Last week in Palm Desert, the J. Willott gallery did not disappoint.
I was really intrigued by the work of Michael Schultheis. In person, the painting at the top of this collection is absolutely magnificent. The palette is perfect. "Limicon Summit of Pythagoras" is 96x48 ..well outside of any space I have available at home (well anywhere actually) and subsequently, well....extremely out of my budget. "Twin Cosine" was another favorite...much smaller... one day.............
There are a lot of art galleries on the paseo in Palm Desert. My daughter and I went into 6 or 7 of them while we were in town watching tennis. Following Michael Schultheis, we also liked the artwork of James Jensen. Much different than Schultheis, but also abstract, we liked the Jensen paintings that were finished with a dimensional high gloss. I try to replicate that finish in some of my own artwork, but have never quite achieved the perfection that James Jensen had on his oil paintings shown above. See that? Jensen uses gold leaf.... love.
If you're out in the desert, it's a very casual, easy gallery experience. You won't be disappointed. Make sure to pencil in some time to stroll the paseo.