The New Year

I had every intention of beginning the new year with creating more paintings. Then my first cold in a decade hit me. And as I bounced back, I got hit with Laryngitis. So down for the count this time.  Nuts! So no new paintings just yet. There are still many on my AVAILABLE page though. And I felt like I wanted to get things moving in New Masters Gallery’s new temporary location. This was all I could come up with. It’s not as creative as I’d have prefered but, there you have it. If you haven’t stopped by there, on the other side of Ocean Avenue in Carmel, you should. They’ve all worked very hard to get their temporary home open again. If you have any questions, please let me know. Yes, I know I left it a little late, but hey, I’ve been sick

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Happy New Year 2016

As much as I like to wait until the last minute, I am actually getting this fun project done before then. On my birthday no less.

It’s been a challenging year with the gallery fire and all. But the gallery is open in its new temporary location. So here’s to a new year with a minimum of excitement, and a maximum of joy!

Kelp Forest Frolic 2 New Year 2016

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New Masters Ribbon Cutting

For those of you interested, here is a borrowed photo of the ribbon cutting of New Masters Gallery’s new, temporary, location. By temporary, I mean, probably a year.  There was a wonderful congratulations, from the Carmel Chamber of Commerce. And what a beautiful space it is. So if you go to Carmel, California, Dolores between 5th and 6th,  please stop in and see them. Please note the lovely  little otter paintings to the left of the photo.

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New New Masters Gallery is coming along!

 

Here is some of the interior of the new, New Masters Gallery. It is coming along! The ribbon cutting will be Friday, October 16, between 4 and 7 PM. The new location is on Dolores between 5th and 6th. That’s in Carmel, California, for those who are not familiar with it. What do you think?

 

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A Bit of News

For those who read this part of my web site, I keep being asked what is happening with the gallery. Here is a bit of an update, with what information I have.

Yes, of course, New Masters is opening again. These things do take some time. For those clamoring for my work, you can still purchase my paintings from New Master Gallery directly, though their new location is not open yet. You can also, purchase off my web site as it now accepts credit cards.

I don’t have an exact date of the gallery’s opening. I will say it is on Dolores street, but on the other side of Ocean Avenue. Interestingly enough, it is just about a half a block from where Bill Hill opened his first gallery 40 plus years ago, and where I first showed with him.  It will be the location of the gallery until such time as the old space has been repaired from the fire. So watch this space for updates as I get them, and if you get to Carmel, watch THIS space. It’s nice to see, isn’t it?

Everything else remains the same. P.O. Box 7009,Carmel, CA 93921: 831-625-1511 :800-336-4014.

 

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Not Good News

 

I am sorry to say that,if you didn’t know, New Masters Gallery has had a fire. For those of you who are aware of this situation, I wanted to let you know I will continue to sell my work on the gallery’s behalf during their renovations. First and foremost, of course, nobody was hurt. And, most of the art is safe.

Hopefully all of those people who have enjoyed the wonderful collection that Bill Hill and his family have presented over their forty plus years in business in Carmel, will continue to support them through these difficult times.

If anyone is interested in a painting from my Available page, and are unable to contact the gallery during this hectic period for them, please feel free to contact me.

Just consider me the temporary New Masters Gallery annex for my work. I have great skills in packing paintings and am not afraid to use them.

Please call me or contact me via e-mail with any questions you might have.

Thank you!

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Otter Fun Facts

As some of you may know, I’m having a show and painting demonstration tomorrow, Saturday May 23, 2015 at New Masters Gallery on Dolores between Ocean Ave and 7th St, Carmel , CA 93921, from 4-7pm. 831.625.1511, for any questions.

I decided to do a little coloring sheet for kids to hand out there. But I was so pleased with it, I thought I post it here so it can be downloaded anywhere. It is for kids big and small, who love to color. Feel free to color outside the lines. I do it all the time!

Otter Fun Facts

Otter Fun Facts

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Responsive Web Design

Okay, don’t go for a snooze right away. This is important.

I have noticed from my web site statistics that I am get a lot of views of my site from Smart Phones. So when my web designer wrote about Responsive Web Design in her blog, I paid attention. I am not saying I knew exactly what she was talking about, but she knows her stuff, so I got in touch with her about it.

After all, I have a website to show people my work. And if it doesn’t work properly for them, that defeats the purpose. So, just to let you know, for those who follow my Musings, it is in the works.

And just to make this a little interesting and less dry, here’s a little image I did when i was first learning to paint  with Photoshop.

"Fuji-san and Two Fairies"

“Fuji-san and Two Fairies”

 

 

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Opinion Please

I just finished up another painting for my show : Saturday,  May 23, 2015, at New Masters Gallery on Dolores between Ocean Ave and 7th St , Carmel, California, 93921 from 4-7pm. 831.625.1511in case I forgot to mention it.  It is a round one because I thought I had several frames that size. It turns out I had two.  

One is a bit more simple, an antique gold and wide. The other is a champagne gold, brighter but narrower. I can’t decide which looks better on it. The painting is, of course, excellent.  The question is, which frame do I put on it. So I thought I’d ask the folks who look at my web site and my Facebook Merry Kohn Studio page, which one they think looks better.

It’s not a contest, and there is no prize. I may not even take the opinion given if there is a response. I will however offer a hearty handshake to anyone who shows up for the event, and tells me they offered an opinion. Or I may just look for another frame.

"Otter Garden 1" - Option 1

“Otter Garden 1” – Option 1

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“Otter Garden 1” – Option 2

 

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Save This Date

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“Otter Frolic 3″ 10×8”

Please join us for a fun-filled evening with Local Artist, Merry Kohn Buvia. She will be here doing a live demonstration of the Sea Otters. It will be a kid friendly environment. Don’t miss out. These little guys are swimming fast!

Saturday May 23, 2015 at New Masters Gallery on Dolores between Ocean Ave and 7th St from 4-7pm.

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