Painting Demonstration John Robertson Gallery Talk
This is a short video clip of Artist John Robertson from my recent museum talk and painting demonstration at the Santa Paula Art Museum. In the past I had participated in a couple of group shows at the museum. Both shows were about art and agriculture. Santa Paula is one of the most productive agriculture areas in California.
Egg man From Ventura Farmers Market
The figure you see in the video that I am painting is the egg man from the Saturday, Ventura Farmer’s Market. Painting the egg man was in keeping to the previous paintings I have shown at the museum. We have been buying eggs from the egg man for a number of years and seemed like an appropriate subject matter.. His eggs are pure bred – free range and delicious.
I have been working on a series of large-scale (8 foot) figurative, agriculture paintings based on a series of photos taken over the last four years at the Ventura County Fair. They have a big livestock section where the 4H and other youth agriculture groups show the animals they have raised over the previous year. Other subjects have been from the different horse shows and events at the fair.
About the Santa Paula Art Museum
“The Santa Paula Art Museum, Jeanette Cole Art Center was established as a not-for-profit organization with a mission to preserve and share Santa Paula’s artistic heritage including the famous Santa Paula Art Collection; and to educate and engage the community through collection, exhibition, interpretation, programming and outreach. “The information is from their website”
“The Santa Paula Art Museum is, in part, the repository and exhibition hall for the famous Santa Paula Art Collection. The valuable assemblage represents the accumulation of award winning entries in the Santa Paula Art Show which began in 1937.”…” The works that comprise the Collection reflect both Southern California’s art history and this community’s unique local history.”