Friday, December 02, 2011

Playing Hooky

DAVe Warnke   Color Critters    Marker on 6" x 4" Martha Stewart paint chips 

This afternoon I kissed my computer goodbye and headed downtown. Helen Steele and DAVe Warnke both have art on exhibit this month at Hang Art Gallery.

The pieces above were drawn on Martha Stewart paint chips. Sometimes the name of the color influenced what DAVe drew (for instance the ice cream cone, which is drawn on the "Lemon Ice" chip.)

I met Helen at Fort Mason where we were taking a class in how to make repeat patterns. These particular paintings have got to be the farthest thing from repeat patterns I can imagine. Her work has been hung in the place of honor: right by the big front windows.

Helen has another opening at Room Gallery this Tuesday, December 6 at their new location in Mill Valley.

Helen Steele     A Moment in Time     Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36 inches