Best of America Oil Artists and Artisans

I just got an email from Kennedy Publishing that they are now taking pre-orders for this new book. I had known for some time I would be featured in this publication, click but this is the first time I have received anything about it actually coming out. I am also going to be featured in their book “Best of California”, the publication date unknown to me. For more information, go to their web site, http://www.bestofartists.com/.

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Lake Tahoe Delivery

I just returned from a short trip to Lake Tahoe. My primary purpose was to deliver paintings to a new gallery which will start showing my work. I delivered 14 paintings to the Galerie Noir in the Montbleu Resort at Stateline, Nevada on the south shore of Lake Tahoe. The gallery is quite interesting as they have a free jazz concert several nights a week right in the gallery.

I am now showing at two galleries at the lake, the north shore gallery being James-Harold in Tahoe City. I also dropped off a few new works at the James-Harold Gallery, and on the way home, they called and said one had sold already!

I didn’t do any painting this trip, but did take lots of pictures, one shown below which might make a study for a good painting.

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Ray’s Ranch

Ray’s Ranch is a turn-of-the-century small ranch with barns, corrals and horses situated right in the outskirts of Los Gatos. The Los Gatos Plein Air Group was painting there, it was a beautiful day, so time to load up the Harley and head over. It is only about 30 minutes from the house, traffic across Silicon Valley (AKA Santa Clara Valley) wasn’t bad, and I arrived there about 9. There were already half a dozen painters out, and by the time noon rolled around about a dozen were busily painting. Below are a few shots of the area.

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Corrals and barns.

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Some of the group painting.

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My first painting of one of the barns sitting on the easel.

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Kevin Kasik, a new inductee into the “Motorcycle Plein Air Artists Society of America”

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A quick little study of the same barn, but a little more intimate.

I took more (and probably better) pictures, but for some reason they didn’t take with my little ‘wearable’ camera.