Sunday, December 14, 2008

mixxx master

Recently, my buddy Jose turned me onto mixing my own pigments. The immediate difference I noticed was the quality of the paint being nice and buttery, the colors full and saturated. I decided to learn more and pick up a few more colors, so I made a visit to Sinopia, in San Francisco.

I was a bit of a kid in a candy store, conjuring up possibilities, being surrounded by shelves with an array of pure pigments. I was surprised to learn the costs being significantly lower than some store labels and of the variety/quality of colors available. I strangely felt as if some Renaissance master might be looking over my shoulder and I might be reconnecting with some missing link to painting, or maybe it was just my imagination, Jose and security camera.

Shelves of cadmiums/ultramarines and earthtones.

The goods to start with - a set of earthtones and a few other colors.

Mixing - adding in more pigment/linseed as needed. Only cold pressed linseed oil and pure pigment. No preservatives, additives or artificial flavoring.

Underpainting detail.

Here is a detail of one of the paintings I am currently working on. The LA Art Show is just around the corner...

Hope your holiday season is the best!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Hespe Gallery Exhibiting at Red Dot Miami Beach

December 6 - 9, 2008

Red Dot Miami Beach

Art Fair at the South Seas Hotel
1751 Collins Avenue between 17th & 18th Streets
Miami Beach, Florida

Hespe Gallery

251 Post Street, Suite 420
San Francisco, CA 94108
tel: 415.776.5918

Saturday, October 25, 2008


Gallery Henoch will be exhibiting new artworks at the Art of the 20th Century, the 7th Annual International art fair in New York.

Art of the 20th Century

November 7 - 10, 2008

The Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue, at 67th Street, New York, NY

Friday 11am - 8pm
Saturday 11am - 7pm
Sunday 11am - 7pm
Monday 11am - 5pm

Gallery Henoch
555 W 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
tel: 917.305.0003

Tues - Sat 10:30 - 6:00

Thursday, September 25, 2008

New artwork

Added 3 new paintings to the 2008 section of the website. They will be exhibited with Gallery Henoch at the US Artist Art Fair in Philadelphia.

US Artist Art Fair

October 17 - 19th, 2008

Show hours
Friday & Saturday, 11am - 8pm
Sunday, 11am - 5pm

33rd Street Armory, Philadelphia, PA

Gallery Henoch
555 W 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
tel: 917.305.0003

Tues - Sat 10:30 - 6:00

Thursday, August 21, 2008

summertime recap - works in progress

Made a visit south.

Went back to the MFA in Boston to see Antonio Lopez Garcia, and Winslow Homer. Both incredible shows and well worth the visit.

Checked out Cape Cod.

Made a visit even further south.

Here's a glimpse into the studio and a few details of some paintings in progress.

More coming soon.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Hespe 15th Anniversary Celebration!

May 27, 2008 - June 21, 2008.

Reception: Thursday, June 12, 2008 5:30 - 7:30pm.

I will be participating in the 15th Anniversary Show, the show will feature artworks from the gallery artist. Please join Hespe Gallery in celebrating 15 years of business!

Images of the new artwork have been added to the gallery website, and in the 2008 section of my site.

Hespe Gallery
251 Post Street, Suite 420
SF, CA 94108
tel: 415.776.5918

Monday, April 28, 2008


Good to take a break, waves were good and enjoyed some of the nice weather.

Recently, I did a guest visit and spoke to Kevin Moore's senior class at the Academy. It was great seeing Kevin and all the new upcoming minds at work.

Getting back in the studio I added a new light setup, so now when I work in the evening, I can actually see true colors that I am painting.

Started some new paintings, some events coming up, check back soon.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Before and after

The best is getting to visit/make friends when visiting the east coast. Before the show I had a little room to breath, so I made a visit over to Joel's studio to see what he has been working on.

I got to meet an amazing pastel artist Ryan Bradley, and got to see his studio. Then made a stop by to say hello to the Invisible crew, and saw RG killing it, and met Daniel Albrigo.

Since I have been to the Metropolitan museum almost every time I've visited NYC, I decided instead to seek out the Joaquin Sorolla's at the Hispanic Society in the Spanish Harlem.

Sorolla's draftsmanship, colors, and brush strokes just amazing.

After the show went north to visit Ithaca, and I found out why they say Ithaca is Gorges. Here are a few shots I took from the drive along the way.

It was refreshing to see nature after running around the city, and I suddenly was struck by some Ansel Adams fever and went photo crazy.

Next stop was to Boston to see some more museums. First we went to the Isabelle Stewart Gardner Museum, El Jaleo by Sargent is amazing to see. Then over to the MFA to see many more favorites.

Next stop, the Boston Public Library. Edwin Austin Abbey and Sargent murals are favorites to see. Then over to the Fogg Museum.

At first glance I thought this could be Kryptonite, but then taking a closer look it read "malachite".


It has been a fun trip, but I'm happy to return home and back behind the easel.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Gallery Henoch Show

Thank you everyone who supported and made this show so memorable. It was so great to see old friends and to make new ones!

Don't sleep, many more pics to come...