Red Train revised and Come to the Show!
Here is a painting some of you might recognize at first, but look closer as it's been heavily revised for my show on the 22nd. I was never happy with it when it went out (I considered it unfinished) and am glad it didn't go at the time. Now it will be in the front window of the show. I'll post both versions for your edification and if you want to read about the area it was from please look up the old post in the archives. 24x48 oil on wood.
Here is another revised painting LA River 8x10 oil on linen-- I don't know if it's any better than the old one, but I think is has more warmth and texture.
On another note: I've been a loser patron member of the California art club for some years now and haven't been able to get into President Peter Adam's inner circle Artist Member level. That qualifies you to be in art shows like the Gold Medal Show with the heavy hitters and pay larger dues. They have a membership cap on the artist level so only once every few years to the doors crack open for a few to scoot in.
To bad about the membership cap, there are quite a few really talented artists who should have been invited in years ago, but felt ignored so they gave up trying. A shame as I think the club is a little weaker for it. Some are even starting competing clubs because they feel left out. I'm glad I made it this time, I was ready to crack myself.