I started this painting today at Clark Summit Farm, as part of the Art on the Farm series, for Marin Organic. I couldn't believe the color of the blue bath tub, with the reds and oranges of the chickens, dancing all around it. I had to paint it. I look foward to finishing this one from the photos I was able to take out there. The farm had many great old barns, lots of pigs, goats, chickens and dogs. All the animals were very friendly, and roaming free. It got very windy in the afternoon, and my painting actually fell into the dirt... Stay tuned to see if I can "fix it up".For more photos and info about today's outing at Clark Summit, see the blog post, here, at Art on the Farm Blog.
This photo was selected today by the Marin IJ as one of the two winners of their "Summer Fun in Marin County" reader photo contest. I won two seats behind home plate at an upcoming Giants and Rockies game in San Francisco. What makes this even more memorable is that this photo was taken on the weekend of my 40th Birthday. Thank you, Marin IJ!
Several months ago, I searched Flickr for photos of Iceland, and was connected to Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir's photostream on Flickr. I added several of her photos to my favorites, and then thought nothing about it for a while. Months have gone by and I return to see what she's up to, and have learned that she has become something of an internet sensation, with so many hits to her photos that she doesn't have time to reply to people. She was written about in the Wall Street Journal, and has subsequently done photography work for Toyota. Having fallen in love with Iceland in the 90's, I am excited to see this woman and mother of two boys doing so well with her career, doing what she loves and being discovered. Her work is phenomenal, truly inspiring. She is an online marketing genius and will certainly increase tourism to Iceland! Here is how you can see her work...
I actually wrote her about knitting sweaters for my boys, and I truly hope that she is too busy with fantastic photography assignments and won't have time for the knitting soon... Although... knitting is very relaxing and an art all in itself!
Visual Impact: Work by Recent Marin Arts Council Grantees
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