Thursday, September 9, 2010

Bigger Digital Splash, #1 of 12 Ltd Ed-SOLD

2Click image to enlarge.
Size:  30 x 30
Medium:  Digital Art, Giclee on Archival Paper
Dated: 9/7/2010

Not to sound redundant, but you know how much I like the work of David Hockney.  One of my favorite pieces of his is A Bigger Splash, painted in 1967.   While waiting for inspiration to come for my next painting, I pulled out a book of Hockney's paintings and marveled again at Bigger Splash and its brilliant simplicity.  A few minutes later I found my hands busily creating a digital painting of it.  It began as a practice exercise to keep nimble while awaiting inspiration but soon I was delightedly involved and feeling as though I were swimming along through his painting on that bright California day.

A Bigger Splash, David Hockney 1967

Some art notes of interest:  Art San Diego, sponsored by UBS, was held last weekend.  It was a wonderful experience that brought high-quality contemporary art galleries from across the U.S. and abroad to the Hilton Bayfront for 3 days.  I highly recommend planning any trips to San Diego around this annual  Art San Diego Fair.   The event was part of September's  Arts Month San Diego .