Thursday, August 30, 2012

Book: My book is now available electronically for $9.99

At last! My 94 page book is now available electronically in Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch only versions for $9.99  preview / purchase / download book

Hardback versions are available with or without a giclee print for $115 and $150.  complete information

This is a compilation of the best of my works from the last twenty years...check it out in preview.  I hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

For fun: Costumes at the Denver Art Museum

Somewhere in the Denver Art Museum, there is a cabinet with costumes and hats.  We had a ball playing around with this as a break from our looking at some serious artworks.  Here is artist Lee McVey from Albuquerque, myself and Ed Ruotolo from NY putting our headgear together.

Find the cabinet - send me your dress-up photos.  We've set the bar pretty low here, so better poses are expected!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

In the Studio: August 19, 2012

There are a lot of works in progress in my studio today.  On the easel is a 4x6 foot oil that I'm working up from the pastel on the right.  To the left are two 3x5 foot oils in progress.  I'm steadily making new works for my museum show with 5 other artists at the Madden Museum of Art, Denver in early August 2012.  You can follow the progress of our show here  I hope to see you at our opening Thursday, October 4!

Also announcing:
Making it Fine Art Workshop

Two-day workshops forming in Houston and Denver, late Fall 2012. Possible dates are for any weekend in Oct and the 2nd or 3rd weekends on November.  complete info

Please inquire by email or 303-995-1611
Workshops for 2013 in Cape Cod, Atlanta and New York are forming. Please inquire by email or 303-995-1611

Workshops: Denver and Houston late Fall, 2012

Workshop announcement

Late Sun  pastel, 13 1/2 x 18 inches
Making it Fine Art
2-day workshops forming in Houston and Denver, late Fall 2012. 

Possible dates are for any weekend in Oct and the 2nd or 3rd weekends on November.
Please inquire by email or 303-995-1611

Workshops for 2013 in Cape Cod, Atlanta and New York are forming.   Please inquire.

Two-day workshop: $225. per person
Ken is available for group Workshops in your area or individually.  Complete info

Total Arts Gallery exhibition, Taos NM 2012
He comes from a background of working in the art gallery and ancillary art businesses for over 40 years. As an artist for 25 of those years, he can speak to the business and creative aspects of being a professional artist.

Ken studied with Wolf Kahn for a month at the Santa Fe Art Institute Master Class program. He came away with enough information for a lifetime. For decades he has been associated with a number of wonderful and successful artists. As a former gallery dealer, he has a great deal of experience and knowledge about past and present artists and their reasons for success. Having grown up in the arts with framing, gallery management and as an artist, he has much to offer to the hobbyist and professional artist.

Pricing: (depending on the location, a minimum number of students will apply to cover travel expenses)

Two-day workshop: $225. per person

In his workshop:
Ken will discuss strategies for creating better artworks with a variety of common and creative tools. The workshop will focus the strategies for making better paintings, going to new places in your work and how to make fine art. Much attention will be given to improving your own artworks and career.

Ken will demonstrate painting using oil and pastel. He will discuss the idea of making strong starts and keeping the way open for more interesting and dramatic finishes.

In addition to making art works, Ken will talk about business and promotion, which are necessary to be a successful artist in the marketplace.

There will be serious discussions, laughs, and your questions.   We will all come away with new tools to take your art to the next level.

Attendees are invited to bring whatever they wish to paint with and work on.  Bring works to start, works in progress, and finished works to evaluate.  There will be a lot of conversation about the mental aspects of making good art by design and experiment.  The mental aspect is the quickest way to get the breakthroughs to the next big success in your art.

 Ken will bring some finished works to share with the group.

Video: Piet Mondrian, A Journey Through Modern Art


Piet Mondrian, A Journey Through Modern Art    YouTube
Here is an intriguing video about the evolution of Piet Mondrian. Music by Philip Glass. The first two images, Amaryllis and Molen Mill are not in the video, but are included here to further demonstrate Mondiran's skill and development.

Molen Mill, Mill in Sunlight

Avond (Evening): Red Tree
Piet Mondrian was born in the Netherlands in 1872. He is best known for abstracted paintings of colored squares and black lines. His  creative journey took him through realist works and in the end, he became an icon of a clean, minimalist style known throughout the world.


Composition with Grey and Light Brown

His last painting, Broadway Boogie Woogie
Trafalgar Square

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Workshop: Denver, July 2012

Here is a photo from my Denver workshop, "Making Fine Art." We are working it...there are oils, acrylics and pastels in small to large sizes being tamed and bent to our will !

Most of the attendees were from the Denver Metro but Suzanne was from Alaska, bearing fresh salmon and amazing stories for everyone.  We had a marvelous time, everyone brought their unique experiences, efforts and their were kudos all around. Some very good works were created by everyone to take back home.  It's quite the honor working with artists that have truly focused their minds and hearts to the creation of fine art.    ...and yes, we celebrated with champagne afterwards.  It was a great weekend.

In late October or early November, I'll be doing a formal painting and pastel workshop in the Houston metro.  The class is forming up now.

Also, there are tentative plans for Workshops in Cape Cod, Atlanta and New York, 2013.  complete info  In the Workshop, we will be discussing the strategies for making fine art and taking your art to the next level.  The two-day workshop is $225.  Please let me know if your are interested  email me about workshops  complete workshop info