Another post on the wonderful new work we’ll be exhibiting in our annual all-gallery show, “Beloved California,” which opens November 16. This pastel comes from the masterful hand of Bill Cone. “Cliff A.M.” (12″ x 9″) shows a beach on Drake’s Bay near Chimney Rock at Point Reyes. Several elephant seals look forward to sunbathing—just as soon as the fog burns off. The bit of pink sky is a perfect complement to, and relief from, the characteristic gray light.
Trevor Davis, who made the frame, a 2-1/2″ wide walnut slope, meticulously carved flutes across the shallow sight edge cove. The frame design not only enhances the perspective, but plays off the form of the beach, and Bill’s treatment of it using radiating lines. The goal was not only harmony of color, form, and line, but harmony of hand between two arts made for each other. A pale gold slip adorns the sight edge.
Bill Cone is one of twenty artists included in Beloved California IV, which opens on November 16 with a reception for the artists from 4 to 6, and runs through December 28.