On Saturday, I was out and about in Joshua Tree, catching up on just a few of the art events. The first event I enjoyed was Martha Jacobson's lecture at the public library. Martha Jacobson paints these really cool watercolors inspired by photographs taken by the Hubble Telescope. There was a good crowd for the talk, and I enjoyed hearing Jacobson talk about her art. I tried to take a couple of photos of her paintings, but they had glass on them and I did not get any good images to share. The show stays in the library until January 5th, so if you get a chance, I highly recommend it. The art talks are sponsored by the MBCAC and the Friends of the Joshua Tree Public Library.
True World Gallery, where there is an exhibition of my friend Tina Bluefield's art. They are showing a nice sampling of Bluefield's art, including abstracts, landscapes, and collage. Apparently, the Red Arrow has now relocated to a space in closer to downtown Joshua Tree, but I did not make it over there. I was too busy admiring Bluefield's paintings! Plus, I was struggling to get myself back in the studio after too much time away from my own art.
It is always better to see paintings live and in person, so if you are in Joshua Tree or vicinity, please do stop at True World Gallery. If you don't live nearby, you can visit Tina Bluefield's website to see a bigger sampling of her oil paintings.
I have finally managed to get myself in the studio with oil paint once again. After an interruption of over two weeks, I am struggling a little to find out where I was heading with my work. I have jumped into an entirely new direction now, but I am beginning to rediscover the thoughts I had before leaving. I hope to have something interesting to show you soon.