Went to the zoo today with Becca and Emily to take some bird photos. We came to the conclusion that in general, animals are really lazy. But then, deep down inside we already knew that because of the slothful behavior displayed by our cats at home.
Happy Fathers Day to my fellow dads out there! Now that today's painting is finished, I'm going to the backyard to fire up my grill and a Cuban cigar, drink a beer, and bask in the light of being a father of three beautiful young women.
I shot this pelican (with my camera) at the SF zoo. I really liked how the patterns of the ripples framed the bird's head and neck. Below is a group shot of the last four weeks of work. Click on the photo to enlarge. Do you see your bird?
Here a few photos from the reception at Mistral on Wednesday. As you can see, I like pheasants and this one flying over our heads took a little longer than three hours to paint, more like two months. Later in this blog, after the 50/50 is wrapped up, I'll go into a bit more detail on the significance of the pheasant in my life.
April, Emily, Me, Jessie, and Julian
This guy next to me is Shawn and we've been friends since the 9th grade.Together we've played in bands, made films, 4-wheeled mountains, watched our families grow,and even sank my Honda Accord in the Pacific Ocean. Good times.
Last night we saw the fabulous Neko Case perform at the Warfield in SF. If you're not familiar with her music, I'd say it falls under indie-country, if that makes any sense. She uses a lot of bird imagery in her lyrics and album graphics, but they're not typically cute birds, rather, they hold a lot of mystery and symbolic weight, just like her songs. I always thought her music would be a perfect soundtrack for driving late at night in the deep, moonlit desert. Check out her music if you can.
I'd like to invite everyone who's in the Bay Area to come to a reception at Mistral Restaurant in Redwood Shores tomorrow night. The show highlights the work of six artists (me included) and is sponsored by Art Liaisons, an ASID Industry Partner that connects artists with designers, collectors, and anyone else interested in original art. Here are the details and I hope to see you there!
Mistral Restaurant Reception Weds., June 10 4-7pm 370 Bridge Parkway Redwood Shores, CA