Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Spring Brunch















Spring Brunch
14x21 inch watercolor on Arches

I believe I have finished this tonight, though I will look it over in the morning with fresh eyes.

We had this bouquet on our kitchen table for my son's 21st birthday. It put a smile on my face for many days. I love spring in SoCA. There is an explosion of color everywhere. I have my eyes on some hollyhocks down the street.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Symbolic Still Life at The Newberry Gallery













Newberry Gallery

in Santa Monica

Symbolic Still Life


Group Show
April 24 - June 4, 2010

Opening Reception
Please join us for the opening of Symbolic Still Life
Tonight, April 24, 7-10 pm.


Featuring the works of:

Mary Woodul
Robin Neudorfer
Stacy Rowan
Michael Newberry
William Wray

It is a show of paintings, drawings, and pastels by contemporary artists expressing a "back story" through symbolic imagery in a still life format.

It will be an evening to share stories, wine, and be with good friends.
Michael Newberry

Casual dress.
Permit free parking in the building's parking lot, access on Colorado Avenue.
Newberry Gallery
1549 11th Street #100 (North East Corner of 11th Street and Colorado Avenue)
Santa Monica, California 90401

MN@NewberryGallery.com
310 913 8986

Monday, April 19, 2010

Sunday Brunch Watercolor

I stretched a half sheet of Arches watercolor paper yesterday, and today started the layers of pure color.





























Sunday Brunch 14"x21" watercolor

Monday, April 12, 2010

Spring Brunch

















Spring Bunch 5"x7" gouache on chipboard


I recently purchased a beautiful bunch of spring flowers to put on the table for Sunday Brunch. After the gathering I couldn't help but paint a quick sketch of them.

Flowers have a way of putting a smile on my face.

Monday, April 05, 2010

When Life Gives You Lemons






















20"x28" watercolor

There is a lemon tree in my back yard that is covered with lemons. In fact the branches are bent over with the weight of the numerous fruit. At the same time the newspapers are filled daily with stories about Toyota.

I found a great recipe for lemonade on Martha Stewarts website.

When Life Gives You Lemons

I am finishing up a new watercolor today.
It is coming together as planned. Just needing to finish up a few details.
I will be back with the story on this piece soon.