Collections and Obsessions, Museum Monday

Linda Apple

Art, is a passion of mine. Visiting museums is something I love doing for hours, and watching the people decipher, admire, and speculate about the art at museums can be just as fascinating. 

When I saw the series Linda was working on, I had to have some. The first one here, was one that was commissioned. I wanted her to create a woman reading in a museum with a Tiffany bag. I was excited by what she had created for my collection.

   
How many times have we been to museums, and the security guard is slipping into the fabric of the museum? This security guard is among the masterpieces. 

  

This another commissioned piece. A man with light brown hair, carrying a Mac bag. He went shopping at Apple before heading to the museum. Another one that pleased me. 
  

The last one, portraying cultures clashing was another that intrigued me immediately. Seeing a culture other than your own in a painting…is permission to stare, and permission to try to understand their history. If you are interested in owning some works of art by Linda click on her name. 

 

Collections and Obsessions, Galleria, Happiness Project, Museum Monday

Michael Blessing

One of the recent showstoppers at Just Looking Gallery, was paintings of neon signs of Michael Blessing. If I had the money I would have purchased more, alas there was only enough for one of his paintings last year. The one that won is painting of Fosters Freeze. fosters freeze

There were many reasons why this had to be the one. My children used to go to Fosters Freeze after school, and this year they tore the building down, and scrapped the lot clean. I knew the kids would be excited to have the painting in the house to remind them of the great times they used to have going there with their friends.

Even when the family unwrapped it, everyone was excited about it. I really didn’t think my husband would be excited as he was, and that was exciting for me. He even wanted to hang it up right away, and that usually doesn’t happen.

The clouds behind the sign look like they would be the clouds on a warm summer day. A perfect night for ice cream. The neon sign looks as though it could light up at any given moment. If you would like to see more of the work of Michael Blessing, please see his web site.

Galleria, Happiness Project, Museum Monday

Dennis Bredow

once we moved to our new town of San Luis Obispo, we had to check out the art scene and what it had to offer. We were not disappointed when we found Just Looking Gallery

Immediately the Mobil sign lured me into the gallery. There was also a couple of paintings of “Vespa”. The paintings had the 1930’s advertsing edge. I bought Mobil, Vespa, and commissioned Dennis to do Ferrar, Porsche, Lambretta, and Maserati. 

Dennis would do three mock ups with colors I had requested. The variations, in the paintings were subtle. Here are the paintings…