Friday, August 18, 2017

NOAPS Juried Show and Sale

Mariachi Brothers
oil
24 x 30

National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society

Happy to be included in the NOAPS Juried Show and Sale at 
R.S. Hanna Gallery
Fredricksburg, Tx.
beginning Sept. 1st.

If you're in the area please stop by!

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Inner City Blues


Inner City Blues
16 x 20  oil

Here's something a little different for you.  My friend saw this and
asked"when did Rick get a tattoo?"
My response: "You're kidding right?  He would never get a tattoo with a flower in it."



Meet Sammy:

Sammy

We have a fountain with a crack behind it.  Sammy the Snake lives there.  He is looking for a mate and his dating profile says his hobbies are rat hunting, slithering, and sleeping all day, in that order.  Every evening, when I’m relaxing watching the sun set, he appears.  Even though we keep different hours and have nothing in common, we can happily co-exist.  There’s a lesson in there somewhere.  Then he sticks his tongue out at me and moves on.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Mariachi Brothers

Mariachi Brothers
24 x 30
oil
by Bruce Bingham

Back in the saddle again, as the saying goes, after
that pinched nerve in the back thing.
Man, that was a show stopper.

Life is good again and I'm full of ideas.
I think a break sometimes gives you fresh insight into
the direction you want to head next.
It's all one big wonderful journey.

If you're in the middle of an enforced painting break
I wish you a speedy recovery and
renewed enthusiasm:)

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Chiquita and a little help from my friends:)





Chiquita  12 x 16 oil
by Bruce Bingham

What have you been up to?  I've missed you all.
I'm back in action, or I should probably say almost up to speed.
I am painting again and that makes me happy. 

This has been a great time to be in the studio and revisit some of
my reference material from my Cuba trip of things I've wanted to paint. 

When I went to the Plein Air Convention in San Diego 
I got a pinched nerve in my spine that put me
flat on my back.  Literally I could not get up!  Long story short and to
save you from much whining and unnecessary details,
the hospital got me up and walking again and I was able to get back home.
Special thanks to my pal Ellen Willis for getting me to the ER and making sure I was in good hands.

Robi and I were both greatly relived I could make the plane ride home.
I was seriously worried about that.
He has barely left my side while I've been convalescing.
If anyone wants some good book titles just let me know.

So I missed all of PACE17 except one morning watching Quang Ho paint
which was probably worth the entire price of admission.  What an inspiration he is!
Sadly I have nothing to report to you, not even any photos.

I do want to thank you all for helping me get selected for the Plein Air Wars!
Fortunately Hai-Ou Hou was able to take my place.


Relief!



Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Vintage Bottles and demo in Fredricksburg.

Wow, what a whirlwind!

I had so much fun painting last week in the Marble Falls
Paint the Town event.

My pal Jeanne Reavis was in town from Houston
and we had the best time scouting out locations.
You can check out Jeanne's work here.

We found this garage full of collectibles and I focused in on 
these vintage bottles in the original tin carton.
I was in heaven!

Fresh Up
Oil, 12 x 16
sold


Fortunately it found a good home right off the bat!


Still Standing
Oil. 12 x 16
available

This old barn was another find!
It was a fantastic week

If you're in the Fredricksburg area please stop b RS Hanna gallery during the Art walk.
I'll be giving a demo from 1-3 with the painting raffled off to a charity!
Please stop by!

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Harley

A couple of weeks ago I did a demo for Austin Pets Alive.
I donated a Pet Portrait and a cute couple,
Brandie and Daniel,
won the drawing.

They sent me photos of one of their pets:  Harley.

 Harley
12 x 12 oil


Such a cute old guy, and a pleasure to paint!

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Monday, March 20, 2017

AIS: Impressions Small Works Showcase



Last weekend I flew to Costa Mesa for the AIS Paintout, Show Opening, demos and workshops.  I love painting in California, the light and atmosphere are special. The show was fantastic, filled with beautiful paintings.  You can see the award winners and a lot of the show by clicking here.




Ray's workshop group pic

I enjoyed taking a workshop with Ray Roberts on painting rocks and water.  Growing up on a beach I have a special love of the water.  Ray is a master of the subject and really explains the spectral highlights, AKA, sparkle.  Our first day was very sunny and the following was moody and foggy. These are my favorites out of 11 studies I did:

Wave Painting


Rock Painting.


Kathy Riedinger and I having fun at the opening.


The next day I crashed Peggi Kroll Roberts workshop for the second day of her two day workshop, Figures on the Beach.  I’ve been a long time fan of  both Ray and Peggi so it was a special treat.  I was able to buy one of Peggi’s paintings.  It’s of Ray painting, on the left, and part of our class watching him.
I think she needed to relax after judging such a big show!




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