cleaning the studio...

...and other adventures in art

I neglected to post photos from my show at Monterey Peninsula College before the holidays, so I have some catching up to do. Here I am, breathing deeply in front of two of my canvases, preparing for the artists’ talk.

Barbara Downs standing in front of her paintings

It was a beautiful show, and many thanks to Melissa Pickford, gallery director, for being such a joy to work with.  We had a good turnout for the artists’ talk.  The talks were illuminating…it’s always interesting to get in the head of another artist, to see their work through their own eyes, hear what they have to say about their process, and, since this is a teaching gallery, to hear their pointers for other artists.

Here’s my good friend and painting compatriot Tom Maderos contemplating my pieces.

Tom Maderos viewing the paintings of Barbara Downs