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The Launch of A New Mexico Cloudscape (Part I)

This week I embark on a journey to create the largest oil painting I've attempted to date.

Am I ready? Yes. Feeling some trepidation? Um, yeah. Curious to see what happens next? You bet!

Here are some shots of me prepping the raw birch panel for conversion into a big, beautiful, cloud-filled Aeroscape.

The Source: An Afternoon of Dynamic Clouds Over Santa Fe
Sanding the 47" x 70" birch panel that will be the foundation for Aero No. 28
Applying the final coat of tinted Liquitex Gesso to the panel.
Primed and on the wall. The beginning of Aero No. 28 (Santa Fe Cloudscape) 
A little grid help to help keep the drawing on point. I am pretty precise with the prep, the drawing, the paint color mixing, BUT…once the paint starts to hit the panel, it becomes an expressive, liberating free-for-all.

Blue Skies, Great Art & Good People in Beverly Hills

What a weekend in Beverly Hills! Happy to have been juried into the Fall 2014 edition of Southern California's largest, and longest running, art fair. Great crowds all weekend, and great artists all around. Enjoy some of the scenes from the show here.

Ready to unwrap in Beverly Hills.

Proud Painter. Majestic Madrid.
More About This Painting HERE.
Cities. (L-R) LA Dawn, Madrid, LA Dusk.

Booth View 1 
Booth View II, featuring "Aero 11A (Freeway)" and "Aero 11C (SFO Descent)". 
Skies. Selections from the Aero Series.
Fans & Friends!
Cloudscapes and Aerial Mountain Views.
Family! With my sister, Terri, and "Madrid No. 1".
LA Skyline (Dusk) No. 1
Archival pigment print on canvas.
The cityscape that launched them all. 

With friends Cveti and Alissa.
Thanks everyone for stopping by, your encouragement, and your purchases!

Show Season in Full Stride

Scenes from the 3rd edition of the Culver City Art Show held on Sep. 20 & 21. It was a spectacular weekend and many new friends and fans were made at this event. But…it's only the warmup for a busy fall with the Beverly Hills Art Show (Event Info) taking center stage Oct. 18 & 19.

Ready to unwrap!
Reyes Fine Art Presents…. 
…and Skies
A really terrific show and fun time!
More color than ever in my display!
The sun setting on the Culver Show…next up? Beverly Hills. See you there!