Friday, November 21, 2008

Speaking of Cats in Art

"Maiko Tiger"painting copyright Moira Hahn
"Bat Luck" painting copyright Moira Hahn
Aren't these beautiful? Moira Hahn is currently showing her watercolors at Roq la Rue in Seattle until Dec. 6 (shown above are two from that show) and she is also in the upcoming "KNOW" exhibit curated by Mark Murphy (Art Basel Miami). If that isn't enough, she is having a solo show at Koplin Del Rio in Culver City, CA opening January 10th, 2009. I am hoping to swing by and check it out when I go down there in February. Can't wait. "Moira Hahn celebrates the mythology of Persian miniatures, Tibetan Thanka paintings, Japanese Ukiyo-e prints, Indian animal drawings and Chinese guardian figures" ...with a twist.

Eva Natus-Salamoun, Czech Ilustrator

This is a sweet little romantic drawing by Eva Natus-Salamoun, born in 1936. This one is from the blog, Lezinfo . And, there is even more of her whimsical, fairy-tale folk art on:
(Thanks, Will)

Sneak peek

It looks like I may not have time to finish painting Tickler Uke Number 2 anytime soon. I've been working too hard on things for my Feb. show in L.A.
Here's a sneak peek at the Jux ad for my show . (Click to enlarge)
More details coming!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

What am I listening to?

One of my favorite albums from Yazoo with the Robert Armstrong cover. It's perfect to paint by. No singing, just pure guitar music. Listen to a few more tracks and buy the album here:
His name was Salvatore Massaro a.k.a. Eddie Lang (1902-1933). He died tragically at a young age during a botched tonsillectomy. He was a jazz guitar virtuoso. Read more about Eddie.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Ukulele Headstock Designs

I like looking at ukulele headstocks.They come in all shapes and sizes. Beautiful. Here's a handful of old drawings of different headstock designs on a great uke website: Nalu-Music Link

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Art Basel Miami with Thinkspace!

(Click to enlarge)
I am fortunate to be included in an exhibit called "Looking Glass" with Thinkspace Gallery in the Gen Art Vanguard New Contemporary Art Fair this December during Art Basel in Miami, FL.
I will be showing two of my new paintings with beautiful frames:
"The Caged Wonder" and "French Bubble Gum Encore".
The ‘Looking Glass’ exhibit will offer a sampling of new works from artists that are showing with their gallery in Los Angeles during 2009 and 2010 and beyond.
Gen Art Vanguard New Contemporary Art Fair
Charcoal Studios in the Wynwood Arts District 2135 NW 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33127
Runs 12-04-08 through 12-07-08
Allison Sommers
Amy Crehore
Andrew Hem
Andy Kehoe
Anthony Pontius
Audrey Kawasaki
Brandi Milne
Brian M. Viveros
Camilla d’Errico
Cherri Wood
Damon Soule
Dan-ah Kim
David MacDowell
Esao Andrews
Imminent Disaster
Joao Ruas
Kelly Vivanco
KMNDZ (aka Johnny Rodriguez)
Matthew Feyld
Michael Alvarez
Mr. Jago
Paul Barnes
Peter Taylor
Reuben Rude
Robert Pokorny
Sarah Joncas
Seth Armstrong
Stella Im Hultberg
Stephen Smith (aka Neasden Control Centre)
Timothy Karpinski
Tony Philippou
Yosuke Ueno
Check out their current Drawing Show curated by Audrey Kawasaki (they had lines around the block at the opening for this one):