Shameless Promotion . . .

"Low Water"
Watercolor, 22 x 30 inches


That time has come again. OPEN STUDIO at my house and studio.
In the haste to prep for OPEN STUDIO over the last several weeks . . . . . . .(Oh, yes! There is a ton of work to be done; framing, cleaning, setting up, arranging everything, cleaning and tidying and . . . .gads! The work is overwhelming! ) (Yes, I mentioned cleaning more than once.) . . . . . . . . . . .but where was I? Oh yes, In the haste for prepping for OPEN STUDIO, I found myself terribly distracted; to hell with cleaning. I wanna PAINT !!! I couldn't resist. So, I managed to sandwhich it in while I was doing my diligence.

This painting came as a result of several small studies I did at the easel while I was procrastinating getting ready for OPEN STUDIO. My mind was on a few other things, like lessons in value organization and composition for my classes. Those studies revealed this composition which has some merit, I think, for value discussions. But that is another subject . . . . . . . .

OPEN STUDIO IS THIS WEEKEND (OCTOBER 3&4) FROM 11 TO 6 PM. If you are in Santa Cruz, go toward Felton on Graham Hill Road. Once past the horse grounds (2.5 miles) you will see the green signs, with "BAILEY" on them, directing you directly to the house. Coming from San Jose, take 17 over the mountain and get off on the Sims Road / Graham Hill Road Exit . . .turn left on the frontage road. Proceed to the stop sign at Sims and turn right. At the end of Sims at Graham Hill Road, you will see the green signs. Follow them.

Can't make it this weekend? We are also open October 17 & 18 11 to 6.
In addition to OPEN STUDIO, my work is on display at Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz and County Bank of Santa Cruz. There is a reception at the bank's main office the Friday evening.

Okay. I admit it. I am promoting myself and my art here sans shame. (Last nite I was a guest on a local radio program to promote it, also). Nope!! My modesty could be noted as a weakness, I suppose. But Hey! Let's forget all that and let's party at my Open Studio!! Be there or be square, as they say!!! :-))