Sal Pizarro, wrote a short blurb in his column in todays Mercury News. In the bustle of Silicon Valley, it’s easy to succumb to the notion that the beauty of the Santa Clara Valley has been displaced by industrial parks, strip malls and the always-dreaded sprawl. …. You can read the rest here.
Posted in art, exhibits, plein air on April 24th, 2008 No Comments »
I was invited to a press preview of the upcoming Breath of Plein Air show starting this weekend in San Jose Historic Park. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and variety of the plein air work in the show. It is amazing the interpretation of subject matter and colors you can find just around [...]
When doing plein air work, it is usually wise to stick to your original plan. Sometimes the light may change, but if you change a painting along with it, the entire thing may not work. I affirmed this lesson the other day… Alum Rock Park, founded in 1872, was the first municipal park in the [...]
I guess the city of Carmel threw a fit when the Carmel Art Festival was canceled, so it is back on! You can read more on their web site, but the show was originally canceled due to the economy. I guess the show planners didn’t consider the economy of the town in their original decision! [...]
Posted in art on April 6th, 2008 No Comments »
Oops, I pasted the wrong URL in the last post. It is fixed, but some RSS feeds did not pick up the corrected post. The correct link is– http://www.rossching.com/eclectic-20
Although this weblog is mainly about painting, it is also about art and places in general. I thought this short movie by Ross Ching so compelling, just had to pass it on. It is shot entirely with a digital still camera. Check it out… http://www.rossching.com/eclectic-20