Sunday, October 31, 2010

Monterey Museum of Art

Yesterday, I explored the Monterey Museum of Art La Mirada for the first time. There are actually two locations for the museum, one has traditional art and I visited it two weeks ago (sorry, no photos!)

The La Mirada location is a few blocks away and focuses on contemporary art. The building itself is interesting, it was one of the original old adobe houses that was added onto over the years by various owners. (The art is shown in a large, new addition.)

The show by Ingrid Calame was very interesting. I am posting two shots of her work--one is a painting and the other is a "site specific" piece that will be painted over at the end of the show. A crew of helpers used a crane to "pounce" dry pigment onto the wall using full-size stencils.

The tree photo was taken from the outside garden, which is also very nice.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Angel and orchids from the Allied Arts Guild

Last spring, I visited the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park for painting and photography. This scene was in a corner near the plant shop. Today I finally got back into it--eventually, I will add more shadows and depth.