smaller scrolls

most of my scrolls are 5x2 feet
these are 2x1 feet
when I start a new size, it takes me awhile to figure out how to make the size "work"
also, the reds in the middle painting are wonder corals (not the blown out over-saturated shown here)


from the lab

Gamble Garden Art in the Garden july 15, 16
see the water glass at the top? I dipped my brush in, that was for drinking, so then went and got water jar, as seen on right


exploring visual approaches, Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden

searching for a visual shorthand, garden painting

practice for Gamble Garden Show

practice practice practice, I'll have 4 hours to paint outside, in front of a circling crowd

Art in the Garden
Inspirations of Nature
Friday, July 15, 7:00 to 8:30PM
Saturday, July 16, 10AM to 2PM 


buttons at Two Buck Tuesday

Maria's Make Ur Own Button station is back!
In a world filled with buttons, you can’t seem to find the right button...well come by our button making machine table! this month- Maria will help u design & make a button that is all YOU!.

Directions, Info and everything else at tonight Two Buck Tuesday




mom was right . winsor & newton demo .

hey, mom was right!
went to free Winsor & Newton demo at University Art, San Jose.
received free permanent sap green & cotman brush.

did some little pencil drawing of customers at local japanese bakery.
then redrew/painted her at home.

nice smooth color, interesting subtle variation in color. brush holds very fine sharp end

also, demo-ist (that a word) Christine Hanlon mentioned an interesting starter
triad to work with. and once I saw it, wham. immediately felt the color palette that i think in.
was funny as she was talking about it as if only good for drawing children's toys or something else artificial. nope, for me, is what i'd work in.

opera rose
transparent yellow
phthalo turquoise

i'm interesting in watercolor as a more portable way to paint not at home: outdoors, or in donut shops

hey Mom - do you know the difference between between pans and tubes?
which paint has a fragrance, why and what is it?

i believe this will work


Happy Meal One - for WORKS auction

Happy Meal One
acrylic on cigar box

Exhibit opens March 4, Auction is March 19!
Exhibition: March 4 through March 19
Reception: First Friday March 4 from 7pm to 11pm
Auction: Saturday, March 19 with final preview starting at 5pm and Auction at 7pm


join in and help crowd source art for San Francisco artist Tim Roseborough

I met Tim Roseborough at one of the 2010 01SJ Biennial meetings. We share an interest in digital art, new media art. He features such works at his San Francisco Scenius gallery.


He just informed me about his first New York Art Fair Exhibition.

And, we can all participate. I've been reading through the information, not sure how he would describe, but this seems to be in the real of "crowd sourced". Interesting project.

Vote for a total of nine (9) works to become unique art objects that will be featured  in my show, "Primary, Black and White" at Art Expo New York: March 25-27, 2011 at Pier 94 in New York City.
Learn about the project and vote.
Read the project-based blog.

Voting ... closes at 11:59 pm PST on Friday, February 25, 2011.

Let your voice be heard and become engaged in a new dimension in Art practice.

If you have questions, feel free to contact Tim Roseboroug 
info (at) scenius (dot) com



Hi there! You are invited to be a part of KALEID Gallery's Two Buck Tuesday event!


Two Buck Tuesday is a monthly (3rd Tuesday of every month) $2 art sale and artist/quirky people get-together with music, live art, open sketching table, demos, performances, informal speakers and other artsy happenings!  Those of you who have participated before are always welcome back!

This month the event is February 15th from 7-9 pm at KALEID Gallery, 88 S. 4th St. ste 130 San Jose, CA 95112

  • -We're looking for artists who would like to come out and paint/create live.  Set up your easel and let people see you at work!  You'd be welcome to bring a small table to sell your artwork.  
  • -We are especially interested in anyone who would like to do a demo especially something interactive.  It would be okay to have a small fee if you help a person make something they can take home with them.
  • -We're also looking for performers-musicians, puppeteers, actors, comedians, jugglers, dancers, etc.
If you are interested (or know someone who is) just send me an email and let me know what you'd like to do!

Matthew Seigel
  • Also include a link to your website/facebook if you would like us to promote you as a part of the event.
  • If you are painting, please remember to bring a dropcloth to put under your workspace.  
  • If you are selling anything please be prepared to handle your own sales (bring change).  The gallery does not take any commission on sales you make at your table.
  • PLEASE bring your own table and chairs and any other supplies you need, we don't have enough for everyone.  If you need power, please let us know ahead of time!
  • It's a great idea to have a little sign with your name or what you are demonstrating and prices (if any).
  • We do not charge anyone to be a part of Two Buck.  It's all about you sharing what you do and having a great time!
$2 TWO DOLLAR ART (why do you think we call it Two Buck Tuesday?)

  1. If you would like to make artwork for the $2 sale, bring us as many pieces as you would like that are 4"x6" or smaller with your name (and website if you like) on the back.
  2. Bring it to us by the Saturday before a Two Buck Tuesday to be a part of the upcoming event.
  3. We handle the 2 buck sales so you can submit artwork for the sale even if you can't be there for the event.
  4. You can pick up your sales money (again the gallery takes no commission) at the next month's event, just ask at the front desk. 

Thanks so much for taking the time to consider sharing your talents with us!



4 artists from The Pacific Art League showing at Cafe Zoe in Menlo Park Jan-Feb 2011

RECEPTION 1-3 Sunday Janurary 23 2011 at Cafe Zoe

Refreshments courtesy Cafe Zoe.

We welcome you to our reception and show.

Cafe Zoe is a cozy community coffee cafe located at intersecion of Menalto and Gilbert in Menlo Park.
Coffee, espresso, pastries, bagels and delicious panini. Free WIFI and local live music.

The 4 artists are all showing through The Pacific Art League community sites exhibit program. PAL, founded in 1921 is a Palo Alto based art organization.
40 percent of all art sales goes to PAL.


Lena Kashigin
My style is a balance between traditional representational painting and impressionism, based on my desire to create harmonious feeling of peacefulness and beauty. I strongly believe in the importance of positive emotions in our stressful lives, and I hope that my art evokes feelings of peace, happiness and well being in those who view it.

Darwin Poulos
Darwin utilizes 35mm and large format cameras, primarily a Canon A-1 and Shen-Hao 4x5. His B&W photographs are silver gelatin prints produced using traditional darkroom methods. They are usually selenium toned.

The beauty of nature has always fascinated him. The emphasis of his landscape photography is to share the form, texture, and tones that nature has intermingled into such imaginative subjects and stories.
Mr. Poulos has been greatly influenced by Ansel Adams and Edward Weston throughout his photographic career.

Matthew Seigel
Through energetic cascading sheets of color Matthew reinvents Japanese scrolls in modern materials.

Cathy Zander
My styles vary as widely as the media I use, and I draw inspiration from everything around me. Exploring colors is a dominate theme in most of my artwork. When asked what my favorite color is, I'm likely to reply, “the whole rainbow!” My individual art works vary from serene landscapes to playful twists on a theme (like unexpected puns).