Throw Back

The fun part about seeing an artist older work is seeing the changes, process, improvements, change of mediums. Looking back gives insight to where that artist has been, done, seen and their interpretation of those events. Below are a few paintings I found from 2005 done when I was studying in Rome, Italy. 

watercolor and colored pencil on paper, ©2005

watercolor and colored pencil on paper, ©2005

Watercolor on Paper, ©2005

Watercolor on Paper, ©2005

Rock and Rod Festival

As an artist painting mid century genre and themes, I am always interested in events that celebrate this time period. One event I found was Monterey Rock and Rod Festival. Hearing that I was an artist working on a series of 1950's paintings, they gave me two tickets for the weekends events. It was a perfect time to get out in the sunshine and enjoy 50's big band music, people, cars, and nostalgia. 
Dancin at the Sock Hop.jpg

Not only did I have a great time looking at the beautiful cars, eating some yummy food and people watching, but I got a lot of amazing photo references to work from. 

Midday Conversing.jpg

I was honored that they chose one of my paintings for this years poster and program. 

Rock and Rod Poster.jpg

This years event will take place May 17-18, 2013 at Monterey Fairgrounds. I am excited to attend again. I think I may even take my paint box and do some plein air painting this year. Check out the event at: http://www.montereyrockrod.com. I hope to see you there!