Monday, July 27, 2009

Agave Abstract

We are fortunate to live in the Southwest US, where we can appreciate the beautiful colors you find in unexpected places like the agave leaves. This is the same palette you can see in the desert landscape. Oil on canvas 20" x 24"

Saturday, July 25, 2009

A SHAMELESS PLUG (er, I mean Press Release)

"Over the Fourth of July weekend in 2009, Relish underwent a significant expansion, essentially taking over the space vacated by the business next door. With additional tables, the restaurant is now open for lunch seven days a week and on Fridays and Saturdays for dinner. The unveiling of a more expansive space for edible art is fittingly coupled with a display of fine art by multi-talented Albuquerque artist Claudia Goodell, a self-taught painter whose work is displayed in galleries throughout America and online galleries throughout the world–and now at Relish. Fine food and fine art. What a great combination!"

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tulip on Vinyl Record

12" Vinyl Record SOLD - I love the colors and the unique perspective of this one. In preparing the "canvas" for this painting I applyed a mix of titanium white and light yellow cadmium with a palette knife to add a great deal of texture all over. I used thinned oils for the subsequent layers, where I defined the shapes and values, leaving some of the original background exposed for the small amount of negative space in this piece.

Water Lily on Vinyl Record

I really enjoy painting on these and since I still have more records along with the reference images I've collected, I figured I'll keep doing more. The reference photo for this came from a recent vacation in Maui. Oil on 12" vinyl record $300

Friday, July 3, 2009

Art Show at Local Restaurant

I will have some pieces hanging for 4-6 weeks at Relish Restaurant at 8019 Menual, N.E. beginning Tuesday, July 6th for the grand re-opening of their newly expanded location, where they will now be offering a dinner menu in addition to fabulous lunch choices - Go check it out, and say hi to the owner, Tony!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

What's the Point?

In July of 2009 there was an online show called "Ripped Off", where artist members of EBSQ Arts paired off to copy a piece done by another artist, but in their own individual style. I paired with an artist named Torrie Smiley and copied her original, which was in acrylic. Oil on artist panel 9" X 12"

"The Ballerina II" by Torrie Smiley -

Torrie will be painting her own acrylic version of my etching "Cala Lillies". You can see the show by clicking the link for EBSQ Arts on the side bar, and all of Torrie's work at her website in my list of artist's links