Monday, February 18, 2008

Okay, Okay, I'm a few days late, but hey, its a long weekend, and I was out having fun.  Not that this isn't fun, but, well, you know, some stuff is funner, but, not right now.  Right now, this is fun.

Anyway, perhaps you've thought that the Carmel, CA art scene was all about historic paintings or Kinkade-type paintings.  We did, but no, there is at least one gallery with taste like ours.  So much so, in fact, that one or our artists was showing there. That gallery is Trajan Gallery and Tracey Sylvester-Harris showed a number of paintings.  

Melicious' favorite was Sleeping Beach 36" x 48"

Mine was Surfer, 48" x 36"

We also really liked the work of Mark Beck. Eleven O'Clock Train 16" x 18" was very nice at $4,750

But the real beauty was Icon 56" x 68". It looked so powerful on the wall, but we just don't have the space for it (or the will to spend 5 figures on it.)

We also liked the work of Kelly Reemsten who did a number of works on wood, each 20" x 20" and $2500.

Finally, at Oliver Elliott and Sebastian Fine Art we saw the work of Jose Esteban Basso. Most of the stuff at OES was Chagall prints and Picasso drawings, but Basso was interesting. This work in particular caught my eye. Tarde de Verano is 31" x 28" framed and is priced at $6.900.

You'll note that the images are a mix of those from the gallery and my own photos. Sometimes the gallery ones aren't very good, and also, I think that its important to see how they are framed. So, I use a lot of my photos unless they don't do the work justice (like Icon and Surfer above) or there are multiple photos of a single artist's work and they are framed similarly.