Sunday, October 28, 2018

Exhibiting: Sorelle Gallery, New Canaan, CT, Nov 8 - Dec 10

Forest Sequence I, oil on  two, 48 x 60 inch canvases, total size, 48 x 120 inches  $24000 unframed

I am pleased to announce an upcoming, 2-person show, Light Effects with Alina B. this November 8 at the Sorelle Gallery, New Canaan, CT.
A number of new works with be exhibiting, including my 3 x 10 ft. oil, Forest Sequence I (see below). The show continues through Dec 10.

View my works in the exhibition

Oil on canvas, 36 X 60      $7500 unframed
More about this oil on Ken's blog, For the Color
Big Pond and Sky
oil on canvas, 40 X 60    $9950 unframed

Lake Palette II
oil on canvas 36 x 60   $7500  unframed

Monday, October 22, 2018

New Work: Iridescent Lake Oil on panel, 24 x 24 inches

Iridescent Lake  Oil on panel, 24 x 24 inches  $2150 unframed

I was very interested in red today, or more precisely, red on red on red. This oil was started with that in mind and once finished, the ambient light bathes everything in saturated red tones. For a colorist painter, it is a happy day.

One red won't do, otherwise the oil would become monotonous like one note over and over again on the piano. Instead, slightly different reds create an attractive disharmony, like a chord containing a sharp or flat note... a bit complicated and more orchestral or jazzy.

It did make a noise hanging in the studio!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Currently exhibiting: Dominique Boisjoli Fine Art

Here are works currently exhibiting at the Dominique Boisjoli Fine Art Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.

Left to right:

SACCADE XI    enlarge
Oil on canvas, 40 X 40 $7550 framed
More about this oil

Oil on canvas, 40 X 40 $7550 framed
More about this oil

LAST COLORS    enlarge
Pastel on sanded paper, 18 x 12 $1350 framed
Dominique Boisjoli Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
More about this pastel

Oil on canvas, 36 X 60 $8450 framed

Oil on canvas, 48 X 48 $8950 framed

Oil on canvas, 36 x 36   $5100 framed

Pastel on sanded paper, 14 1/2 X 14 1/8   $1450 framed

SACCADE XI    enlarge
Oil on canvas, 40 X 40   $7550 framed

Friday, October 12, 2018

New Work: Winter Contrast, pastel on paper, 15 1/4 x 19 inches

Winter Contrast  pastel on paper, 15 1/4 x 19 inches  $2250 framed
Dominique Boisjoli Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
In this pastel I've revisited an idea from some years ago. The colors are accentuated except in the middle snow and the foreground trees.

Every part of this pastel has interesting notes and to get there, I kept working the different areas to bring them to life with rich color and soft overlays.

The pastel looks fairly bright but it really is how the richer colors are emerging from the grey tones. It was a bit of an adventure, although on a smaller scale to pull it all together and I can honestly say that it was years in the making. 

Monday, October 8, 2018

Ken Elliott and Casey Klahn Workshop Intensive October 4-8, 2018

Casey and I just completed our 4 day Workshop and we are proud of all the hard work put in by the attendees and the great results they had.

Throughout the 4 days, a number of different concepts and images were created by the artists. We sought inspiration, explored possibilities and even copied the masters.

Much was learned and we had a remarkable time together.

Casey and I will do it again in 2019, Thurs-Sun April 25-28. Sign up information will be on Ken's website in a few days. We hope to see you there!

Photos from the class:

Casey's pastel demonstrations:

Ken's 36 x 36 oil demo:

Artworks by the attendees: