Getting Ready for the Small Group Show..

Posted on Thursday 9 September 2010

I’m getting ready for this small group show with my talented pixar painters Bill Cone, Sharon Calahan, and Ernest Nemesio at this small gallery Holton Studio.

It’s a Northern California landscape show and opens early November, I think.
I’m getting a bit nervous since I hadn’t done much landscapes lately and that’s why you have seen a lot of plein air studies on my recent blog entries. Not to mention I have to be next to these great painters who go out to paint all the time. I just hope I can get my groove back sometime soon…

But regardless of this show, I’m happy I’m out there again. It really liberates me. I learn so much about light and color and design in nature that are impossible to learn otherwise. Nature is the best artist and it is really a humbling experience.



I did all these paintings last weekend. This one in particular, since it’s at Golden Gate Park near my apartment, I’ll probably go back. It got a little too hard to proceed since my paints were too wet and thick..


I’m always tempted to add a figure in my composition. I painted my fellow painter friend Tom Wichitsripornkul against a beautiful Mount Diablo.


Another one at Mount Diablo.

18 Comments for 'Getting Ready for the Small Group Show..'

  1.  
    September 9, 2010 | 11:56 am
     

    These are just beautiful. Just seeing your paintings make me want to play in oil. Great job. I wish i could see the show. Even more, have a painting in my studio. All my best! Truly challenged, David

  2.  
    September 9, 2010 | 1:16 pm
     

    O M G so beautiful simple !!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3.  
    SHO
    September 9, 2010 | 2:49 pm
     

    Beautiful Dice ๐Ÿ˜‰ I don’t know how you do it ~! Always so beautiful

  4.  
    September 9, 2010 | 7:08 pm
     

    Hi Dice, I wish you an awesome show, and let me say that you should not be worried at all. Your paintings are looking sweet! It is always a pleasure seeing your work., thanks for posting.

  5.  
    Phong
    September 10, 2010 | 12:24 am
     

    Amazing. Thanks for sharing these with us and I love your setup. Is that an open box M?

  6.  
    September 10, 2010 | 4:17 pm
     

    beautiful Dice!

  7.  
    September 11, 2010 | 9:49 pm
     

    woooowwww

  8.  
    September 12, 2010 | 5:06 am
     

    Lovely works.

  9.  
    September 13, 2010 | 4:07 am
     

    lots of wishes for your show,
    your work always stands out in terms of approach and aesthetics,
    have a great one:)

  10.  
    September 14, 2010 | 6:18 am
     

    Good luck with the exhibition. These are beautiful! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11.  
    September 22, 2010 | 7:29 pm
     

    If there were a “like” button, I would click it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12.  
    JC
    September 23, 2010 | 2:25 pm
     

    gorgeous as always my friend. and boy you make Tom look good. =0)

  13.  
    September 24, 2010 | 6:27 am
     

    I saw your colours in the Toy Story 3 book and was amazed on the effect the visual impression of them had on my memory. So I had to see if this painter had a website. And after finding my way here I get more suprised on what good values you as a person have, someone who picks quotes like that from The Art Spirit must have good values. Simplicity is the hardest thing to achive and I must say that you’re doing a great work handling deciding on colours and finding the essential points in the drawing. Thumbs up for showing these plein air paintings, nothing as meditative as painting from life.

    Best/
    Per Elof Nilsson Ricklund

  14.  
    September 26, 2010 | 7:01 am
     

    These are fantastic!! Love what you do.

  15.  
    September 27, 2010 | 8:39 am
     

    Oh! These paintings are great and the color are amazing. You’re so talent… I’m definitely going to paint outside! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16.  
    ian
    October 19, 2010 | 10:54 am
     

    aahhh california hills…..

  17.  
    October 22, 2010 | 4:11 pm
     

    –David
    It’s great to hear from you! How are girls?
    Are you still doing that calendar work?

    –Naomi
    Thank you Naomi!

    –Sho
    Thanks Sho. I missed you at APE! Don’t know why I couldn’t find you!

    –Dado
    Thanks! And keep up your nice pastel work!

    –Phong
    YES! Good old Open Box M!!!

    –John
    thanks John!

    –Chris
    Hey chris,
    hope to see you at CTN in Nov! I’ll be there with Tadahiro and Kuro too.

    –Gokce
    Thanks!

    —Abhishek
    thanks for your support! I love the BIG painting you posted on your blog. The ink painting of the army! wow!

    –Charles
    thanks Charles!

    –Mike
    I’ll make that button

    –JC
    yeah, that’s our good old Tom W

    –Peter
    agreed! Nothing as meditative as painting outdoor!!

    –matt
    Thanks Matt! Wow, I wanna learn your watercolorish photoshop!

    –tatiana
    thanks tatiana! your new sketches of hands are great!

    –ian
    great to hear from you Ian! How is NY!?
    I heard Paul Topolos is visiting. Im jealous. HOpe you and Kate are well

  18.  
    November 3, 2010 | 7:07 am
     

    Really wonderful set of plein air paintings, and ceratinly makes me want to get back out there and create some new works.

    douglas wittnebel

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBfVNOEVjtk

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