Monday, August 25, 2008
I took advantage of the hard smooth surface of Ampersand Gessobord to work in permanent ink and washes of acrylic. It was fun. I think I will try this technique with some other subjects too. The painting is 10" high x 30" long and is for sale at $600. at Barton Gallery, 1723 I Street in Sacramento. The Hot African Nights show is up at the Barton Gallery until September 9. Gallery hours are 3:00pm to 9:00pm. Telephone is 916-443-4025, website http://http://www.sacartz.com/.
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This painting is part of the Hot African Nights show at Barton Gallery, 1723 I Street in Sacramento, California. To purchase the painting for $700. please contact the gallery at (916) 443-4025 or http://www.sacartz.com/.
To see more images from this show and learn about the Patircian Primary School of Kabongo, Kenya scroll down and see previous posts.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
This Hot Zebra is a watercolor on Aquabord, varnished. He is mounted on a 2" wide frame painted the same as the background. This is the second watercolor I have done on Aquabord. The advantage of working on this surface is that when I finished my zebra I simply sprayed him with 3 coats of Acrylic Varnish and he is ready to smile his crocked smile at you from the gallery wall. No glass, no mats, no frame, nada! The look is very contemporary.
He takes his place in our show "Hot African Nights" today, at the Barton Gallery, 1723 I Street, Sacramento. He will be posing on the wall there until September 9. If you wish to purchase him he is 12" x 12" and is priced at $400. The gallery's phone number is (916) 443-4025. Second Saturday Opening is Saturday August 9 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Regular gallery hours are 2:00pm - 9:00pm weekdays and Saturday.