Thursday, February 27, 2014

Grateful Notices: February 2014

Last Light
oil on panel 40 x 40

Private collection, Stillwater, MN

This is one of two oils I have done on wood panels. I really like the surface and the boxed- wood panels made by Ampersand are impeccably done. There will be more.

This is a simple subject but it is made more interesting with the glowing water and the red-rose glow in the background. The aqua form in the back was a result of trying everything else first. Only the aqua completed the effect by accenting all the other colors in the oil nicely.

Once it was framed in a pure gold floater, it became a gem.

Thank you Stillwater!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Grateful Notices: February 2014

Blue Veils II
oil on canvas 40 x 40
Collection: Shepherd and Kaplan, LLC
San Antonio, TX
Via: Corporate Portfolio, MI 

This oil started out much more complex and finally gave way to layers of trees in simplified forms. I just kept subtracting and simplifying the colors until it was done.  

Thank you Karen Paul with Corporate Portfolio and Shepherd and Kaplan.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Grateful Notices

Fall with the Evergreens
oil on canvas 48 x 60
Sold to a private collection, Denver, CO

This is one of the more complex paintings I have attempted. Over the year plus that it was in the studio, the oil went through a number of changes. After it was all done, I realized it was really very simple after all. The process was like a few semesters of collage with a great many hours put into this one. It was never frustrating since I really enjoyed making all the changes and learning along the way. 

A big thank you to the buyer that liked it right away!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Workshop: St. Simons, Georgia February 2014

Making it Fine Art Workshop

This was fun and wow, the breakthroughs did appear!

Pictured left to right:
Ken  Carol Jo Smidt   Donna Claytor   Carly Hardy  Ella Cart   Lynn Singer

I thoroughly appreciated every moment. It was magical.

Thanks to the Glynn Art Association for their sponsorship and to Carly Hardy for making it all happen. Carly and Ella are locals and they enriched the entire experience with their inside info about everything St. Simons.

Have Ken do a workshop in your area and sign up for those currently scheduled.

I stayed at the Darien Waterfront Inn. It was charming and the owner Jo Ann made it home for me.

Thank you everyone!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Exhibition: Open Press 25th Anniversary, February 2014

Currently Exhibiting:

I am honored to be one of the 30 featured artists in this group show, exhibiting two of my monotypes.

Open Press 25th Anniversary
A Celebration and Exhibition of Tradition and Experimentation of the Fine Art Print
The exhibit is on display now.

Artist Reception: Friday, February 28, 2014 5:30-8:00 pm. Continues through April 12.

Location: McNichols Civic Center
144 West Colfax, Denver, CO