Archive for October, 2009


upcoming

Friday, October 30th, 2009

first off…a big thank you to all that came and supported me during the open studios weekend. had some great reactions and discussions about the new work. i am planning some “mini” open studios at my own space in the upcoming months. first one is planned for mid-december as a holiday studio show. check back soon!

just a quick blog to update all with what’s coming around the corner…

in the next few weeks i’ll be working on two commission pieces for a new client. one is 38 x 56 x 2.5 inches and the other is 24 x 12 x 2 inches. the larger one is going to be in my orange hues, with some structural feel with the white and dark brown/orange colors i use (similar to “compassionate industrialist”, which is on the site). the other one will focus in on my blue hues with the contrast of textural white. i plan on showing the evolution and process of the “commission piece” here as i go.

also, i’ll be preparing for a meeting with city art gallery in the mission on november 10. this is an opportunity for me to show them some of my paintings and discuss joining their coop gallery. it’s a great opportunity and looking forward to it! will keep you posted.

kandinsky at the guggenheim

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

kandinsky retro just opened at the guggenheim.
nyc trip may need to happen before jan. 13. kandinsky is one of my top 5 favorite artists.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/18/arts/design/18kandinsky.html

david hockney and the iphone

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

david hockney has an affinity for the iphone app, brushes…one of my parents from work passed this article along from nytimes.
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/23176

pretty cool what he has done here. i’ve downloaded it, but no time to master yet. let me know what you think.

sunday open studios

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

here are a few pictures, one is of me doing last minute touch ups friday night. one is of my little lady taking in the art;)

sunday open studios

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

very busy day at open studios yesterday.  there from 8am – 10pm.  had some great interactions with patrons.  i look to build on that for some good momentum today!  if you didn’t make it by yesterday, come on by today.  will be there from 11am – 6pm.

2050 bryant street b/t 18th & 19th street

see you today,

raymond

1 day until open studios

Friday, October 9th, 2009

i’ve been working late hours all week to finish up work, matte unframed/framed work and mount over 30 new 4 inch box paintings…and yes, am starting to feel rundown a little, but one more day/night to keep pushing!  my pops comes in this afternoon, so i’ll have a much needed an extra pair of hands and will try to hit the hay before midnight.  here’s a quick picture of two of the new 4 inch box paintings:  hope to see you this weekend…don’t forget that you can follow me on twitter now.  twitter.com/raymond_difley

from a series of new box paintings

from a series of new box paintings

pre-open studios painting sold

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

just received word from a client that she’s buying dense-steam embrace…very excited, a sign of a good things to come this weekend, I hope.