when I do plein air painting. The shifting light, the random sounds coming from houses and cars, the conversations with people that pass by on the sidewalk. All of these elements find their way into the painting.
The painting itself is like a visual diary, a series of moments. I notice something different in the landscape every time I come there. One day it will be the play of light on a fence, the next day I will focus on the color contrast between bricks and grass.
This is the first in a series of landscapes I have planned for Whittier. For inspiration, I am looking to George Bellows, John Sloan, and the Ashcan School. I am also mixing in the American Scene paintings of Edward Hopper and Charles Burchfield for good measure.
I am guided by the advice of James Doolin for the composition, who said, "My paintings need to be strong on the abstract level, clear on the descriptive level, and mysterious on the narrative level."

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Don't Miss: 'On Location: Art Notes from the Field'

by Robin Schroeder 20. July 2009 06:19

Don't miss Holly Overin and Glen Eisner's current show at the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts Lobby. The show ends July 31, 2009. Husband and wife team, Holly Overin and Glen Eisner present a chronology of their ‘en plein aire’, (in open air) paintings created on site.
The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts can be found at 6760 Painter Avenue,  Whittier, 90601. (NW corner of Philadelphia)
The lobby is open Tues –Fri 10am to 5pm

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