Sunday, November 28, 2010

6" Squared exhibit at Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA

I'm proud to be part of the 6" Squared Exhibit at the Randy Higbee Gallery in Costa Mesa, CA.
The show opens Sat. Dec. 4th, but works are available for pre sale right now.

There are a lot of quality artists that have submitted work to this show. Each piece measures 6x6".
If you are in the area it would be a great reception to attend.
Here is the invitation. I am real happy to have one of my paintings included on it.

I have 6 works included, but only 4 will be shown at the reception and for judging. The other two are replacements if works are sold. All of them are for sale.
I've included pictures two of them with the frame as well so you can see how nice the float mount frames look. None of the image is covered up with this type of frame which is nice on such a small scale where every brushstroke right out to the edge is important.

"Mexican Horseman" 6x6" oil, Frank Gardner © 2010

"Mexican Horseman" SOLD. Frank Gardner © 2010

"The Gate" 6x6" oil, Frank Gardner © 2010
$475. framed.

"The Gate" framed $475. Frank Gardner © 2010

"Giving the Dog a Ride" 6x6" oil, Frank Gardner © 2010
$475. framed. SOLD

"Give Me Your Hand" 6x6" oil, Frank Gardner © 2010
$475. framed. SOLD

"San Martin de los Terreros" 6x6" oil, Frank Gardner © 2010
$475. framed. SOLD

"Preparing Tacos" 6x6" oil, Frank Gardner © 2010
$475. framed. SOLD

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

"No Hurry" at M Gallery in Chareston

This is another of my favorite paintings at my one person show currently on display at M Gallery in Charleston.
It's based on one of my 5x7 mini paintings from the Bicentennial Collection called "Evening Light".
I was able to take it so much further on the larger scale.
The painting has a beautiful dark frame on it and is still available.

"No Hurry" 30x40" oil on linen, Frank Gardner © 2010
$6,000. Framed. Available at M Gallery, Charleston,SC

Riding into the evening light, these two boys lead the family's cows home at the end of a day of grazing in the fields. The trees and vines along the fence on the right block the sun. The feeling of coming out of the shadow as they round the corner into the bright sunlight is what I was trying to capture in this painting. The closeness of the animals on the narrow road group them together into one mass of shadow while the legs against the sun on the road and a few highlights on their backs define them just enough.

"Evening Light" 5x7" oil on panel, Frank Gardner © 2010
Private Collection

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

One more new piece for Charleston Show

Taking one more piece up with me for my solo show at M Gallery in Charleston.

R.S.V.P. for the Preview Showing of "Magical San Miguel" featuring 30+ new works.
Latin Guitar, Mexican Hors d'Oeuvres, Champagne Sangria and a Live Painting Demonstration.
Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, 5 - 7 p.m. M Gallery of Fine Art, 11 Broad Street, Charleston, SC.
Contact Janice Rossmann,, (843)727-4500

"Goyo's Burro" 16x20" oil, Frank Gardner © 2010
$1,800. Framed. Available at M Gallery, Charleston,SC