Brunch, 6 x 6 inches, oil on panel
I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! I ate way too much, as usual, but had a great time.
Speaking of food, I have three small paintings that depict sidewalk cafes, all of which are in the 6 Inch Squared show at Randy Higbee Gallery.
Randy has been doing this show annually for a few years now, and I've been a part of it for all of them. It's a really great and fun "small works" show, where every single one of hundreds of paintings are 6 x 6 inches, framed beautifully by Randy and team.
Sidewalk Cafe, 6 x 6 inches, oil on panel
This year, I decided to do a set of sidewalk cafe paintings. I was playing with this theme for another project (which may see the light of day later in the year) and this small format was a perfect way to explore ideas.
With these, I was able to keep things loose, with just enough information to convey what I needed to convey, and nothing more. Strategic placements of accent colors, sharp edges and high contrast make the compositions work, while light and atmosphere allow me to keep the colors very harmonious.
Yellow Umbrellas, 6 x 6 inches, oil on panel
The show opens this Saturday, December 7th at Randy Higbee Gallery. The reception is going to be a hopping event, so if you are in the Orange County / Los Angeles area, be sure to check it out!
If you are interested in adding any of these paintings to your collection, (and they are a steal at $500, framed) you can purchase them before the show opens through the exhibition's website.