We are also preparing for our show in September, "Double Vision" - choosing work, figuring out framing and all the other details for the exhibition.
The Rose Compass group has been busy with the "River" - we will be giving a final Panel Talk at the Wildling on July 8th. Then we pack up and set aside the work that will go to SB City Hall, as well as Sullivan-Goss Gallery. We will also be taking part in an exhibition at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum. The main show is: "Watershed, Contemporary Landscape Photography" and includes some wonderful images. We will have a smaller representation of gouaches to complement the larger exhibition. It should be interesting and is scheduled to open in January, 2019.
We continue to go out and paint nearly every Monday and have been getting work done for two upcoming SCAPE shows. "Heal the Ocean" is the beneficiary of a one day exhibit at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. In September, there will be another exhibit at the Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens which has given us a great excuse to go paint there. It's been a lovely spring, even without much rain. Here are a couple of small studies:
Fremontia (California Flannel bush), oil on panel, 8"x8
Salvia, Purple sage and California poppies, oil on panel, 8"x8"
working off the beaten path
Fremontia and Ceanothus, oil on panel, 8"x10"
I am still continuing to make new work for the upcoming "River" venues:
weir house, Juncal Dam, gouache, 4"x4"