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Big things this weekend

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This Weekend is the Catalina Arts Festival, the longest running event on Catalina Island. I am excited to visit fellow artists, Snake Jagger, Carlos Martinez, and the man I consider a mentor who inspires me always, Danny Peterson.
The show will be three days from Friday-Sunday and a lot of work, but I can’t imagine a more lovely place to work than on the beautiful shoreline of Catalina Island. I will be hoping to see my good friend Anna more than once, and enjoy the worlds bests waffles and fried chicken while I am there. My friend Rachel has graciously offered to help me as there is no way I could carry the 40 or so paintings over there myself.
Following the full weekend I will have a reception in Temecula on Monday the 23rd from 4-6 at Earth Bistro, where my abstract art is now on display!
Thank you to both Catalina and Earth Bistro for having me, and to Tony Moramarco who curates the Earth Bistro shows.

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Catalina Abstracts

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I often will work on color wash abstracts when I am not particularly inspired to paint something specific. It gets me painting, and it is so relaxing and often enough they turn out so lovely that they become back grounds for other paintings. Sometimes I love them so much they become the finished work. This week I have been working backwards. I am doing the washes on top of the under paintings instead of using the washes as my underpainting. The result is some stormy, expressionistic Catalina Island abstract Landscapes.

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