Had a great time at the de Young Friday with my friend painter Rodney Artiles. The Girl with the Pearl Earring is a sight to see. However, when Rodney saw it in Holland it was not under glass and was lit from above through sky lights so the beautiful blue around the edge of her face was actually visible. Here you had to know it was there and crank your neck this way and that to see it at all. Still the glass allowed visitors to get up close and personal which was especially great for all the Rembrandt etchings. Well worth the inspiring trip!
Note: When we were discussing the differences between engraving, etching and dry point, a crowd gathered to learn about printmaking. Maybe I should become a docent - heh heh.
Kala Art Institute will be exhibiting some of my artists books at the CODEX International Book Fair. CODEX is one of the premier Book-Arts fairs in the world and will take place Sunday, February 10th through Wednesday, February 13th at the Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way in Richmond, CA.
Codex is an amazing bi-annual book fair and a must see. Be sure to stop by Kala's table where you will find my books and others by prominent artists from the S.F. Bay area.