Here are two more of the 5″ x 5″ Pacifica inspired paintings that I just finished.
It’s getting closer – the Peninsula Chapter of Women’s Caucus for Art will be showing the work of over 20 artist members at the Coastal Arts League Gallery and Museum in Half Moon Bay, CA, opening on August 21.
The work of these artists is guided by the theme of BOUNDARIES and is expected to be diverse, thoughtful, and possibly provocative. I am co-curating the exhibit with Deanna Taubman and we have planned a reception for the artists on Saturday, August 22, 5 – 7PM.
The exhibit opens on August 21 thru September 20.
Several of my small abstract paintings have been consigned to Yonder Shop, a gallery on 158 Reina Del Mar, in the Vallemar district of Pacifica. Here is a statement I provided for these paintings:
Living in Pacifica for several decades has had a strong influence on my artwork – the many moods of the sea, the sky that changes from the clearest blue to gray and threatening, and fog that softens the edges of the landscape.
Winter storms bring waves crashing onto the sandy beaches and the rocky shore, while creating the greenest of hillsides.
These small abstract paintings are snapshots of my observations.
These are examples of the 5″ x 5″ acrylic/mixed media paintings on gallery wrapped canvas that are available at Yonder Shop. Stop by and take a look.
My painting, OCHIBA – Fallen Leaves, will be shown in the WCA Peninsula Chapter’s SEASONS OF LIFE exhibit at the Peninsula Art Institute Gallery, 1777 California Drive, Burlingame, CA, along with 15 other member artists. The exhibit opens on November 20 and runs through January 4, 2015, with a reception on Saturday, December 6, 1-4PM.
Gallery hours are Wednesday – Sunday, 11AM-5PM. This event is free and open to the public.
My painting, OCHIBA -Fallen Leaves, is one in my Haiku Threads series, and is accompanied by a haiku poem that I had written:
autumn shadow of my shadow
I need a second life
The Peninsula chapter of Women’s Caucus for Art presents a group exhibit of artwork with the theme of WATER.
The painting I selected for this exhibit is “Ancient Sea Bed”, acrylic/mixed media on 40″ x 30″ gallery wrapped canvas priced at $ 800.
Here is my statement: Our earth and seas are constantly changing with the land and water shifting their boundaries over time. Many millions of years ago there was a large inland sea in North America. It was a vast shallow sea, filled with abundant marine life including reptiles, birds, sharks and enormous fish and other invertebrates. My painting, Ancient Sea Bed, is my abstract representation of that past.
One: My painting, “Going To The Gypsy”, is being shown at Transmission Gallery, 770 West Grand Ave., Oakland, CA, as part of a group show DISCONNECT. The exhibit will run through July 19, 2014.
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Two: Three of my paintings were juried into the WEST PAINT exhibit at Pacific Art League, 668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto. The exhibit runs through June 26, 2014. This is the opening exhibit after an extensive remodel of the historical building and galleries. The three paintings are “Strata”, “Gemini’s Twin”, and “Stillness” – all acrylic on canvas.
Three: My painting, “Silent Snow”, was recently sold from the Coastal Arts League Gallery to a couple from the East Bay. This was an acrylic/mixed media painting on paper.
I am still doing paintings for my Haiku Threads series and have also done several mixed media paintings on paper that I will post at another time. All of the paintings listed above are available for sale and many of my Haiku Threads paintings are showing at the Coastal Arts League Gallery, 300 Main Street in Half Moon Bay. As always, I invite you to visit my website http://www.marianyap.com
Printmakers know that you have to run many sheets through the press before you wind up with something acceptable. So, what happens to all those rejects? Printmaking paper is so hardy and has a special tactile nature that I hate to destroy those rejects. I decided to try an experiment using details of rejected prints having similar elements to create a montage. Here is what I came up with:
I might have to do this again – I have plenty of rejects as resource material!
This piece is framed, 11-1/2″ x 13=1/2″ and is available for sale.
My latest painting, “Shadow Tales” is another in my Haiku Threads series. I used a metallic acrylic paint which adds a bit of luminosity to the canvas and then I collaged a strip of painted paper wrapped with corded threads. It is on 16″ x 16″ gallery wrapped canvas and is currently on display at The Coastal Arts League Gallery in Half Moon Bay and is available for sale.