Saturday, February 18, 2012

New Works: Enveloped in Red, Oil 2012

I am so very intrugued by the idea of artworks with a singular color.

The trick is to make a work of art that is not ordinary - not just one note played on the piano.  To make the reds sing in this 36x36 canvas it takes different reds and other colors in play all across the canvas. It looks so very simple, but it is the result of hundreds of marks, reworks, dead ends, chance and risks. It was a pleasure to have it on the easel day after day in conversation. It was also fun to load up the brush with a hot red and load it on the canvas like icing a cake.

"Enveloped in Red"  oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

Friday, February 17, 2012

For Fun: Contemporary artist poster

I couldn't resist this one.  It is amazing how much is involved after the art is made:  recording, photography, editing, framing, shipping, promoting.  It is quite the production and there is only one employee.  I'm definitely not complaining...being an artist is the greatest job in the world.  Kudos to artist Garnet Hettz for this bit of fun:

Thursday, February 9, 2012

New Works: Collage February 2012

I've just completed six new collages.  They are currently on exhibit at Framed Image, Denver through March 14.  They are small framed works that were a thrill to make.  Prices range from $275-$475.  You can view them all on my website.  Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Exhibiting: Framed Image, Denver 2012

EXHIBITING:   I'll be showing at the Framed Image Gallery, Denver beginning February 5. I'm in a group show titled "Red."  5066 East Hampden Ave. Denver

NEW PUBLICATION: Two of Ken's pastels were included in the French art magazine, Pratique des Arts, January 2012 article about artists using trees as a subject: "La Poesie des Arbres," The Poetry of Trees. view the article

At the booth with the poster "Autumn Verticals"
NEW: Poems Publishing has just released new poster images of Ken's works and featured them at their West Coast Art and Framing show booth, January 2012.