Sergio Lopez - North SF Bay Area Fine Artist

Upcoming Shows and Events

-May: "California Light" - Landscapes. Christopher Queen Gallery, Duncans Mills, CA.
May 21-June 29: Paso Robles Art Festival
•June 18-21: Paint San Clemente, Southern California.
-June 29-July 5th: Telluride Plein Air.
-September 2014: Sergio Lopez/Mia Bergeron - Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC.
-October 2014: "The Traveling Painters," 3-Person Show - Christopher Queen Gallery, Duncans Mills, CA.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A New Blogging Venture For Me

Hey everyone! Hope the new year is going well. I am busy and very excited about the new paintings I am working on now. I will be updating the blog very soon with new paintings! But I wanted to let you know about a new blog I am helping to contribute to.

My friend Carole Gray-Weihman is a plein air painter and teacher who helps run an independent art school in Petaluma. She's also a good friend of mine and we get together every so often to talk shop and trade tips and tricks. There are two things I like doing: painting and figuring out how to do things on the cheap. I will be contributing things to this blog and they will probably be short blog posts if I can help it. To kick it off, I reposted an oldie from this blog about how to build a wet panel carrier out of an old ammo box. This is an example of the sort of thing I want to blog about, but I am interested in also sharing knowledge about other things not necessarily about plein air, or building things etc. I would also be interested in talking about the other things I do, such as social networking, website upkeep, surfing the web for inspiration. I've come up with efficient ways of getting certain things done and I would be happy to share. But there will also be contributions on the blog by famous plein air painter Lori Putnam and Linda Rosso, an artist and marketer. Follow this link, and bookmark it:

http://pleinairliaisondiy.blogspot.com/

If there are any ideas for blog posts you want to see from me, I'd love to hear your ideas!
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Monday, December 03, 2012

Spoke Art Gallery (San Francisco) - Moleskine Project #2 - My Sketchbook Paintings

I am eagerly anticipating this upcoming group show that I am going to be a part of. The lineup is absolutely amazing, along with the art I have already seen. Rodrigo Luff is a great up-and-coming artist from Australia who is slowly making his way into the West Coast art scene. His work blends realism and surrealism through mixed-media in way that's all his own. He's made huge improvements since I first started seeing his work on conceptart.org. You're going to see him do big things, so get on board right now. http://www.artofrodrigo.blogspot.com/

Many of his sketchbook pages will be up for sale for this show I am promoting, as well as a ton of other artists who influence Rodrigo, including myself. Check out the flier:


Most of the time my sketchbook these days has just become where I work out compositions and do rough studies for where my finished paintings are going to go. These I worked up a bit more than I would normally, but I wanted them to be as honest to my working process as I could keep them.

These pictures will be framed so that both sides of the page will be displayable. 

Page 1: Painted Roses Studies: Floofie (Indoors)
Side 1:
 Side 2:

Page 2: Painted Roses Studies: Floofie (Outdoors)
 Side 1:
 Side 2:

Not only am I excited to be showing alongside my friend, but I am just as excited to be showing alongside the other featured artists. The quality of the work is exceptional! I am so humbled to have my work hanging next to these heavyweights!

Jeremy Enecio
Akira Beard
 Alex R Kirzhner
 Brett Amory
 Jeremy Mann
Karla Ortiz
Laura Rose Bifano
Sam Wolfe Connelly
Serge Gay Jr.
Tran Nguyen
Ville Ericsson
Want to see this and so many other great pieces in person? The opening reception is Thursday December 6th, from 6PM to 10PM. It is at Spoke Art, 816 Sutter Street, San Francisco, California 94109. The show will go until the 29th of December.
Also, interested in collecting any of these great pieces? Email Spoke Art (click link) to request an advance collector's preview.

More info can be found here:
http://spoke-art.com/

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