Thursday, September 11, 2014

New Race Car

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Long Time No See

Well gee, it's been a long time huh? Well, I can't promise to post on a regular basis, but I liked this too much not to do so. Here's a link to the Albermarle Gallery where the artist, Matteo Massagrande has a show. Hat tip to The Fox is Black.

Thursday, February 05, 2009


Long time, I know. I can't even promise I'll make up for it this year, but as of now, I'll try to put up something worthwhile once a month. I just don't want to throw something up for its own sake.

So, the following photos are of a couple small sculptures at Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas., my and Melicious' alma mater. They are carved alabaseter from 1536-1548 named Warriors Bearing the Arms of the Van Den Berghe and Schore and of the Van Der Noot and Watermaele Families. Frankly, these are the first pieces of art that I really loved. I think the workmanship is extraordinary (truly, click on the detail photos and marvel) and since they are part of the permanent collection, they are always on display. It was great to see them after a decade or more. So, if there are any readers out there, what was your first favorite piece of art?






Tuesday, September 09, 2008




Melissa Chandon, an artist new to me, opened a new exhibition at I. Wolk Gallery in St. Helena, CA this past weekend. Most galleries up there remind me of the galleries in Monterey, that is to say the art displayed is not to my taste. Once again though a lone standout, well, stood out.

I like this work very much. And so apparently does Wayne Thiebaud who says "Chandon has developed an effective synthesis of abstract and representational elements in her works. This gives the works an intensity and raw graphic power to behold"

If you have a chance to go see the works they are worth the trip. Try also to hit Elizabeth Spencer Winery, in the old post office across from the Rutherford Grill. Each wine was very good and relatively reasonable.

For those interested, the works ranged in price from $3500 to $9500 (as was our favorite, the Snow King sign), while the piece with the palms was priced at $35000. It must have been 8'x8' or larger. The I. Wolk site has all of the paintings shown.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Neil Berrett has a show worth seeing up at American Rag Clothing on Van Ness. He's done some wonderful work photographing the abandoned buildings at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard and has named it "Decommissioned". Nice work Neil!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Thomas Reynolds Gallery opened a new show of work by Daniel Levigoureux last night and I was happy to have the opportunity to attend. The work on display was from Daniel's Seaside collection. I liked it very much as it ranged from the geometric...



... to the rather spare (my favorite as it reminds me of morning on the South Carolina coast).



Thomas also presented a few pencils that Daniel had completed upon arriving in SF...




...as well as an older work that I enjoyed as well.



Un-presented but shown on Thomas' site are works from Daniel's Countryside series that I like as well.



From this collector's viewpoint his work is nice in that it is reasonably (for me) priced in the low 4 figures. That allows me to collect two different styles and/or moods if I so desire.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Oops, a bit late again, but good news, I am employed again. I don't start until 7/7 (hopefully that'll be lucky) so I will be accompanying Melicious on her upcoming shoot in Tokyo. It'll be my first visit there and to commemorate, I thought that I'd show you some work that we love but have not yet purchased.

Tom Killion is a Marin county artist who does woodcuts in the Japanese style. We like many of them but here are some of our favorites. They are all under $500 for prints between 1 and 2 feet square. The blocks are destroyed in the process.

Talk to you in July!

This first is of Greenwood Cove on the Mendocino coast



The next is the Big Sur coast



The next is West Point from Mt. Tmalapais



The last is of San Francisco from Grizzly Peak