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Photos from Art Show Reception

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The opening was fun! The show is beautiful! I was so happy to see some dear old friends, who made the trip down to the South Bay from the Palisades and Cheviot Hills. Thank you — it means a lot to me!

This Saturday, May 21,  2:00 p.m. at the Manhattan Beach Creative Art Center, Ruth Trotter, who curated this show, will be doing a critique of the work. I always learn so much when I attend events like this, and I will be there taking notes.

Right after that, at 4:00 p.m., fellow RBAG member Bob Mackie will be doing a demo at Cannery Row Studios, where he has a wonderful solo show. His cloisonne work is gorgeous, and I can’t wait to see how he does it.

I invite you to join me at these two events — Come be inspired!


I made too many changes at once: new paper, staples instead of tape, a new (larger) size. What was I thinking? The rippling issue was new and a little disturbing, and I couldn’t narrow down the cause with so many new variables. (They disappeared as the paper dried, but the paper was pulling off the board while I was working. Aack!)

The paper, a 42″ roll of Strathmore watercolor paper, is great! This particular painting required a lot of layers, weeks of fiddling around to get it to work, and the paper held up so much better than the paper I was using up before. I wish I’d switched much earlier.

Betty Mallorca  |  Love’s Labor #4, Bertha Series Five  |  42″ x 56″ | acrylic on paper

new paper

art studio

new paper, in studio

Two New Paintings

Two of my favorite paintings are part of Bertha Series Five. All grown up in their beautiful white frames!

November 2010: These two paintings were developed at the same time, and look nice viewed together.  Ford Falcon was exhibited at the 2nd Annual FOLA (Foundation of Local Art) Fundraiser, along with about 9 other paintings. That evening, I was given the opportunity to speak to the audience about my work. The feedback I received afterward was interesting. People seemed to enjoy what I had to say about my process. It was a good experience for me.

Laundry 3, painting by Betty Mallorca

Laundry 3, Bertha Series Five

Ford Falcon, a painting by Betty Mallorca

Ford Falcon, Bertha Series Five

Creating Art for a Cure / October 9-10, 2010

Art event invitation

I’m so pleased to have been invited to participate in this event. My art will be there—but I, sadly, will be elsewhere. (Mendocino. Family wedding. Actually a wonderful thing!) This event is a fundraiser for a great cause, so please come out and support it. The Edge is a great area, if you haven’t been there yet. Come say hello to my dear friend Michele, who will “be me” for the weekend. She is awesome!