This is a plea from a wonderful and talented artist, Sylvia Benitez. Sylvia is the president and founder of the Gentileschi Aegis Gallery Association which is located in San Antonio, Texas, also known as, GAGA, a network that helps to … Continue reading
This painting was the first significant painting Vincent Farrell sold and the beginning of a 50 year art career. The painting was of red Canon lilies with a shovel against a wooden fence, the subject matter was taken from our garden at home and became the cover for his first professional brochure. The purchaser of the painting was a man from Dallas, Texas. The following post shows a then current biography and photograph of Vincent Farrell in 1966.
Spring has FINALLY officially arrived with the conclusion of the SXSW 2013 Interactive, Film and Music conference held in Austin, Texas. Although, I am a little disappointed I never made it over the the SXSW trade show held at the Austin Convention Center in order to say “hello” to the wonderful WordPress staff, yet, I am guilty to say I had a fun filled time at SXSW this year but my feet are paying the price today. yikes! It was a great conference and I was so fortunate to attend. Prince, closed the event with an amazing 3 hour concert at La Zona Rosa. All were entranced by the magnitude of the Prince himself and the live presence of his music at the conference. Prince was clearly the hottest ticket to be had, as was Justin Timberlake, for pop music lovers and another for me personally was Bernhoft, the norwegian musician extraordinaire, too many bands, too many margaritas and not enough time.
SXSW is still one of the great music, film and interactive conferences around and there is no comparison. Always unique and thoughtfully constructed show cases are painstakingly assembled by SXSW staff months in advance, bringing musicians from all over the world to Austin. Almost every musical genre is represented and this year had a total of 19,000 bands playing over a 4 day period. Heaven!!!
Quick Escape in “Prime Suspect”, Episode 17 of Season 10
A media frenzy surrounding an unidentified criminal prompts Gibbs’ (Mark Harmon) barber to question his son’s involvement and ask for Gibbs’ help in ruling out his son as a prime suspect, on NCIS, Tuesday, March 5 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Get the full scope of the story about this NCIS episode at http://www.cbs.com/shows/ncis/
Mark Harmon stars in the most watched television show in the world, NCIS, and this episode’s location is the lovely Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Resort in Oxnard California where my father , Vincent Farrell , created a mural and other art work for the hotel. We are very excited to have this opportunity and hope you all have a chance to view the episode!!!
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A brochure from the first gallery show in Laguna Beach at our 1330 South Coast Hwy. Laguna Beach Studio Gallery. This painting was oil on linen depicting a still life with a large bouquet of his favorite flowers, various shades of large China mum and gladioli flowers in a crystal vase on a white linen table cloth, with french doors opening to a balcony, over looking the pacific ocean.
The painting was the cover of the brochure and on the back was a then current biography of my father’s most recent accomplishments. The show took place in August of 1975 and it was quite an affair with full catering and open bar, there were over 1000 people in attendance and every painting sold.
My father shows were always grand, elegant and fun, he enjoyed them as much as his patrons! Most paintings were hung while the paint was still wet, it takes at least one year for an oil painting to completely dry. As my father would quote his beloved maestro Sergei Bongart, “Paint like you are rich!” . Layer upon lay of oil paint using only linseed oil and practically no turpentine to thin the paint was the reason for the long drying process.