I have spent the weekend taking my turn sitting at the Joshua Tree Art Gallery, the collective gallery where my art proudly hangs in downtown Joshua Tree. I would always prefer to be in the studio, but I do realize the importance of getting feedback, and meeting people who are interested in my art. JTAG will most likely close down for the summer at the end of this month, but we will be re-opening once more in September. If you haven't been in the gallery yet, and you live nearby, it is definitely worth the visit. We are generally only open on the weekend, from 10 to 3 pm, but you can also call or email one of the artists (like me!) for an appointment.
I have been working on the new series with some miniature paintings this past week. I am trying to paint the music I listen to. Here are three of them.
As the desert is slowly beginning to warm up, the flowers fade. I do have a few things in my yard that are still blooming, but I wanted to show you this obscene flowering cactus from a few weeks ago. It amazes me that the flowers seem to be bigger than the cactus.
Next weekend, M and I will be loading up the Gordita once again to head off for La Jolla. This will be my last festival for a couple of months, and I am looking forward to withdrawing back into the studio once again.