Sergio Lopez - North SF Bay Area Fine Artist

Upcoming Shows and Events

•Spoke Art: April 7, 2016. "The 5th Annual Moleskine Show." San Francisco, CA.

•Bakersfield Museum of Art: April 9th, 2016. "Kern County Plein Air." Bakersfield, CA.

•Christopher Queen Gallery: May 1st, 2016. "The Golden Hour." Duncans Mills, CA.

•Abend Gallery: May 13th, 2016. "Contemporary Figuration." Denver, CO.

•Paso Arts Fest: May 26th, 2016. "Signature Exhibition." Paso Robles, CA.

•Los Gatos: June 18th, 2016. "Los Gatos Plein Air." Los Gatos, CA.

Sonoma Plein Air: September 10th, 2016 "Sonoma Plein Air." Sonoma, CA.

•Modern Eden Gallery: September 17th, 2016. Beautiful Bizzare Invitational Show. San Francisco, CA.

•Christopher Queen Gallery: October 2nd, 2016. "A Splendid Journey: 40th Anniversary Show." Duncans Mills, CA.

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Lucid Color: Finding My Way Through A New Series

This is a new series for me called "Lucid Color," which deal with figures as the inspiration to anchor the explorations of color and design to. I am excited about the directions that this series can go and I am already thinking of ways to go with it, but for now I am going to offer up these as evidence of where I am with it at the moment.

I don't always do miniature studies before I dive into finished paintings, but since this is a new series I want to give myself the chance to experiment with different approaches before I decide on the best method to paint the final images for this series. I also like having the opportunity to create collectible versions of studies that I would normally work out in my sketchbooks.

"Red Is The Night" 4.5x12 oil on linen mounted on board. Link To The Gallery Show.

"Ocean of Blue And Lace" 5x10 oil on linen mounted on board. Link To The Gallery Show.

"It Could Turn To Ashes" 8x5 oil on linen mounted on board. Link To The Gallery Show.

"Madness For Red" 8x5 oil on linen mounted on board. Link To The Gallery Show

These two 6x6 inch paintings I did my best to render as completely as I can for the show. I learned from doing them at this size that it's impossible to create the surface/mark-making effects that I want to use in this series. I want to take them in a different direction and feel than the Painted Roses series, they are too similar in feel right now than what I want to do.

"Organized Commotion" 6x6 in. oil on linen mounted on board. Link To The Gallery Show.

"Silk Night" 6x6 oil on linen mounted on board. Link To The Gallery Show.

You will have an opportunity to view these in person if you are in Southern California and Denver. 

If you are in the Denver area, you can go to Abend Gallery to see the first 4 paintings in person. It's at 2260 E Colfax Avenue if you are not yet familiar. They will be part of the 25th Annual Miniatures Show. It's going to be a who's who of artists from around the country. I wish I could be there but if you can, you need to go! About 700 paintings, many of them will be top notch. More information by clicking HERE. (http://abend.co/25th-mini-show)

In Costa Mesa, California, I will have the two square paintings at Randy Higbee's 6 Inch Squared show. Artist Gala Opening Reception, Saturday, December 5th, 6:00 to 9:00 pm. The Randy Higbee Gallery is located at 102 Kalmus Dr. Costa Mesa, California 92626. You can view the paintings from the other artists by clicking on THIS LINK.

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