I have been having fun with the new reference that I have shot for the Proud Birds series. There are a lot of paintings on my drying racks right now including others in this series. For now here are the paintings I have finished. I borrowed my friend Pat Mathew's stuffed pheasant. I made a study of it.
"Study of a Pheasant" 12x15 in. oil on linen mounted on board. (Available at Christopher Queen Gallery)
That study helped inform me about the other paintings in terms of lighting and color.
"Feather's Fate" 16x12 in. oil on linen mounted on board.
"Of Down And Onyx" 10x10 in. oil on linen mounted on cradled panel.
These will both be showing at Smash Gallery's upcoming show opening on October 17! This group show will feature seven immensely talented artists, and will run through November 14. Featuring work by Jason Avery, Delfin Finley, Chris Hopkins, Mara Light, Zin Lim, myself, and Daniel Segrove. I promise it will be a really good show to be missed! Here is the info for the Facebook invite:
And if you're anti-Zuckerberg here is the necessary info.
SHOW 3Smash Gallery
Saturday, October 17 at 6:00pm - 10:00pm
210 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, California 94102