Flea Market Phew!
Okay, so the Long Beach flea market is tomorrow and I was still working on my paintings this morning … just refining things and signing them, but still. At this point in my life things that used to take no time at all seem to go on forever! Anyway, they’re finished now and I really love them, even if these photos are not great. My brief for all the flea market pieces was to use reclaimed wood as a canvas, and include a depiction of a succulent. The first one titled ‘AGUA’ I’ve already posted; these last two don’t really have titles. The larger of them is painted on a discarded gate and is done in an old billboard/sign style … maybe it’s the logo for the BIG ‘A’ ALOE FARM? The other, painted onto an old pantry door, is done in a hyper-stylized ’60s style and includes several fantasy succulents and a tiny elf owl (I just discovered this bird, which lives in the desert and gets all its water from the insects it eats). I’m hoping we, Dustin, Denise, myself, get to see lots of our blog readers at the flea — I haven’t been in a couple years so I’m looking forward to it. See you there!
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THE LONG BEACH ANTIQUE MARKET is held the third Sunday of each month
Veterans Stadium, 4901 E Conant St, Long Beach, CA 90808; (323) 655-5703