Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Oh!  The luxury of a week off!  My idea of a vacation is either a go-go trip, visiting Rome or New York, or a do-nothing trip that involves lots of down time to read and work on jigsaw puzzles, nap, ride bicycles, and drink!  There were a lot of trashy murder mysteries consumed during this vacation, and a few gems, particularly "a land more kind than home," by Wiley Cash.  It broke my heart.

For you fellow jigsaw puzzle fans, I can't say enough good things about Liberty Puzzles.  They are the old fashioned all wood puzzles and their pieces are cut into unusual and amusing shapes that match the theme of each puzzle. http://www.libertypuzzles.com/

Here's an early morning photo taken along the Truckee River, just south of Lake Tahoe.... a far cry from my messy desk in the gallery!

Friday, August 3, 2012


Look what I got in my inbox today...

 East Shore Waters, by Charles Muench, oil 18" x 24"

It's EXCITING when a new show is on the horizon.  Images begin arriving through my email.  I get to view the artists works for the first time.  The thrill of seeing new paintings never wears off.

Today was a bonus day, I not only received images from Charles Muench, for the Gallery's September show, California Gems: Yosemite & Tahoe, but Kathleen Dunphy has started teasing me with a few images for her upcoming solo show, Ebb and Flow: Painting Nature's Rhythms, opening in October.

 Trail's End, by Kathleen Dunphy, oil 40" x 30"