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Eamon O’Kane at the Gregory Lind Gallery in San Francisco

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Black Farnsworth House, 2010

Whoever said one should not throw stones in glass houses never saw the ones that Eamon O’Kane paints.   These houses – made of glass, steel and concrete – in quasi-realistic settings are so expressively yet meticulously painted that one yearns to throw stones just to see what would . . . → Read More: Eamon O’Kane at the Gregory Lind Gallery in San Francisco

Gerhard Richter in New York City

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Gerhard Richter, Watercolor 1988

Overlaying multiple color washes to increase a painting’s luminosity challenges even skillful artists.  Thus it is hard to hear that luscious work like this watercolor (see image on the left) is being shown in SoHo and not pine to see it in person.  This month the Drawing Center . . . → Read More: Gerhard Richter in New York City

The search for bling leads me to Swarovski crystals

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Courtesy of Blisstree.com

About a month ago lightening hit and I was struck by the jewelry-making bug.

A perk of working in this area was I got to go shopping for… BLING!   Bead bling: plastic, glass, natural stones (semi-precious gemstones), man-made stones (e.g., crystal) or ceramic.  After a little research, I learned that natural . . . → Read More: The search for bling leads me to Swarovski crystals

Printmaking Show in San Francisco’s Mission District

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Screenprint by Hilary Williams

This month the Artist X-change Gallery features the process of printmaking as the theme for their monthly show.   The show highlights 16 artists, all from the San Francisco bay area, working in Woodcut/Linocut, Engraving, Etching, Screen-printing, and  Digital prints.  It is nice to see that even with today’s ease of . . . → Read More: Printmaking Show in San Francisco’s Mission District