|"6th avenue. Golden hour" 11"x14" sold|
The opening of the show was quite successful as I sold my three pieces and got lots of good feedback .... what are the odds? I needed something like this after my dismal sales at Newport Beach. You just never know I guess, different crowd and different sensibilities. The show is still up through August till Sept 30th and the other artists made some amazing pieces as well. They are Alex Schaefer , Catherine Kaleel, Christian Hernandez, John Kilduff, Jennifer Korsen, Arpi Krikorian, Rikki Niehaus, Teod Tomlison and photographer Alan Reyes.
|"Moped speed" 9"x12" Painted at 6th and Mateo. sold|
|"6th ave. Viaduct" 10"x8" sold|
Johnathan asked me to keep painting away and even negotiated a couple of commissions. I did as told because the neighborhood lends itself to it. Plus there are some nice cafes and coffee shops popping up everywhere so it's not like I was in an industrial wasteland. It was hot however so I had to pace myself.
|"Boarded up" Citizen's Warehouse bldng back. 9"x12" sold|
|"Skater's alley" Citizen's Warehouse Bldng. 9"x12" avail.|
The first commission was very free flowing in that I could choose the vantage point within a particular area of the Barker Lofts. The client is a photographer so she insisted on maximum freedom. I chose a view from the terrace looking down because the glint of the old railroad tracks was just to juicy to resist. Roofs and roads really "sing" in the evening. The Urth cafe turns out is a brand new building.
|"Old rails" 9"x12" from Barker Lofts looking down on Urth Cafe.|
The second commission was to paint my interpretation of the Factory Lofts. This building consists of two very distinct structures. So the challenge was to find the time of day and vantage point that would portray them better. The painting is going to the owner of this development so I felt it was important to give an overall view and include as much as possible, a painting that the owner of a property can look at and say, " that's mine and it's pretty." Because it was a difficult assignment I ended up doing four pieces at different times and pov's for the client to choose one. Probably not the way I would go in the future but who knows, may be they choose to buy them as a cuadriptych for a bit more ?
Here are the different views from the Factory lofts in a row.
|"Smoker's Alley" 12"x9"|
|"Delivery Man" 12"x9" morning|
|"From the electrician's ladder" 12"x9"|
|"AC hum" 12"x9" sunset|