"The days spent waiting were making me disappear, not quite a ghost yet, but not quite whole. When she finally walked in, stepping into the shadows like she was stepping into a cool bath, I realized I'd been tailing the wrong dame. The picture was complete and I was wearing the frame. She shot me a look that was like a bullet from a gun. Everything was about to go wrong and I didn't give a damn". R.F.
"These Bones For Hire" 8 x 24" Casein & Oil on Cradleboard
I was thinking about camping over the weekend. Not the tent in the bush type camping, which is fine from what I remember way back when and I wanted to get away from my parents a hundred years ago, but instead, lying under a particular Navion wing.
The idea came to me on a blistering day at the Arlington Airshow as I was reclining under pictured wing -the same wing that flew us there. This was the second year I was lucky enough to attend and rather than burning my face off like I did last year, Ginny and I decided to spend much time just relaxing after checking out all we'd wanted to. It really was fabulous being surrounded with all the warbirds! Perfect temperature and perfectly protected too while watching the airshow.
Another wonderful year and great gin and tonic too.
Karyn Cantor, owner of Classic Hardware, contacted me awhile back in regards to using some of my artwork for this season's collection! I've been so excited and driven crazy holding off announcing this until I had a "retail" link to post.
All her pieces are just fabulous, and are sold all over the world. I'm honoured that she wanted to include my work with so many wonderful artists such as: KuKula, Kelly Haigh, Kelly Vivanco, Nix Turner, Caia Koopman, Angelina Wrona, Heather Watts, Sandra Frame, Sunny Buick.
Dateline: Los Angeles, California -
From June 6th to the 29th, locals and wandering gypsies alike will be able to ogle the finely crafted and delicately honed artwork of Bonni Reid at the world renowned La Luz de Jesus Gallery in a duo show with Cameron Tiede.
The artist herself will be in attendance at the opening on Friday the 6th, graciously accepting compliments and money, preferably the latter.
You can preview the show here and get in on the Bonni Reid action early through the modern miracle of the Internet Machine.
Billy Shire Fine Arts Gallery in collaboration with DVA Gallery is having a Group Show which I’ll also be attending in Chicago.
What makes this trip all the more fabulous is that I’ll finally get to meet my new nephew Jack! If it weren’t for him I’d probably would have skipped going altogether given my current situation which includes a hell of a lot of painting, but there’s no way I could pass up on meeting him!
This is the piece that I’ve put in for the show.
“The Chinese Emporium”
18 x 22″ (Framed)
Egg Tempera & Oil on panel