Tag Archives: painting

I Finally Left the House!

12 Aug

This weekend I had the pleasure of actually going out for the evening! You see, the past couple of months I have not wanted to leave the house much at all (morning sickness will do that to you!)

Anyway, my friend Gloria told me about this gallery in Escondido that was having a show and someone she knows was having work in it and did we want to go? Yes we did. And I’m glad I did.

This was some of the best art I’ve seen in San Diego. And in Escondido of all places. I had actually never been to Escondido’s downtown and it’s very cute. Old-school department stores, restaurants, and Distinction gallery.

The gallery has several rooms for displaying art, plus there are artist’s studios there, where you can see art in progress and meet some of the artists. They also sell art online.

This particular show, Project 57, was to raise money for Lewy body dementia and all the works were tiny: just 5″ x 7″.

This was my absolute favorite:

“Keep Me Warm” by Scott Belcastro.

You can see more of his work on his blog. His pieces are a little bit fairy-tale, a touch melancholy but still full of hope, and all completely charming!

I also really like this one:

“Myself vs. Myself”

I seem to have a little thing for houses right now. Perhaps because of a series I have been working on about places I’ve lived, which I hope to be able to show you in the not-too-distant future…


Paint Colors

6 Aug

Sometimes, I like the palette just as much as the finished product.

Sotheby’s Auction: Latin American Art

15 May

Every so often Sotheby’s sends me an online auction catalog. Fine wines, rare watches, and art are just a few of the things they might have on offer at any given time and it’s kind of fun to browse through the catalogs to see what is for sale.

May 29 and 30 they are having an auction on Latin American art. For just about $10,000 up to over $2,000,000, you can call an original your own.

The $2+ million price tag, by the way, is for a piece entitled “Watermelon Eater”.

Not one of my personal favorites, but according to the catalog, iconic, a part of our collective unconscious, even.

I have less expensive tastes, mostly under $100K. 😉 Here are a few that caught my eye:

Tehuanas, by Rosa Rolanda.

Via Sotheby’s.

Sant Genís d’Agudells, Barcelona, by Joaquín Torres-García

via Sotheby’s.

En pose para el fotógrafo, by Arturo Pacheco Altamirano

via Sotheby’s.

This one is my absolute favorite. Yes, it’s the colors…I also like the shapes, the dark outlines, and the flatness of the background.

Retrato de una mujer, by Diego Rivera

via Sotheby’s.

I like the colors in this piece too, but it’s also that Rivera captured something about the woman herself that I like. I wonder who she was.

What about you? Which will you be taking home?