The Art of Food: Delicious at STUDIO Gallery SF & CUESA's 12th Annual Sunday Supper

Sept 26, 2014

Chartreuse à la Royale, a fancy late Victorian entremet
invented by the food writer Agnes B. Marshall found here

Today's post is about FOOD, glorious FOOD!!!

 ...and ART, of course.

Recalling Wayne Thiebaud's marvelous paintings of gumball machines, pies and popsicles, the San Francisco "STUDIO Gallery", puts on an eclectic annual exhibit "DELICIOUS" that ranges in medium from sculptures of meat to painted landscapes with cows. If it has to do with food, you can probably find it here... Candy, cakes, restaurants, serving staff, cooks, farms and even abstract art made with plastic 6-pack holders. The exhibit opens in San Francisco this Sunday, Sept 28th from 1pm to 6pm.

I love this exhibit. In past years, I have purchased a banana painting and an orange slice, pottery necklace. I have browsed with friends and other artists and gone for dinner afterwards. It's a wonderful treat. Don't miss this exhibit.

"Au Pair's Night Out"  11" x 14" oil on canvas, C. Proppé  2014

My painting of the last week was headed in the direction of the food show, and then I just had fun and turned it into an "ad" for another upcoming event, "CUESA's 12 Annual Sunday Supper" an evening party on October 5, 2014.
This event is a fundraiser for CUESA in San Francisco and includes food by 40 top chefs and a four-course dinner, all in the beautiful Ferry Plaza buildings on the Embarcadero in San Francisco. To purchase tickets for this, visit here...

If you want to purchase or see more about my 3 Pears by the Bay painting, visit here...

Thanks for visiting.


The Art of Following Directions:
Back to the Drawing Board

Sept 22, 2014

I am back at school this semester- Academy of Art University, San Francisco... taking an advanced Packaging Design Class that addresses sustainable packaging.  I have learned so much in just a couple weeks... One of the most important things to note is that when the teacher asks for 8-12 sketches of something, you better give them that many sketches.  I am playing catch up now, but it's been great to learn new tools.  In fact, here is my first class project IN PROGRESS... I still have 4 weeks to go to perfect this "Designer Paint Can" project.  The great thing is that I finally am using ISSUU... I am slow to get to these great tools, but here is my start:

I need to do about 6 more sketches like these... and then 12 of the font identity treatment... Back to the drawing board it is...