Fired up and ready to eat

img_0127  Yes, pizza.  My good friends the Cappalettis are finally opening their restaurant, Capps Wood Fired Pizza.  This isn’t actually an advert for them, because they don’t need one – the place will be packed.  But I particularly loved helping them set up for their opening, not least because they are letting me exhibit my paintings there.  I haven’t posted a lot of my paintings, that would be “mixed media”, ha ha, get it what I did there?  Yes, I haven been dabbling in the tactile and thoroughly loving it.  I start with a layer of heavily-textured gesso, and add paint and alcohol-based inks, which push each other around and blend and spread out in interesting ways which are hard to control so each piece is unique.  The Capps have graciously let me hang my work, and it just so happens that my color schemes complement their walls (which are cayenne red).  So this is what their pizza oven looked like, the very first time they fired it up.  A thing of beauty.  Then I got to watch John Cappaletti make the first pizza, and had the honor of taking the first bite.  And let me tell you, it was GOOD.  Garlic, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and fresh mozzarella, creamy and delicious.  Baked up puffy with a slight char on the bottom in about 3 minutes, no more.  I won’t bore you with endless pictures of pizza, but am hoping to show some photos of my paintings in place.  Manga!

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