Monday, September 28, 2009

Treasures Revisited

Treasures 36"x48" oil on canvas

This painting has been very patient with me. As I return to it once again, it has whispered to me, now is the time for color. The time is right to finish it, and honor the story. Though, I do realize it will not be a quick finish. Yet, anything worth doing is worth taking time to do.

Remember... pack your memories away, safely. One day, you will treasure them more than you thought possible.

I am painting over the grisaille. This is an under-painting done with yellow ochre, raw umber, black and white. Adding color with a mixture of linseed oil, dammar varnish, and thinner.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Newberry Gallery

Landscape with a Modern Edge
Group Show

Opening Reception at the Newberry Gallery in Santa Monica

Saturday Evening, Oct 17, 2009
7 - 10 pm

Melissa Hefferlin - Robin Purcell - William Wray
Daud Akhriev - Michael Newberry - Cathey Cadieux
David Scherrer

Landscape with a Modern Edge is a show of paintings, watercolors, photos, and pastels by contemporary artists expressing their unique visions through rethinking the landscape. Fresh color harmonies, modern subject matter, and inventive compositions are the themes guiding the selection for the show.

Michael Newberry
1549 11th Street #100
Santa Monica, California 90401