Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Two more restaurant paintings

Here are two more restaurant paintings, one just completed, the other from last year. Both are 22 x 30, acrylic on paper.

First, just completed...

And from last year...

After shooting these it became painfully obvious I needed a new process for shooting photos of art.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Fort Worth Guitar Guild Music Festival at the Modern

We went to the first concert of the 2009 Fort Worth Guitar Guild Music Festival at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Tonight's performance featured Elliot Frank playing pieces by J. S. Bach,  Isaac Albeniz, Agustin Barrios and contemporary composer Andrew Zohn. The second half of the program featured Guitar Guild founder and Festival organizer Mitch Werverka, who played pieces by Guiliani and contemporary composers Jorge Ritter Navarro and Ernesto Garcia de Leon.

What a great concert. More music at the Modern on Thursday, July 30 when Marko Feri performs, and Saturday, August 1 when Richard Todd and Jeffery McFadden and Andrew Zohn are on stage. Check the Fort Worth Guitar Guild Music Festival site for more information. All performances are at 8 PM. Admission to the two remaining concerts is $20.

There are also Master Classes being offered in conjunction with the Festival. Check the Guitar Guild website or stop by Ft Worth Orchestral Hall on Trail Lake Drive, Wednesday through Friday, 9 AM to 3:30 PM.

The Guitar Guild has also, for the last eleven years, sponsored a recital series at the Fort Worth Public Library, featuring young performers from the area. I've gone to quite a few of these -- well worth the trip. Admission to these is free. Note: if you've gone to these in the past, this year they will be held at the FW Central Library downtown rather than at the Southwest Regional Library.

Updates -- and Twitter!

I figured out how to make it a little easier to update blog entries, so hopefully I'll be updating this site more often. I've also set up a Twitter account, which you can see at (be aware that "RalphArt" is case sensitive).

In the next day or two I'll try and post some photos of some paintings I've finished this year.